I’ve known Yuri for a few yrs. Up until my last trip 2 wks June 2015, I’ve only had him as a friend, and not my personal tour guide. My 2 wks in Guardalavaca Holguin Cuba was pretty amazing. I rented a car for 3 days with Yuri driving it, in his name. We went to Gibara, Holguin City a few times, Banes to see the tattoo lady, Boca De Sama a few times for lunch. Yuri is the ultimate tour guide. After the 3 day car rental, he helped me get another driver. He will talk down prices of meals, taxi services for you as he did for me. A lot of Cubans know him, and I agree with them when they say Yuri is one of the good ones. Not only is he multilingual, but he is also caring, incredibly honest, ambitious, but he is also trustworthy. When he says he will do something he will. He’s a person of integrity, and if you go to Cuba for the history and know more abt Cuba, Yuri is your man! When I go back for New Years I will be staying in a ‘casa particular’ for a week, and Yuri will be by my side again as a tour guide, and friend. You will walk away from your time with him feeling as if you made a friend for life.