Cuba Today

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Cuba! There and back...

How was the trip? Amazing! Overwhelming! Challenging! This was the view as we approached the José Martí International Airport outside...

Are you kidding me?

Nothing more distressing than calling an airline to clarify something about a trip and hearing that there is NO such flight! I am leaving...

Ouch!

This is my personal reaction to the typhoid vaccination—redness the size of a baseball and soreness at the site of the shot on my arm....

Thank goodness for China!

The most exotic trip I've taken, measured by pre-trip vaccinations, was to China about a dozen years ago.  The recommendation was for a...

More on Baracoa

Due to its geographic isolation, Baracoa, Cuba, is an exotic place even to Cubans, especially those from the capital of Havana. This...

TWO STEPS BACK

So, surprise, surprise! My desire to get to Cuba, and specifically to Baracoa, is once again thwarted. The SUPs cancelled their trip and...

BARACOA, HERE I COME…I THINK

Now armed with my newly minted Cuban passport, it looks like I’ll be joining a group of international SUPs (Stand Up Paddlers, for those...

PASSORT BLOG -3.0

¡Aleluya!  That’s Hallelujah to those of you who don’t speak Spanish, something I encourage all to do since it is indeed the second most...

PASSORT BLOG -2.0

STILL no passport, and I’ve now missed my third opportunity to join a group traveling to Baracoa, Cuba. Thank goodness I haven’t lost any...