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Deirdre Mc Kee Mar 27, 2015 at 07:16 PM

And therefore one only sees part of Cuba. Also there is too much food and it ain't great food. But I am very glad I went before McDonald's arrives.


Stanley Conrad Mar 27, 2015 at 07:05 PM

The worst part is the absence of time for exploration on your own. This is an unfortunate result of Road Scholar's having to kowtow to the still-draconian restrictions our govt places on this type of tour. In spite of that, though, it's a wonderful experience.


Joan Engelhaupt Mar 27, 2015 at 05:54 PM

Staying up late (cuz dinner is usually long and served late) and then getting up super early cuz there's so much to do the next morning. But don't focus on what's the worst part--you'll be so glad you went!
Lorna Gerry Mar 27, 2015 at 06:09 PM

Worst part?? It was a wonderful trip that, for me, could only have been better if there had been even more of everything - meeting people and getting to know them even more, enjoying the culture, learning about even more aspects of the lives of cubans, etc. etc. It's a fascinating and wonderful trip on so many levels.
Paula Galland Mar 27, 2015 at 06:24 PM

The only thing that was less than wonderful was the Miama airport arrival. My Homeland Security agent decided to give me a hard time about going to Cuba. Good thing I was not smuggling extra cigars.


Lynne Geary Mar 27, 2015 at 05:27 PM

What is the worst part of this trip?
Jan Wolfe Mar 27, 2015 at 05:30 PM

Many of the toilets don't have seats.
Barbara R Carter Mar 27, 2015 at 05:44 PM

I would probably agree with Jan Wolfe. The best part for me on my trip there in February was meeting the people...gracious, friendly and so willing to talk with us.
Natalie Maynor Mar 27, 2015 at 06:33 PM

I adored everything about the trip (though mine was not exactly the same trip -- I went in October 2011, and apparently that program has morphed into this slightly longer one).


Beverly Peress Mar 26, 2015 at 03:00 PM

Any singles traveling on the April 28 trip who might want to correspond before the trip?


Lynne Geary Mar 26, 2015 at 02:42 PM

Can you flush toilet paper in Cuba?
Kathryn Bowers Mar 26, 2015 at 02:44 PM

Nope. TP is deposited in a trash can in each stall that is provided for that purpose.
Dorothy Jackson Mar 26, 2015 at 03:02 PM

No toilet seats in public bathrooms either; practice your squatting skills.
Marc Weiss Mar 26, 2015 at 06:06 PM

Hotels no problem - elsewhere often no flushing!


Barbara R Carter Mar 16, 2015 at 12:01 PM

What about donations when visiting the Tomas Terry Theater?? Anyone know about this?


Barbara R Carter Mar 16, 2015 at 10:21 AM

A note about the visit to the English book store in Havana says to see the discussion board about "donations" for this activity. What does this mean? When visiting the Jewish community we brought donation of things as well as money.
Margaret Siegel Mar 16, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Cuba Libro book store welcomes American magazines, such as The New Yorker. so bring what you can and they will be treasured by the customers at the book store.
Barbara R Carter Mar 16, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Thanks Margaret Siegel.
Marc Weiss Mar 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Cuba Libro Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cubalibroHAV. Lots of interesting infromation.
Barbara R Carter Mar 16, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Thanks Marc Weiss!!


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