US visitors to Cuba

by Harry, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 14:06 (4696 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I remember Cubans being very accommodating to American tourists. Starting with entry stamping a loose piece of paper that you can fit in your passport, that doesn't have to be shown to US authorities upon your return.
There might still be regular flights Miami/Havana.

Quite the love / hate thing about the States. The country almost defines itself by its opposition to America, but at the same time worships so many things about the US. Everything from a love of baseball to greenback dollars being the desired black market currency.

The people there aren't free. And the regime can be quite oppressive.
Amazing music, cigars, rum and as usual, terrific "hard times" people who will love you to pieces and try to get you to sponsor their emigration.

Safe enough to visit, I suppose, but their bureaucracy can get at least as ugly Mexico. Last summer there was a horrendous story about a Cdn. lad who was involved in a car accident, and it became a real horror show trying to get home afterwards.


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