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Barbara Fredricksen Jul 24, 2015 at 02:54 PM

I'm going on the Dec. 4 Santiago to Habana trip. Anybody else on that one yet? I did the People to People last December, and it was awesome! Can't wait to get back to beautiful, wonderful Cuba! As someone has said, the USA has a lot to learn from these smart, generous people.

Linda Hill Jun 25, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Did you get a chance to visit El Floridita in Havana for a daiquiri?
Nan Schaller Jun 25, 2015 at 01:40 PM

There was time to do it, but we did not do it.

Donald Schoengold May 31, 2015 at 11:44 PM

I am guessing that with the current increased interest in Cuba as people realize that things are going to change there, trips will tend to sell out. I would not put off your decision too long.

Re the roommate question - call RoadScholar.


jennifer jones May 31, 2015 at 06:01 PM

I am interested in possibly taking a trip in January. Practically speaking, how long can I wait to see how my money is doing before that trip will start to get really filled up? I would go alone, so if I pay for double occupancy, will the trip "furnish" a roommate for me?
Charlotte Drayer May 31, 2015 at 10:08 PM

We wanted to take the 2 week trip at the end of January/early February to get cooler weather, but waited for the results of a medical procedure my husband had in early December. By then, the dates were filled until the end of February early March date, which was hotter but still terrific. If you want a specific date, book it while it's still available. You can ask for a roommate and the earlier you book, the greater the odds that you'll get one. If I were you, I'd call RS and ask. They know when winter trips begin filling. You're probably okay through August for a January trip, but there are no guarantees.
Diane Gruver Jun 27, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Jennifer, I went alone and paid the supp, but I could have signed up requesting a roomate and if no other single woman signed up I would have gotten the room for the "shared" price...you can go that route. I also went end of Jan for 16 days returning mid Feb, weather was perfect, no rain, some cool days, some warm, but never HOT.
Diane Gruver Jun 27, 2015 at 10:56 AM

If you want to go in the best months, I'd sign up now, those dates tend to fill up sooner. I'm going to Seville, Spain next winter and the Feb trip has been sold out for a month or so, but the Oct trip isn't filled yet.

Susan Hoffman May 24, 2015 at 08:21 PM

Do you have to carry your luggage up hotel or other stairs on this trip?
Dottie Marban May 24, 2015 at 09:07 PM

Not at all. We usually had to roll the luggage from the bus to the hotel lobby where it was then collected by staff and delivered to our rooms. Upon departure, we left luggage outside the room and it was taken to the lobby where we had to identify it before it was loaded onto the bus. It worked great. In Trinidad at the B&B we just took a small carry-on since we stayed only one night.
Susan Hoffman May 25, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Thanks for your answer, Dottie.

Ralph Palmer May 11, 2015 at 01:39 PM

Should I get a plug adapter for chargers and power cords?
Nan Schaller May 11, 2015 at 01:42 PM

We took one just in case but never used it. What might be more useful is a 1 to 3 plug depending on what you are taking as there most often was a single 110 outlet.
Ralph Palmer May 11, 2015 at 05:51 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, Nan.
Charlotte Drayer May 11, 2015 at 09:20 PM

The outlets are designed to take both US and European plugs. We didn't need the adapter we took either.
John Cubit May 12, 2015 at 02:05 PM

John Cubit May 12, 2015 at 02:10 PM

Ditto here. I never needed my adapter. Look carefully at the outlets: some appear to be only the round-hole European style, but they also have the US style slots. Because the outlets are few and behind furniture, I'd recommend a shot extension cord with 3 or more outlets at one end. This will simplify plugging in multiple chargers, etc.
John Cubit May 12, 2015 at 02:11 PM

"short" extension cord

James Zuiches May 04, 2015 at 05:41 PM

We are on the May 15 trip to Cuba. I was wondering about gifts. A friend recently went with a church group and he suggested band-aids and first aid materials. Is this a good idea?
Jim Zuiches
Nan Schaller May 11, 2015 at 01:44 PM

If you search thru this discussion board, you'll see several comments about gifts. Truly, just about anything is useful. First aid materials are fine. We ended up leaving most of the "drugs" we brought along at the hospice we visited (for us) on our last day.
Martha Ressler May 11, 2015 at 09:03 PM

I agree with Nan. In particular people kept saying they really need analgesics (aspirin and related products). Plus anti-fungal foot powder (BTW, bring some for yourself! I wish I had.)

Michael Landes Apr 11, 2015 at 02:56 PM

We are going on the May 15 Cuba trip. Has anyone gone on the Miami tour with David Del Rio that is recommended in the RS material? Would appreciate any reviews.
Linda Lindert Apr 11, 2015 at 03:15 PM

Six of us went before our tour last year and we loved it! He is very informative and it was worth the time and price.

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