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Program #20437RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
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Patricia from Jensen Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
This was an amazing experience, thanks to the warm and friendly Cuban people and the superb Road Scholar guides. Our guide told us that in Cuba they say: where there is a problem, there is a mojito. We said: where there is a problem, there are Road Scholar guides Lana and Jose Luis, and they make everything turn out wonderfully well.

John from Saint Louis, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
The people to Cuba program truly exceeded our expectations! Our tour leaders of Lana and Jose were 2 of the most caring, thorough, organized and fun people we have ever met on any other tours! Cuba now is a country that is changing, albeit very slowly, and to be able to experience it at this juncture in history is amazing!

Margaret from Newton, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
I had never been on a tour before and only to get to Cuba did I consider one. This trip exceeded all my expectations. It was relaxing and energizing every day all day.

Scott from Fort Worth, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/03/14 - 06/11/14
This trip by far exceeded my expectations. It was so well planned out and organized. The hotels and food was very good. The tour guide and tour leader worked very well together and answered all the questions. Great bus and bus driver. I am very happy that I took this trip and hope I can return with RS>

Julie from Blakehurst, Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/03/14 - 06/11/14
This program helps you not just to visit Cuba, but to understand it.

Terry from Tecumseh, KS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
Just go! Cuba is fascinating and is at a historical crossroads. We learned so much and had a great time doing it. Talk about unplugging, the internet is very very limited - you can do it!

Freida from Charleston, SC Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
RS trip to Cuba was an experience that stretched my mind and filled my heart through interaction with the Cuban people. I came away with a better understanding of the history and culture of Cuba and current US/Cuba relations. During our stay, we were treated to delightful performances by dancers, singers, & musicians along with visits to museums, paladars, artisan markets, and much more. The food and fellowship with our group is also a memory to treasure. I highly recommend this program.

Jean from Columbia, SC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
This program captures the essence of RS travels... it is only the beginning of my desire to know more about this country. Thanks to Marie Elena, our guide, who gave practical guidance and some itinerary tweaking to get us to all planned site visits. Great group of fellow travelers with pertinent observations and questions added to an unforgettable experience. Looking forward to future travels.

Hali from The Hills, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
The program was excellent with a great combination of learning Cuban history, culture and people and lots of fun. Our group leader and tour guide were outstanding. I also met a fine group of fellow travelers. The experience was unforgettable.

Lynda from Santa Clarita, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/15/14 - 04/23/14
If you have never considered going to Cuba ask yourself why. If you are not supportive of the country go there and see why you need to have another perspective on this issue.

Judy from Enterprise, AL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
I refer to this trip as my Cuban Adventure. My brain is filled up with so many things that I want to know more about. Where we stayed in Cienfuegos was an extremely peaceful place. I know there has been a lot of stress on the Cuban people for generations yet they seemed to be very happy overall. I hope to return to Cuban again.

Hilda from Cheltenham, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
For anyone who has ever wanted to visit Cuba you will not be disappointed by this trip. There is a wealth of information/education you will take away.

Robert from Washington, DC Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
"Eye Opener" is the phrase that kept recurring, thought by ourselves and heard from others. The usual RS thoughtful and thorough approach to the experience made this both great fun and truly educational. Maria Elena Valdes, our guide, was a key to making it all both intense and relaxed. We did our own tour of Miami's "Little Havana" with David Del Rio before we left, which was really valuable and fun. He and his tour could be a prescribed part of this trip. A practical end note: although active, none of this trip exceeded the capacities of we two octogenarians.

James from Norfolk, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
This was a graduate course in "Cuba Today" compressed into an 8-day crash course. It was a wonderful educational experience.

Ruth from Pittsboro, NC Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 04/22/14 - 04/30/14
THIS IS INTENSE LEARNING. PEOPLE TO PEOPLE IS SO VALUABLE. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CUBA GO GO GO JUST KNOW THAT YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO 12 HOUR DAYS

Joyce from Plano, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/17/14
The tour was delightful, with knowledgeable and fun RS guide who definitely earned her money on our trip. Local guides and the Cuban guide who accompanied our tour were friendly and shared freely about their country. Havana was exciting with a lot of history. Loved the classic cars and architecture. The People-to-People experiences with dance troupe, arts school, San Lazario hospital, elderly citizens who danced with us, paladares, swimming in the infamous Bay of Pigs at Playa Largo were highlights. People were very welcoming and friendly. Our hope is that relations between US and Cuba will open up in the near future. Thanks RS for a great tour - highly recommended to others.

Patricia from Santa Clarita, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/15/14 - 04/23/14
The Cuba trip to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara was excellent - about 1/3 of our group were women traveling by themselves and we all had a wonderful time - we were just one big family of 24 that mixed and matched when doing before or after hours things like watching the sun rise or going to a late night entertainment in the hotel or the "on your own dinner". I will definitely use Road Scholar again and most likely go to Cuba again.The RS tour guide and the Cuba tour guide and bus driver were amazing.

Sandra from El Cerrito, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/17/14
This program will make you uncomfortably aware of how the United States has interfered with and played a major part in keeping Cuba in the state it is in. But seeing what Cuba as accomplished with so little resources is amazing, incredible, unbelievable. It will astound you!

Michael from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/17/14
I don't care if you have to sell your kidneys, you need to visit Cuba.

Judith from Homer, AK Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/17/14
I no longer receive program notices on the email except for the trips I actually sign up for. My first trip was determined from an email. I have tried to express that I no longer get he program emails but no one listens! Recently I heard a program on NPR telling us about how many trees that were cut for the advertising for Victoria's Secret! I'm thinking that Road Scholar must at least come in second for the amount of trees that are cut for the amount of paper advertising that I receive each week in the mail. Road Scholar needs to address this issue. It would help to cut some very expensive costs for publishing and mailing!

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George from Shawnee Mission, KS Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/01/14 - 04/09/14
I was a bit apprensive about this trip before going, because of all of the special arrangements even though we had been to Haiti 18 months before. All of my concerns were unfounded. All arrangements went absolutely smoothly. The entire trip was well planned, well conducted, interesting and enjoyable. All of our staff were most personable and attentive and extremely well informed. The things that stick in my mind are the informative lectures, the arts (especially the music) and the resourcefulness of the people in creating jobs to enhance their resources. I would recommend the trip to anyone who is interested in American History and Cuba's role in it.

William from Athens, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/16/14
The Cuba People to People program was excellent in every way. It was most informative and enjoyable, and our tour guide made the entire visit to Cuba a pleasure. In addition, the food was delicious and the entertainment provided by local musicians at each location was wonderful. We learned a lot during this short period, and made me want to enroll again for comparable trips to Cuba and other locations throughout the world.

Rebecca from West End, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/01/14 - 04/09/14
A great trip that took me out of my comfort zone and showed me a part of the world I really had no experience in.

Michael from Storrs, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/02/14
The tour that Cuqui and Guillermo provided was an informative, lively, entertaining, and fascinating glimpse of Cuba and its people. Each day was full of intriguing and stimulating visits with a variety of people, sites, and organizations, all designed to broaden and complicate whatever assumptions and preconceptions we might have had while, simultaneously revealing the very real problems and issues that the country endures.

Mary from Wichita Falls, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/01/14 - 04/09/14
I did't know Americans could go to Cuba before I learned about Road Scholar. I was excited just to be going to Cuba. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. Cuba is a beautiful country. I gained alot from the learning experiences, meeting Cuban people and hearing more about USA and Cuban relations from Cubans. It was a very active trip with little free time but I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on any of the activities we had. Seeing the dance company, the school for art and music and dance, hearing the choir, meeting Cuban people in their homes, swimming in the Bay of Pigs, the beautiful architecture, the old cars, visiting the senior center and that is just some of what we did. Go to Cuba.

Anne from Midlothian, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/02/14
This experience in Cuba was magical, thanks to our leader Cuqui, our Cuban guide Guillermo, our bus driver Rey, and my fellow travelers. All of them are the best. Our experience included expert lecturers who gave us a good overview of Cuba's history and current condition. It also provided a personal view of different parts of the country and delightful personal interactions with Cubans. Our visits with Cubans in various locations, such as homes, schools, restaurants, were so enjoyable and impressive. We talked, we laughed, we sang, we danced, we ate. We fell under the spell of the Cuban music, that I have always loved.

Karen from Mount Holly, VT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/02/14
Cuba had long been a subject of fascination for me, and I was worried that the trip would not live up to expectations. In fact, the Cuba Today trip exceeded every expectation. Our coordinator Cuqui was caring, knowledgeable and so well-known in Cuba that our trip was that much more delightful. Guillermo our tour guide was charming, thoughtful and open about life in his beautiful country. Our driver was a magician. The lectures, performances, meals and tours were fascinating, enriching and thought-provoking. As exhausted as I was at the end, it left me wanting more!

Anna from Montague, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/02/14
Cuba Today was a life changing trip for me. My world view was broadened thanks to the knowledge and kindness of our guide Cuqui and Guillermo and incredible speakers along the way.

Judy from Jensen Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/04/14 - 03/12/14
The Cuba trip is a must see and do. It will greatly increase our awareness of the Cuban situation. We look forward to seeing the country take on a more open status in the years to come.

Laurie from Edina, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/12/13 - 03/20/13
I just returned & it was fantastic. I learned so much. Our RS guide, Martin was good, but the key is your Cuba guide. Ours was Hector and he was just fabulous as was our driver, Johnie. My only criticism is I am exhausted. We started at 7am with b'fast every day & often didn't get back to our hotel room until 10pm at night. But there is little I would shorten or leave out. We learned so much-even while driving thru Cuba. Nacional Hotel was perfectly fine. The bathroom was great & the bed fairly comfortable. Hotel Jagua in Cienfuegos is not as good. The rooms are large & it is nice to have a balcony overlooking the sea, but the bed had no mattress pad, just a thin sheet between mattress & you. The blankets in closet, drapes & bedcovers were dirty-drapes had mold. The floor had not been well swept, but the bathroom was clean. All meals were adequate-some were absolutely fabulous. I feel guilty about even these complaints when you consider the life most Cubans live and all the shortages they endure.

William from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/05/13 - 03/13/13
Our leadership team of Mary Peara and our Cuban guide Magaly worked together superbly to give us a meaningful experience. They exposed us to many facets of how Cubans live and of their society and culture. We had a congenial group of 20 who asked many good questions. And we had an excellent and courteous driver, Juan Carlos, who made his own contribution to our trip.

Ann from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/05/13 - 03/13/13
Before going to Cuba with Road Scholar, I wanted to see and learn about as much of people's life in Cuba as I could. I accepted that I might see only the outside of things, from the vantage point of riding a bus. But our wonderful Cuban guide Magaly and our Road Scholar guide Mary Peara offered so many chances for us to go inside everyday stores and markets frequented by Cubans; to visit with people in their homes; and to talk with Cubans at schools, a synagogue, a community center, etc, that we did accomplish more than just scratching the surface of understanding Cuba. In addition, we could not have had a more compatible and considerate group of travelers on the trip. We hope to cross paths with some of them again.

Micki from Palm Beach Gardens, FL Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 02/26/13 - 03/06/13
This was a very good trip. The one criticism I have is that there was no "down" time. Our days were packed morning until night, with no rest time nor time to take in the night life.

Paul from Minneapolis, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/19/13 - 03/27/13
The quality of the guides makes all the difference in the world on trips set up by Road Scholar and our US and foreign guides were outstanding.

Barbara from Lafayette, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/09/13 - 04/17/13
An intense and amazing experience from start to finish. Great opportunity to see Cuba in transition. Fantastic, well-informed lecturers and field trips with charming and insightful local guide.

Dorothy from Palo Alto, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 06/04/13 - 06/12/13
Our trip to Cuba exceeded all my expectations. Curiosity about the social/political situation had led me to make this trip, and that interest was definitely satisfied by visits to different neighborhoods & institutions, by excellent commentary by our guide and speakers, and by our intereactions with Cubans in the home, school, & club visits. But there was so much more! The warmth of the Cubans, the beauty of the countryside, the flowers everywhere, the delicious fruits, and best of all, the omnipresent music made this journey and unforgettable pleasure.

Nancy from Southington, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/17/13 - 09/25/13
Seriously, drop everything and go to Cuba. It is unique among countries and yet possibly on the cusp of change that would make it less so. The people we met were vibrant, warm and gracious...and talented! The only disappointment, believe it or not, was the coffee in the hotels. Go figure...

Nancy from Southington, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/17/13 - 09/25/13
Seriously, drop everything and go to Cuba. It is unique among countries and yet possibly on the cusp of change that would make it less so. The people we met were vibrant, warm and gracious...and talented! The only disappointment, believe it or not, was the coffee in the hotels. Go figure...

Barbara from Solana Beach, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
This Cuba trip was the best trip I've ever taken! It had everything: informative lectures, art, dance, singing, great food,wonderful guides and a perfect amount of walking.

Linda from St Augustine, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
This program was a life changing experience. The days were packed with exactly what the program promised, a people to people experience. The Cuban people are loving and welcoming of the attention of American people. This opportunity is a two way street for human kindness and understanding. The pace is exhausting, although no one activity is too strenuous. Our RoadScholar leader, Luis Gabriel, is one in a million. The Cuban based tour guide was not at the standard we have learned to expect from RoadScholar. If it were not for Luis, the program could have been a train wreck, but he was able to sustain the usual excellent level of RoadScholar. My conclusion is that interest in Cuba has grown so much that the provider of Cuban guides is having to scrape the barrel to provide people. We had highly professional content providers, each one a star in his or her own field of knowledge. One of the best was an unexpected delight - - - -the fellow who gave us a tour of the Necropolis (national cemetery) ---- now, whoever can make cemeteries funny and entertaining is truly a star! He looked like Barack Obama. The food was incredible; I may have a bias as I was raised in Miami and learned to love Cuban food. Mojitos at every meal (free); what could be better? If you go, you will be lucky to get Luis.

Deirdre from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/03/13 - 12/11/13
I enjoyed the trip and our Cuban tour guide, Hector, was great. Very informed and helpful. The food was way too much and not great, but I was prepared for that. I did have to avoid dinner a couple of times just because I was too full and needed some down-time for myself. One is going from 7a.m-8p.m. every day. Almost no free time due to the fact that there are restrictions put on what Americans can legally do when visiting Cuba. Now, however, I have a background in case travel restrictions for individuals are lifted. Be prepared to see tourists everywhere. The country gets 51% of its income from tourism.

Sam from Fairfield, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/07/14 - 01/15/14
Go! It is an eye opening experience! We loved it,

Tena Rose from North Haledon, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 01/14/14 - 01/22/14
If you want to see Cuba, travel with Road Scholar. 11 out of 10 stars. Could not say enough great things about our leader, Maria, and guide, Hector. They are the best in the business.

John from Saint Louis, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
The people to Cuba program truly exceeded our expectations! Our tour leaders of Lana and Jose were 2 of the most caring, thorough, organized and fun people we have ever met on any other tours! Cuba now is a country that is changing, albeit very slowly, and to be able to experience it at this juncture in history is amazing!

Elske from Lenox, MA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 01/07/14 - 01/15/14
A visit to Cuba with Road Scholar is an eye-opening experience, especially for those with an interest in world affairs.

Suzanne from Roanoke, VA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/03/13 - 09/11/13
Despite early September in Cuba proving to be both hotter and more humid than the Peruvian rain forest, the experience itself engaged us all and provided a unique look at a remarkable and evolving culture.

Julie from Blakehurst, Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/03/14 - 06/11/14
This program helps you not just to visit Cuba, but to understand it.

Nancy from Overland Park, KS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/12/13 - 11/20/13
The one-week "Cuba Today" trip is outstanding. My husband and I enjoyed it thoroughly and feel that we have learned a tremendous amount about this near-neighbor country.

Ruth from Oakland, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/04/13 - 06/12/13
Fantastic! Every activity was thoughtfully conceived and very rewarding. The speakers were of very high quality, and both the Cuban guide and our U.S. Road Scholar guide were terrific. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

Patricia from Jensen Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
This was an amazing experience, thanks to the warm and friendly Cuban people and the superb Road Scholar guides. Our guide told us that in Cuba they say: where there is a problem, there is a mojito. We said: where there is a problem, there are Road Scholar guides Lana and Jose Luis, and they make everything turn out wonderfully well.

Terry from Tecumseh, KS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
Just go! Cuba is fascinating and is at a historical crossroads. We learned so much and had a great time doing it. Talk about unplugging, the internet is very very limited - you can do it!

Margaret from Newton, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
I had never been on a tour before and only to get to Cuba did I consider one. This trip exceeded all my expectations. It was relaxing and energizing every day all day.

Gary from Ellicott City, MD Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 03/26/13 - 04/03/13
This trip was very interesting and a real education about the reality of Cuba. We learn history in school but there is nothing like going to a country to see, experience and learn firsthand. Also, our group was very cohesive and we all had a wonderful time...

Terry from Tecumseh, KS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
Just go! Cuba is fascinating and is at a historical crossroads. We learned so much and had a great time doing it. Talk about unplugging, the internet is very very limited - you can do it!

Terry from Tecumseh, KS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
Just go! Cuba is fascinating and is at a historical crossroads. We learned so much and had a great time doing it. Talk about unplugging, the internet is very very limited - you can do it!

Freida from Charleston, SC Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
RS trip to Cuba was an experience that stretched my mind and filled my heart through interaction with the Cuban people. I came away with a better understanding of the history and culture of Cuba and current US/Cuba relations. During our stay, we were treated to delightful performances by dancers, singers, & musicians along with visits to museums, paladars, artisan markets, and much more. The food and fellowship with our group is also a memory to treasure. I highly recommend this program.

Jean from Columbia, SC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
This program captures the essence of RS travels... it is only the beginning of my desire to know more about this country. Thanks to Marie Elena, our guide, who gave practical guidance and some itinerary tweaking to get us to all planned site visits. Great group of fellow travelers with pertinent observations and questions added to an unforgettable experience. Looking forward to future travels.

Hali from The Hills, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
The program was excellent with a great combination of learning Cuban history, culture and people and lots of fun. Our group leader and tour guide were outstanding. I also met a fine group of fellow travelers. The experience was unforgettable.

Carolynn from Lauderhill, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/28/13 - 03/08/13
Wonderful trip; wonderful guides. Tremendous learning experience. Cuba has done amazing things for its people, and should be a partner for the U.S. The sooner that cruel embargo goes the better.

Hilda from Cheltenham, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
For anyone who has ever wanted to visit Cuba you will not be disappointed by this trip. There is a wealth of information/education you will take away.

Terry from Tecumseh, KS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
Just go! Cuba is fascinating and is at a historical crossroads. We learned so much and had a great time doing it. Talk about unplugging, the internet is very very limited - you can do it!

Alice from Saint Paul, MN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 12/11/12 - 12/19/12
CUBA - PEOPLE & SOCIETY - YOU SHOULD GO!!

Lynne from Birnamwood, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/06/12 - 11/14/12
This was a top learning experience. Our group leader, Lana, provided the information we needed to enjoy our trip, and our tour guide, Guillermo, from Havanatur, was excellent and patient with our many many questions. Our lecturers were accomplished professionals and very thought provoking. Cuba is a land of contrasts: e.g.: passing rice drying on the highway and a bio-tech firm on the same afternoon; almost all Cubans are literate, but books appear to be limited in supply. Rooms were better than expected, food was perfectly fine to really great, and always too much.
Days were long- not really phisically taxing- but I found them to be intellectually and emotionally stimulating and therefore tiring. Cuba appears to be changing rapidly. I am glad to have visited now.
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Lyn from Newmarket, NH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 11/27/12 - 12/05/12
This was my fifth trip with Road Scholar. It (like the others) was exceptionally well planned and run. Our group leader was unflappable and cared for each participant according to their needs and abilities. Our guide in Cuba was very knowledgeable, interesting, humorous, and thoughtful. The two of them worked well together.

Cuba is a country of contradictions and contrasts, as well as a time warp back to a (very low budget) '50s. The people we met were wonderful. I highly recommend this trip.

Robert from Washington, DC Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
"Eye Opener" is the phrase that kept recurring, thought by ourselves and heard from others. The usual RS thoughtful and thorough approach to the experience made this both great fun and truly educational. Maria Elena Valdes, our guide, was a key to making it all both intense and relaxed. We did our own tour of Miami's "Little Havana" with David Del Rio before we left, which was really valuable and fun. He and his tour could be a prescribed part of this trip. A practical end note: although active, none of this trip exceeded the capacities of we two octogenarians.


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"street scene in Havana " Uploaded By: Freida

"view from room at Hotel Nacional" Uploaded By: Freida

"street musician in Havana " Uploaded By: Freida

"view from our room at Hotel Nacional" Uploaded By: Freida

"Musicians at Salon 1930 at Hotel Nacional playing traditional Cuban music" Uploaded By: Joyce

"Political and patriotic graffiti in Havana was also seen throughout the country." Uploaded By: Joyce

"Hotel Nacional view taken from Malecon (seawall)" Uploaded By: Joyce

"Night time view in Cienfuegos" Uploaded By: Joyce

"Che Guevara Mausoleum (Mausoleo Che Guevara) is a memorial in Santa Clara, Cuba" Uploaded By: Joyce

"Colima" Uploaded By: Joyce

"From the Fort overlooking Bay of Havana" Uploaded By: Patricia

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"Street Scene" Uploaded By: Paul

"Rural Father and Child" Uploaded By: Paul

"School Children in Havana" Uploaded By: Paul

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"Cantos Novinus a Cuban choir. Wonderful!" Uploaded By: Richard

"Sunrise Old Havana" Uploaded By: Richard

"Children's Goat Cart" Uploaded By: Richard

"Beny More Art School" Uploaded By: Richard

"Sunrise Cienfuegos Bay" Uploaded By: Richard

"View of Malencon from window of Hotel Nacional" Uploaded By: Elizabeth

"La Habana Vieja" Uploaded By: Byron

"Lighthouse at Castillo de los Tres Reyes de Morro, Havana harbor" Uploaded By: Roger

"Children at play in Havana" Uploaded By: Roger

"View of Havana outlining the old Capitol" Uploaded By: Roger

"One of the lions of Cienfuegos main plaza" Uploaded By: Roger

"Farmers' market in Cienfuegos" Uploaded By: Roger

"Farmers' market in Cienfuegos" Uploaded By: Roger

"Plaza Mayor in Cienfuegos" Uploaded By: Roger

"Street scene in Cienfuegos" Uploaded By: Roger

"neighborhood scene" Uploaded By: Roger

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"The light reflecting on Che Guevera's desk at the San Carlos Fortress, overlooking Havana Harbor." Uploaded By: William

"The public market in Cienfuegos, Cuba" Uploaded By: Michael

"Public transportation in Trinidad, Cuba" Uploaded By: Michael

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"Museo de Guanabacoa" Uploaded By: Natalie Attended: 10/04/11 - 10/12/11

"Hotel Jagua, Cienfuegos" Uploaded By: Natalie Attended: 10/04/11 - 10/12/11

"Our Leaders" Uploaded By: Natalie Attended: 10/04/11 - 10/12/11

"Local Bus Service in Santa Clara." Uploaded By: Sally Attended: 10/04/11 - 10/12/11

"Calle Hamel Murals" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Calle Hamel in Havana" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Calle Hamel" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Palacio Restaurant in front of the Jagua Hotel" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Jagua Hotel double room" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Jagua Hotel twin room" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Jagua Hotel in Cienfuegos" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Jagua Hotel in Cienfuegos (located on the bay)" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Hotel Nacional room" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Hotel Nacional Lobby (beautiful tile work)" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro

"Hotel Nacional in Havana" Uploaded By: Road Scholar Brattleboro
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