Tuesday, December 20, 2016Flights from USA to Cuba started again, so we plan to spend holidays in Cuba. After a long time, we can enter Cuba legally from USA with one of 12 legal reasons for obtaining a visa. We are in for some people to people education exchange. This trip is different from our other trips, we have to carry cash for everything since our American ATM cards and credit cards will not work in Cuba. Also, we could not book accommodations as we always do, by using tripadvisor, etc. Fortunately, airbnb is in place for several cities in Cuba we plan to visit.
There were several limitations which impacted our itinerary. For example, traveling by train to the island's easternmost part and going to Santiago de Cuba was not possible, since the train drives only every third day. With less than two weeks we have for this holiday that would take too much time, so we plan to stay in the central part of the island.
This chronicle will not be a vacation blog, but rather a log of cultural activities under Department of Treasury license for engaging in people to people educational exchange.