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Virginia Delavan Mar 01, 2015 at 04:40 PM

Stephanie, the RS booklet hasn't been updated since the president's initiative. Americans are now allowed to bring back $400 worth of purchases including $100 worth of rum and cigars.
Stephanie Hudson Mar 01, 2015 at 05:44 PM

thanks. that's what I heard, wanted to check.

Barbara Anderson Mar 01, 2015 at 03:56 PM

Virginia and Martha,
My husband and I are also on the March 6 to 22 trip. See you there.

Diane Gruver Mar 01, 2015 at 01:32 PM

I was on the 1/30-2/15 Santiago to Havana trip and we were allowed to bring back a total of $100 worth of cigars and/or rum. That was just 2 wks ago.
Diane Gruver Mar 01, 2015 at 01:34 PM

Diane Gruver Mar 01, 2015 at 01:35 PM

As things are chaning rapidly, don't count on your printed materials being up to date.
Stephanie Hudson Mar 01, 2015 at 05:46 PM

thanks. something changes beginning today also. thanks for all comments

Stephanie Hudson Mar 01, 2015 at 12:59 PM

any one out there going on the March 20 trip. I hope you folks going early this month have a great trip! RS printed stuff says NO Rum or cigars come back, but thought I saw a note below that someone brought back some???
Kathy Hill Mar 01, 2015 at 02:07 PM

Hi Stephanie - I am on the 3/20 trip going into Santiago! Looking forward to the trip.
Stephanie Hudson Mar 01, 2015 at 05:47 PM

will look for you!

dori vinella Feb 28, 2015 at 07:17 PM

so glad to have found this page.... i'm going to CUBA on 3/10.......i have a huge collection of knitting needles? do they want them? seems like it's too hot to wear knitted stuff?!?
Martha Bradley Feb 28, 2015 at 08:10 PM

I'm sure that they do! It was amazing to see the Cubans with sweaters & jackets on when the temp dropped to 75!
Stephanie Hudson Mar 01, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Martha- did it feel very humid to you?
Martha Bradley Mar 01, 2015 at 06:37 PM

Yes. Very much so on the eastern end of the island.

Martha Bradley Feb 28, 2015 at 05:37 PM

Cubans are appreciative of anything you bring. Dentists are a good source for donated toothpaste, etc; artist friends for art supplies. Soap, face powder, sewing & knitting supplies, jump drives, books, school supplies, clothes you can wash & leave behind. Just imagine what you would want/need if you couldn't afford your basic necessities & then add something just for fun.
Stephanie Hudson Mar 01, 2015 at 12:56 PM

were any of you able to get many goodies packed with the 44# wt. restriction?

Virginia Delavan Feb 28, 2015 at 03:09 PM

Thanks, Martha. I look forward to meeting you -- and to escaping our frigid Philly weather.
Martha Ressler Feb 28, 2015 at 04:04 PM

My too. I'm getting really excited. And -- we live an hour and a half from Philly. Also plenty chilly.

Virginia Delavan Feb 28, 2015 at 01:52 PM

I am taking the March 6 - 22 trip. Where might I find a list of items needed by Cubans?
Martha Ressler Feb 28, 2015 at 03:03 PM

Virginia, I posted the same question here awhile ago. See around Feb 11, below. I got the answer: Spanish language children's books, Tylenol, pens and pencils, pencil sharpeners, soaps. We give them to our guide who donates them at the appropriate visits. I bought some travel size toothpaste, Tylenol, and gathered a few other items from around the house. I know I'll wish I'd brought such and so after I get down there. I did call RS, and they said where we find "the list" is in these discussion boards.
Martha Ressler Feb 28, 2015 at 03:04 PM

BTW, Virginia, I'm on the same trip, so I'll see you soon!

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