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  HEALTH & MEDICAL INSURANCE No need for any complicated jabs to visit Cuba but you will need to have medical insurance in order to enter the country. Most US airlines now offer travel insurance included on the cost of your tourist card- about 5 US dollars for each day you are in country. Your boarding pass acts as proof of payment, so don't throw it away after your arrive. Keep it simple, drink bottled water, pack a good insect repellent and you should have a problem free trip. PASSPORTS, REGULATIONS & VISAS  You will need to buy a Tourist...

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I strongly feel that visiting Cuba at a time of such historical importance has the potential for a greater impact than just a Facebook post of you sipping a Mojito with a Cohiba cigar or taking selfie with a 1950s convertible car. Arguably, Americans at this key moment have more saying power on how Cuba develops than Cuba's central planning office. They vote with their dollars and it is heard at the highest levels. If as Americans we decide to stay at state run hotels and drive around in 52 passenger tour busses; then it wont be long before Havana more closely resembles Montego Bay or Cozumel - but with better architecture.                      

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What do you think of when you picture Cuba? A difficult question, because quite frankly, most of us have no inkling of what Cuba was, is, and is becoming. We tend to think of Cuba as only a socialist land of desolation where a huge chunk of Miami dwellers originally escaped from.  We may have puffed a Cuban cigar and sampled Cuban cuisine…but unless you or your family is from Cuba, your knowledge may stop there.  The Reality The large island fills the Gulf of Mexico at a whopping 42,426 square miles. And even though most people equate the entire...

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Hi Dad, As you know, I am on a series of trips to Cuba for two separate projects. They are my modest attempt to create a bridge of understanding between the two cultures I was born into, and that now stand together at the forefront of a cultural transformation.The first of these journeys was a 1,200 mile road trip to map-out my travel exchange itineraries for CubaRoadTrip.com - The second, to cover the historic opening of the US Embassy in Havana as a journalist. More than all of my previous travels to Cuba since 1991, this last trip has filled me...

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"When I Grow Up, I Want to be Cuban" posted by: Alfredo De Lara Published by The Huffington Post  - Jan 18, 2015 As the child of Cuban exiles, the story of my roots was explained in the past tense, and illustrated in fading black and white family photographs. I had only the perspective of my parents, and grandparents, to guide my imagination. Their nostalgia became my own. At home, we spoke Spanish, ate black beans, and children were raised in the peculiar traditions of our culture. If asked at school, my sisters and I were instructed to proudly say...

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