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The Cuban Evolution in the Arts and Free Enterprise

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Thomas Bruno Jan 29, 2015 at 11:34 PM

We just returned from The Cuban Evolution in the Arts and Free Enterprise program. Ask me anything about money, hotels, food, etc.
Out trip was 5 nights at Hotel Nacional followed by 2 nights at Melia Varadero.


Stephen Abrams Jan 29, 2015 at 09:23 PM

Is anyone aware of the timing of the return to Miami on March 26. I am trying to arrange travel that afternoon back to Madison, WI.
Thomas Bruno Jan 29, 2015 at 11:29 PM

Our group just returned this morning. Got up in Varadero at 4 am for a 5 am bus ride to Havana. Arrived Havana airport for a 10 am charter to Miami. Landed in Miami at 11:10 am. Your mileage may differ, but it seems the charter flights are mostly in the morning. We had a 4:50 flight out of MIA so we had to kill 5 hours at the airport, but a flight after 3 pm should be high probability of being an OK connection.


Premium Email Subscriber Jan 29, 2015 at 11:38 AM

So looking forward to my trip beginning March 4th....my mother visited Cuba, as a single woman, with friends in 1939!!! Her scrapbook has some wonderful photos.


Carol Johnson Jan 24, 2015 at 09:31 AM

MasterCard to Lift Transaction Block on US Cards in Cuba
Friday, 23 Jan 2015 01:34 PM

MasterCard Inc. said it will lift a block on U.S. bank-card transactions in Cuba after receiving guidance from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

The change takes effect March 1, according to a bulletin the Purchase, New York-based company sent to banks and other customers and obtained by Bloomberg News. Seth Eisen, a MasterCard spokesman, confirmed the bulletin’s contents.


Wind Vogel Jan 18, 2015 at 03:01 PM

Will there be any possibility of seeing work done by the artist, Jose Fuster? He has decorated many homes (including his own) with murals and tiles. His home (on the outskirts of Havana) has an outdoor workshop gallery open daily from 9 am - 5 pm.
Premium Email Subscriber Jan 18, 2015 at 03:32 PM

We were in Cuba 2 months ago and the tour spent 2 hours at Fuster's studio. Had plenty of time to look and purchase art
Winn Kalmon Jan 18, 2015 at 10:47 PM

I'll be with the March 4 group, and hope we can put Fusterlandia on our schedule.
Ellen D Jan 25, 2015 at 11:23 PM

We are going Feb 11 and I am going to call RS to see if we will see the studio. How much cash do you recommend we bring if we wan to buy art?


Thomas Bruno Jan 17, 2015 at 09:14 AM

I just uploaded a 16 minute video to YouTube of a trip I took to Havana in April 2001 chaperoning a group of high school students.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOrRzwn4pMA
I guess I'll get to compare what changes, if any, I find when we arrive on our trip January 22, 2015
Eloise Mares Jan 18, 2015 at 09:32 PM

Thank you for sharing your video. It was very interesting. I look forward to our January 22, 2015 trip also.


Murray Bodin Jan 16, 2015 at 08:09 AM

I just downloaded the Google Translate app. Seems to work well.


carol yost Jan 15, 2015 at 04:08 PM

How soon will we actually be able to use credit cards to get cuban pesos?


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