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John from Naperville, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/05/15 - 05/13/15
We signed up for the Cuba trip not really knowing much about Road Scholar. As we received information we became very excited about the trip. Now, we look back, our expectations were far exceeded. We learned so much and had many opportunities to talk with local Cubans. The lectures were excellent and the museums and guides enlightened our understanding of Cuba and Cuban people. Road Scholar anticipated many needs and were always available and supportive. We highly recommend the Cuba trip and Road Scholar.

Ronny from Santa Rosa, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/05/15 - 05/13/15
Marie-Claude, You said everything I feel. I can't say it better. Thank you. The joy of reliving it over and over.

Alan from Hoover, AL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/05/15 - 05/13/15
Marie-Claude from Birmingham, AL During the eight days, our eyes have been filled with dance and paintings, our ears with music and songs. There is art on each street in Cuba and it exhibits many talented amateurs and professional artists of all ages and all kinds. But what has struck me the most during this is the resilience, the generosity, the friendship, the directness of the Cuban People who speak with such reserve about their hard time in life as they are too proud to show their difficulties, but instead express their love for the unique culture and the successful achievements of their beautiful Country. Thank you so much Hector for the outstanding lessons you gave us on any subject possible of your Country : Economical, Agricultural, Medical, Educational, Social, Political, Historical... The Professor in you, wanted to educate us as much as possible, respecting our big differences. Martin with his subtle and elegant British conduct was very attentive to all our needs and made sure that everything ran smoothly and perfectly. His knowledge of Cuba in the history of the United States was a very good complement to Hector's informations. Jackson was an excellent driver and a perfect gentleman to assist women at the bus descent. Of course, a great surprise was to have the French President Francois Hollande in the Hotel National at the same time we were in Havana. It created a little delay but it was a treat. I will add a note to celebrate the food and drinks. At lunch and dinner we began the meal with a mojito...very refreshing in the heat and humidity of Cuba. We enjoyed the banana chips, the delicious black beans and rice, the succulent shrimps, the enormous sweet grilled lobsters, the strong coffee and for some, the excellent aged rum...yummy! I wish one day, I will be able to go back to Cuba freely, because in the end, it's the people who matter the most.

Richard from Lakeland, FL Number of programs attended: 27
Date attended: 04/28/15 - 05/06/15
This was an informative, enjoyable program with congenial people.

David from Brookline, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/05/15 - 05/13/15
Our trip to Cuba was eye-opening and fulfilling. We were delighted with every aspect of our adventure!

Sherrill from Clinton Township, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/21/15 - 04/29/15
Cuba exceeded my expectations! Friendly people. Great group leaders. Interesting participants. Beautiful country. I would go again!

Vicki from Bokeelia, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/15 - 05/06/15
My husband and I enjoyed our recent trip very much. We were impressed with our guides and all of the activities presented. It was an eye opening experience!

Patricia from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/28/15 - 05/06/15
IF you are interested in visiting Cuba now's the time to go! Roads Scholar has an well organized, insightful program to introduce you to the country! Also it's a way to interact with others who share a similar interest & find out what other retired, about to retire folks are doing!

Samuel from Newton Center, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/15 - 04/22/15
The program Cuba Today: People and Society was a very interesting trip. The country is certainly not a modern place, but it is full of charm and rich in it's history and it's people are extremely friendly and accommodating. The tour is very thorough and comprehensive.

John from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/15 - 04/22/15
I highly recommend the Cuba program. The guides, accommodations, education are exceptional

Mary C from Katonah, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/15 - 04/22/15
This trip surpassed my expectations. I learned so much and loved that we were on the go doing different things each day. This was my first Road Scholar trip and it won't be my last. Thanks to Maria, Livan and our driver Adolpho, we were kept safe, happy, busy, comfortable and laughing the whole time. I'll never forget this trip!

Folasade from Jonesboro, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/15 - 04/22/15
I loved every minute of my trip to Cuba. Liban Diaz was a wonderful, intelligent, generous guide. He was knowledgeable and sincere. Maria Elena Valdes was a fabulous group leader, generous of spirit and very conscientious. I met lovely people and look forward to a future visit.

Philip from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 04/14/15 - 04/22/15
I just returned from one of Road Scholar's trips to Cuba, which I had chosen even before the recent developments in relations between Cuba and the U.S. I would find it very difficult to find fault with the organization or the execution of the program. The Cuban leaders were exceptional, though quite different from each other in several ways; of course, that made it even more interesting. Thinking about going to Cuba? Stop thinking, and GO.

Nancy from Holden, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/07/15 - 04/15/15
I would recommend the Roads Scholar trip to Cuba to everyone. We had wonderful guides who knew their information and also had great personalities. I loved the music, dance, art and all the historical trips. We also had great accommodations and food. If you have the opportunity do not hesitate to go. You will have a wonderful time.

Fred from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 04/07/15 - 04/15/15
This program is an outstanding program and certainly changed my views on Cuba. I am amazed by what I learned on this tour.

Victoria from Pittsboro, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/07/15 - 04/15/15
I just returned from the 4/7 - 15 tour. Wonderful in all respects (except of course for ancient bathrooms, which was expected). Guides Cameron and Jose were excellent - always there when we had a question or needed something, and making the logistics smooth in invisible ways too. Cuba is beautiful and vibrant - in no way 'frozen in time' but a complex, unique culture that since the 1959 revolution has outlasted eleven US presidents, multiple Popes, and the arrival and departure of the Russians. I am so proud that President Obama is moving our two countries toward closer relations. For future visitors: consider bringing baseballs, donations of supplies from your dentists, soap, and packs of pencils and pens.

Carol from Centerville, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/07/15 - 04/15/15
If you are contemplating going to Cuba, go now. It is an exciting time, perfectly safe, and absolutely fascinating. The Road Scholar Program was amazingly well rounded and informative.

Susan from New Haven, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/24/15 - 03/04/15
Cuba, People and Society was a wonderful trip! The Group Leader, Louis Gabriel Bideau, was a wonderful organizer and made the trip a pleasure for us all. The quality of educational offerings and the local guide, Ilen Rodriguez, were outstanding. It was a great chance to learn so much about this near neighbor just at a time when the US's relationship with Cuba is changing. I highly recommend this trip.

Christina from Cold Spring, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/17/15 - 03/25/15
The Cuba experience was most memorable and worthwhile. The warmth and talent of the Cuban people will resonate with me for a long time to come. I wish the residents well and sincerely want to return to the country.

Yolanda from Old Bridge, NJ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/31/15 - 04/08/15
this was my second visit to cuba with road scholar and it was amazing. i went in 2012 and was blown away by the interactions with the cuban people. when i heard about the changes ocurring with our government i wanted to see cuba again . change is palpable and i may have to go back for a third time. it was that great of a trip. Maria.Jose luiz and Jorge were amazing as our leader, guide and driver

Edwina from Grand Portage, MN Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 03/24/15 - 04/01/15
An excellent opportunity to learn about this not-very-well-kept-secret in our "neighborhood". Fascinating and impressive art, interesting Cuban educational approaches, energetic, optimistic people.

Lila from Childress, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/24/15 - 04/01/15
This tour surpassed my expectations. Our interaction with the Cuban people dispelled many of my preconceived notions about what life is like in Cuba. I am a more educated person because of this experience.

William from Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 03/24/15 - 04/01/15
Like stepping back in time! We had a chance to see a people and nation creative and inventive with medical and educational institutions of excellence. It was a chance of a lifetime to be an ambassador to persons who welcomed us and shared even intimate details of their lives.

Louis from Glenview, IL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 02/01/15 - 02/09/15
This is an outstanding trip to take before the "hordes" of tourists travel to this great location. The educational aspects of Cuba Today were so interesting--especially when one is trying to make up one's mind as to whether or not we should even be involved in interaction with Cuba. Highly recommended.

Lois from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/24/15 - 03/04/15
You can use anything in my feedback on your website

Henry from Cambridge, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/10/15 - 03/18/15
The Cuba visit was perfect in almost every way. The two trip leaders were knowledgeable and enormously helpful and the three lectures added a great deal to our understanding.

Judith from Amherst, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/24/15 - 03/04/15
A fabulous trip with wonderful guides. Performances were incredible, every where we went. We learned and saw so much about a strong, thriving culture. Imagine a place where there are no drugs, no homeless people, health care and free education for everyone...the people were warm and very friendly.

Valerie from Vienna, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/10/15 - 03/18/15
Ride in a classic convertible. Travel back centuries to cobble stone streets. Dine on Cuban delicacies and dance the rhumba!

Thomas from Brunswick, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
My first Road Scholar tour and they hit it out of the ballpark. Cuba was a terrific experience and I really liked the balance this program had - educational lectures, guided-field trips, and a little free time sprinkled in. Perfect! If this is on your to do list - get there soon!

Sandra from St Louis, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/03/15 - 03/11/15
My husband and I just returned from Cuba, our first RoadScholars trip. We don't usually travel in a group, but RoadScholars added so much value! The US and Cuba directors were knowledgeable and so caring; the cultural opportunities they set up -- dance, music, visual arts-- were tremendous. We would not have learned so much about Cuba without RoadScholars. GO! Cuba is waiting for you! You will love the people and the culture -- and the food and rum are good too.

Helen from Newbury Park, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/03/15 - 03/11/15
Outstanding, comprehensive program that will leave you with a greater understanding and appreciation of Cuba than you ever would have expected. Cuba has a rich culture and highly intelligent, proud and friendly people that are so happy to meet us. Go - NOW.

Chris from Monarch, MT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/17/15 - 02/25/15
My Road Scholar trip to Cuba was a rewarding experience, the people we met and observed, the landscape, the culture were all so interesting that I recommend this trip to anyone with an urge to travel and see a country on the cusp of moving forward. The diverse group of folks I traveled with made the trip immensely enjoyable, I thank you all. Chris Croff, Monarch, Montana

Diane from Santee, SC Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 03/03/15 - 03/11/15
Everything about this program was exceptional! The tour guide, lecturers, dancers, singing groups, and artists. It was a true learning experience about the people and society.

Judith from Hancock, NH Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/03/15 - 03/11/15
I'm starting to plan and prepare for my next Road Scholar trip. Best way to spend time and money. I served in the Peace Corps at age72, so when I compare Road Scholar to other ways of learning about places, people and history I use a high standard.

Marilyn from Minneapolis, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/03/15 - 03/11/15
Great variety of things to do, interactions with groups in Cuba. Multiple opportunities to ask questions of the Cuban people we met, from students to senior citizens.

Patricia from East Dennis, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/24/15 - 03/04/15
The R.S. website is user friendly, informative, and attractive.

Kathryn from Aurora, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
I learned so much more than I expected. There is much to be said for the good and bad of any country. Seeing these differences first hand was important and thought provoking for me. But it reminds you that people are people.

Eleanor from Lincolnwood, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
This is an outstandingly informative program which will give you a new perspective on the Cubans and an eye-opening view on their anticipation in the current changes regarding the blockade and resumption of diplomatic relations.

Suzanne from Keene, NH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/24/15 - 03/04/15
Wonderful program. Cuban people were very friendly, especially our Cuban guide Ilen Rodriguez Chou. Road Scholar leader was very thoughtful taking care of everyone's special needs, such as gluten free and even applied first aide. Our bus driver Freddie was the best. I loved this trip, learning about Cuba was great.

Gregory from Guilford, CT Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 02/24/15 - 03/04/15
Great program, getting to know a good bit about Havana, and then Cienfuegos and two cities near there. Wonderful leader, Louis-Gilbert Bideau, smart, knowledgeable, friendly, and a good sense of humor, and excellent daily guide in Ilen Rodriguez Chou.

Deborah from Essex, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/24/15 - 03/04/15
Seeing and experiencing Cuba from the inside felt like living history in the making.

Lois from Guilford, CT Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 02/24/15 - 03/04/15
The extraordinary Road Scholar leaders and the richness and diversity of cultural programming make this one of the most delightful and thought-provoking trips imaginable!

Francis from Palm Beach Gardens, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
Very interesting and informative trip...giving a really good overall view of Cuba and its inhabitants.

Paula from Saint Simons Island, GA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
Joined nine friends on this trip and loved every minute of it. I strongly suggest going to Cuba with Road Scholar this year before big changes take effect. Our travel blogs have lots of details and photos if you want more information: pgalland.blogspot.com katiea48.blogspot.com

Sydelle from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/17/15 - 02/25/15
This was an amazing and outstanding trip. I highly recommend taking it as soon as you can to ensure that you see the Cuba at this transition stage.

Lydia from Alexandria, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/17/15 - 02/25/15
Our program was so well thought out and executed that no one on the trip needed to ask for anything. All our needs were so well attended to; every minute was a gift of sights, sounds and experiences. L. Walter

Murray from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
This trip was very informative and provided information you can only obtain by visiting Cuba.

Karen from San Carlos, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/15 - 01/28/15
This program exceeded all of our expectations. We were able to learn about and experience life in Cuba on a very personal level.Highly recommended.

Larry from Novato, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
Exceeded my expectations in every way! I have never been on a tour before because we have done everything on our own. I would have missed so much of Cuba on my own!! I will certainly consider Road Scolar tours in the future!! Great program!!

Betty from Souderton, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
The program was very interesting and gave me more appreciation of the Cuban people and their country. I would recommend this program to everyone. It was very enjoyable. I would travel again to Cuba.

Evelyn from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 02/10/15 - 02/18/15
Wonderful Program. Well planned and informative. A new way to view Cuba and its people.

Palma from Garden City, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/03/15 - 02/11/15
I'll never forget Cuba and the people especially those in groups we visited. They were grateful for our visit and engaged us in dance and other entertainment whenever possible. The trip totally exceeded my expectations. Thank you for everything ~

Ann from Kennesaw, GA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/01/15 - 02/09/15
What an experience! The Cuba trip was so enlightening, interesting and fun. The Cuban people are welcoming and quite cultured. We experienced so much music, art, dance and culture, not to mention the great Cuban cuisine. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone but especially those of my generation who remember the Cuban Bay of Pigs invasion in the early 1960's and the Cuban Revolution of 1959.

Elaine from Le Sueur, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/27/15 - 02/04/15
Fantastic program with a good blend of lectures and educational dialogue with interesting experiences with people and organizations - plus seeing Havana and the countryside. You "feel" history unfolding.

John from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/15 - 01/28/15
This program was absolutely fascinating. It was visually stunning in many ways. We went at a very exciting time in the course of Cuban US relations, with Presidents Obama and Castro opening up the possibility of renewed relations. The Cuban people proved to be optimistic, welcoming and warm. I was struck by the way they were able to separate the American people from the economic woes derived from the American government's 55 year embargo. Our group leader, Louis and Cuban guide, Guillermo did a great job of interpreting the culture, politics and personality of Cuba, answering difficult and sometimes sensitive questions forthrightly and with humor. I appreciated Guillermo's interpretation skills and he did a wonderful job of providing a mix of fact and personal experience and opinion in painting a picture of Cuba today. Louis did a great job of handling logistics and ensured that the group's safety, health and exploratory needs were met. This was the first group tour for us and we found it to be a good experience. Road Scholar did a good job of assembling lecturers, performers, entrepreneurs and people from various walks of life to help us understand the country and its people. While Cuba's economy is in a shambles, there are a number of things they have done well: education, health care etc. But things will have to change to get the economy going again, so that dynamic will be interesting to watch. When we expressed concern that American culture might take over once the embargo is lifted, we were reminded that Cuba has had lots of practice dealing with foreign investment from Russia, China and South America but has remained uniquely Cuban. We are still digesting what we saw and heard, but came away with a hope that in the discussions between the US and Cuba, that it will be a discourse in which each country can learn from the other. We enjoyed the trip very much and hope that the future is as bright for the Cuban people as they envision it.

Ellen from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/15 - 01/28/15
This was my first Road Scholar trip and I'm very impressed with the entire experience. There is a great variety of experiences including performing arts, lectures, field trips, museums, meals, and always always interacting with the people, performers, or lecturers. Cuba is not to be missed and now is the time to go as it is changing fast. The people are warm and welcoming. Our guide Guillermo Mena was outstanding and with his background in Cuban history and English, enhanced our overall experience. Our driver Adrian and organizing guide Louis Bideau were equally helpful.

Lucy from Las Vegas, NV Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 01/13/15 - 01/21/15
We enjoyed the RS Cuba trip very much. Guides Sergio and Guillermo were great, and driver Ray was excellent. Other members of the trip were most enjoyable. All the fine arts performances were delightful. We just finished framing and hanging the little art pieces that we purchased. I wrote a 3 page letter to those on our holiday letter list, and noted that we saw not one obese person, adult or child, and we saw no conflict among people or adult hitting a child. The many horses and cows were also well treated. My husband, Sig, swam in the Bay of Pigs, but I didn't see any pigs! Food was good everywhere. I do hope that it will be possible for some repair of buildings in Havana to take place soon, as this was the most notable disappointment. Hope they keep the great old American cars! --Lucy from Las Vegas

Juan from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/15 - 01/28/15
Cuba is people, architecture, music, art; music everywhere, dancing, paintings; beatiful buildings, some as if their were set -with the bright sun and the blue sky- as in a movie. The Cuban people welcome us with warmth, smiles, singing, dance and music; they allowed us in their homes; they share their hopes, struggles, they invite us to look at the outlook of life, to what they have achieved, their shortcomings and their hopes of a brighter future in their terms. We would not be able to witness and enrich ourselves without the expert guidance of our driver Adrian; the knowledge and patient of Guillermo Mena our guide and the ever present with an smile and people skills of Louis Gabrield Bideau. Our thanks and appreciation evenly distributed to the three of them.

Loxley from Detroit Lakes, MN Number of programs attended: 28
Date attended: 01/20/15 - 01/28/15
Take time to read the other reviews and go to Cuba as soon as you can with a Road Scholar group. We have been on many Road Scholar trips and this one was one of the best.

Marcia from Brighton, MI Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 01/13/15 - 01/21/15
Cuba has been in my life from my childhood days watching I Love Lucy to the frightening times of the Cuban missal crisis to the failed Bay of Pigs invasion through the embargo. It was exciting and humbling to spend eight days learning about this country and its culture and meeting so many of its wonderful people. The authentic Cuban food was an added bonus.

Cynthia from Grand Rapids, MI Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 01/20/15 - 01/28/15
A fascinating look at a country at an especially fascinating time. Go now!

Edward from Roseville, CA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 01/13/15 - 01/21/15
Cuba has an interesting history, hard-working people who are very resilient, a population that is anti-xenophobic, and thousands of old American cars. We enjoyed the multiple people-to-people opportunities to meet and discuss with various groups of professionals, students, entrepreneurs, merchants, and retirees where we were able to ask questions and in some cases provide information about ourselves. We heard many wonderful musical and dance performances, saw some awesome art, enjoyed the delicious meals we were served, and found the lectures informative. This tour is one of our top RS tours of the ten we have completed so far. Our RS program leader and local guide were both exceptional and very helpful.

Roger from Raleigh, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/13/15 - 01/21/15
You learn from the experts. The people who talked to our group about religion in Cuba and Cuban/American relations were interviewed on the Today Show and Andrea Mitchell Reports the week after they met with us. We got the news first! Wonderful trip!

Deborah from Oak Park, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/13/15 - 01/21/15
This is an introduction to the complexity that is Cuba. It's a trip that is fascinating, lively, engaging, and so satisfying that we hope to return.

Lucille from Boca Raton, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/06/15 - 01/14/15
The spirit of the Cuban people, displayed in their artistic, political, entreprenurial skills, and daily struggles, pervades their society. That spirit conveyed through people to people contacts, surrounded me, a privilege to witness, learn, and share with fellow travelers, led by two expert and compassionate guides. gr

Mary Ann from Madison, NJ Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 01/06/15 - 01/14/15
This trip is about as good as it gets. Go if you have not reached a decision yet. We are at an historical point with our neighbor , Cuba , and I have a much better understanding . Leadership was unbiased and comprehensive.

Dan from Lewes, DE Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/09/14 - 12/17/14
Our Dec. 9-17th tour group found Cuba to be a land of cars, cigars, local cuisine, lively music and warm, friendly and resilient people. Our program was very well planned and our tour leader and guide, (Coqui & Jose Luis), were top notch. Our lectures and hands-on visits & interactions were thought provoking & heartwarming. This trip was both educational as well as recreational. Many of us felt that the visit was a trip back in time to our younger days and youth. While there, you'll discover that the "antique" cars are a way of life and not just a tourist attraction. The food was varied and you'll be amazed at the size of the lobster tail, if it is available. The hotels offered "Old World" charm and flavor as well as nostalgia of past celebrities who stayed at the Hotel Naccional. I would recommend that if you want to see Cuba, see it now before revitalization and new development start occurring at an accelerated pace. This program was a good value and it also gave us an opportunity to hear the historic announcement of the resuming of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba while we were there. Both the Cuban people and our group were elated but as you'll learn during the lectures, there are sometimes consequences with progress. Visit soon if possible!

Susan from Plainsboro, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 12/09/14 - 12/17/14
The best review I could write were the attributes listed in your survey. This was my first Road Scholar trip and I would highly recommend, and have, the Cuba trip to anyone who would ask.

Barbara from Hudson, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/09/14 - 12/17/14
I strongly encourage anyone with curiosity about Cuba (or current events) to take this trip as soon as possible. Cuba is beautiful beyond words, and I fear its charm and character are going to be under pressure (or perhaps "under attack" says it better) to change before long. Right now, it's lovely and gracious, with no tacky fast-food chains or same-same restaurants or motel chains on every corner.

Crosby from Blacksburg, VA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 12/02/14 - 12/10/14
If you want a unique look into Cuba today, sign up for this great program.

Danette from Palm Coast, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/11/14 - 11/19/14
It was a great educational trip. Guierrmo was our guide as he was outstanding. His knowledge was outstanding. Be sure to bring sample items to give away, or things like pens or pencils. They are need in of all. Even tshirts for waiters or waitresses. we went on the 9 day, but the 15 day but be real interesting also. Try to get time to just get out and walk around yourself to see the city. Head to Sofia which is near The Nactional Hotel as they have great free music in the evening and only about a three block walk.

Carolyn from gary, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/04/14 - 11/12/14
Anyone who wants to understand the Cuban reality and the role of the United States in shaping Cuba's challenges should make this trip. You will come away with a profound respect for Cuba, its leadership and its people. You will also have to rethink just about everything you thought you knew about Cuba. Fresh eyes move us to enlightenment.

Simon from East Windsor, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/11/14 - 11/19/14
We went to Cuba with our 22 yr-old daughter. She might be unusual, but she obviously was not bothered by being surrounded by us old people and on occasion we watched as she "held court" sitting at the end of the dinner table and seemingly directing the discussion. With regard to going to that grey, murky, evil, commie, missile-laden land below Key West -- JUST GO!! It will wake you up! It is so unexpected. Remember, the rest of the world is trading with Cuba and tourism is the major part if its GDP. You will learn how and why it landed in the lap of the USSR, and how it is reentering the mainstream by cautiously reintroducing a market economy, as well as the price the USA is paying in not trading with our neighbor while the rest of the world is. Cuba is an advanced society in its culture, education, medical system and social safety-net. There is much to be learned.

Kendra from Shoreline, WA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 11/11/14 - 11/19/14
Cuba, via this tour, is well worth visiting. The time to go is now, Cuba is changing almost daily.

Sylvia from Germantown, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/11/14 - 11/19/14
What a great experience, it was much more than I expected to learn about the people and society of Cuba.


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