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Marilyn Hamiton Aug 04, 2015 at 04:26 PM

Is anyone going Dec. 1 through the 9th ?


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
Walter Weeks Aug 03, 2015 at 09:40 PM

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Walter Weeks Aug 03, 2015 at 09:42 PM

BEFORE NIGHT FALLS is a movie shot in Cuba, they show scenes from Hotel National where you can go dancing every night.. Bars of soap, pens for kids, can be handed out on the street. What you are thinking would be given to the tour guide to quietly distribute for you.
Barbara Rice Aug 03, 2015 at 11:24 PM

A member of our group brought yarn to the Senior Citizen Center. The yarn was very much appreciated. My husband and I took lots of toy Matchbox cars with us. Made sure they were models of cars we have today in the United States. We put some in our pockets and bags each day. Found many opportunities to give them to children, with their parents permission of course. It was a perfect opening to interact with the children and their parents. We did a lot of walking and exploring. Children often waved which was an opportunity to stop and visit and share the cars. We found many other opportunities to spend time with them. It was a fun part of the trip.

Mary, When are you going? Just have to comment that my name is Mary and my mom's name is Sonja. Haven't seen that combination before. :)


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


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