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The Cuban Art Revolution: Meeting the Artists and People of Cuba

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Pamela Hazard Mar 23, 2014 at 09:50 AM

In preparation for upcoming trip to Cuba on May 7th I have been doing some historical reading. I found a great non-fiction book called "Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba Then Lost it to the Revolution" by T.J. English. It was fascinating and disturbing at the same time but provided great insight into the history of Cuba from Batista to Castro and the connection with the American Mob and businessmen.
Sherry Edwards Apr 12, 2014 at 02:27 PM

I am going to Cuba May 7th too, see you in Miami. Sherry Edwards.


Mark Kelly Mar 17, 2014 at 04:28 PM

No habla Espanol. Is that going to be a problem?
Frank Feigert Mar 17, 2014 at 04:40 PM

Not at all. Your local guide will translate as may your trip leader. On those occasions when you are on your own, you will find that some Cubans speak English. That, plus point and pantomime, work very well.
Elizabeth Augustine Mar 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

It's actually "No hablo Espanol," in case you want to say it to someone! But no, it shouldn't be a problem - as Frank points out, you'll have a guide (actually, an American guide and a Cuban guide) who can provide translation services and the English spoken in Cuba is very good. Have a great trip.


Sheila Dunbar Feb 16, 2014 at 09:19 AM

Will Cuba's decision to stop processing American Visas affect the February 19th trip to Cuba? Studying the art of the Cuban people?
Frank Feigert Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28 PM

That's best answered by contacting the RS office, which is probably working over time right now on just this subject. IF you already have your visas, that means that the Cuban government has made the requisite deposit and you have no worries.
Sheila Dunbar Feb 16, 2014 at 01:32 PM

Thank you, Frank, for responding. The RS offices are closed until Tuesday due to the holiday. I hope to be able to hear before beginning my travels on Tuesday afternoon. I have my fingers and toes crossed all goes well. I am very excited about this journey. Gracias.


Frank Feigert Feb 01, 2014 at 04:43 PM

Just returned and could not answer queries while gone. Had a fine time and can recommend this trip. As for art supplies, I'd recommend a small sketch pad, a pencil and sharpener, and s small digital camera to record what you might be sketching. Do not worry about having to carry your bags as it will be done for you by porters.


Joan Hoffmann Jan 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Thank you for your info, I am now gping 3/27-4 /3 due to my lastiing virud. Anyone going then>
Joan Hoffmann Feb 04, 2014 at 01:55 PM

Glad to knows we don't have to carry anything. I had a shoulder replacement last year. Thanks


Jeffrey Levy Jan 25, 2014 at 07:49 AM

Hi, we just got back on Thursday. First of all you are in for a wonderful trip. After you pick up your suitcase at the airport in Havana you won't lift it again. It will appear in your room when you arrive and be picked up outside your door when you depart; it ends up back on the bus. No lifting involved.


Jeffrey Levy Jan 25, 2014 at 07:49 AM

Hi, we just got back on Thursday. First of all you are in for a wonderful trip. After you pick up your suitcase at the airport in Havana you won't lift it again. It will appear in your room when you arrive and be picked up outside your door when you depart; it ends up back on the bus. No lifting involved.


Jeffrey Levy Jan 25, 2014 at 07:49 AM

Hi, we just got back on Thursday. First of all you are in for a wonderful trip. After you pick up your suitcase at the airport in Havana you won't lift it again. It will appear in your room when you arrive and be picked up outside your door when you depart; it ends up back on the bus. No lifting involved.


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