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Mary Guirard Aug 03, 2015 at 06:10 PM

What are the most appreciated donations to take to Cuba? We were thinking of LED flashlights and reading glasses.
How about recommended leisure time evening activities. I am interested in dancing spots.
I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
Mary and Sonja from Louisiana

Premium Email Subscriber Aug 03, 2015 at 05:27 PM

What time in history pertains to your discussion of "authentic" Cuban culture; pre-or post Fidel/Raoul regimes?
ann tomsho Aug 03, 2015 at 05:55 PM

Your question relates to what? Where did you see mention of "authentic" Cuban culture? During my trip in April, all history was mentioned.
ann tomsho Aug 03, 2015 at 05:55 PM

seems to me all Cuban culture is authentic
Premium Email Subscriber Aug 03, 2015 at 06:00 PM

If all history was mentioned on your trip,then you have answered my question. To answer yours, "authentic Cuban culture" was referenced in the program description.

Jessica Cossaboom Jul 31, 2015 at 02:22 PM

Hi Pat! Sorry, but I'm going with the September 16th group. And you are going in December. So, we won't have the opportunity to meet. However, if you are facebook perhaps we can chat there. Have a great time! I intend on doing so!

Cynthia Arno Jul 27, 2015 at 06:05 PM

Thanks again.

Jessica Cossaboom Jul 27, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Thank you for your update. I viewed the cost of the immunizations and whew! are they expensive. I wasn't going to have them; thought better and now with your post I guess I'll stop driving myself crazy and go without! Thanks! have a great day!

Premium Email Subscriber Jul 27, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Again, I can only say that I went in April. The restaurants were impeccably clean. I had no vaccinations and no problems

Jessica Cossaboom Jul 27, 2015 at 11:07 AM

Barbara, we are adults and I do not find any smart alecs with us. Just good people sharing their experiences. Have a great day

Barbara Rice Jul 27, 2015 at 10:05 AM

As I said, our trip was wonderful. And our fellow travelers were all lovely. They were great. So glad some of you were not with us - no smart alecs with us. I, too, have travelled, extensively. Will take the advice of physicians and the CDC anytime. Returned from Cuba a few days ago. Loved the trip. Terrific experience. But, there is filth. We went to what are nice restaurants, but there were still flies on our food in many. Bug on my plate in the nicest restaurant by the embassy. Accepted it and went on. Have a great time, Cynthia.
Walter Weeks Jul 27, 2015 at 10:10 PM

B.R. IT has been 3 months since we returned from a great trip, we didn't get sick or die. We didn't shots as we are seasoned travelers and had got them years ago. You don't drink the water Road Scholar provides plenty bottled. Never saw flies in any restaurant, but then I wasn't looking for them. Rest rooms in restaurant were clean, some beautiful. You may use any restroom in any bar or hotel or restaurant while you are walking. One Cuban said 'it is okay to use,we own it' Remember it is a Communist county and the government owns everything. BNB's and restaurants are different. Love our trip in April, Y You will be warm this time of year. Take a chance and swim in the Bay of PIGS.

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