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Cuba Rocks!

Monday, July 27, 2009

If you are an American citizen living in the United States, then you know that travel / spending U.S. dollars in Cuba is restricted by the U.S. Government. How unfortunate considering the richness of Cuban culture. OBG is looking forward to the day when all bans are lifted. How about you?

Note dated 2/27/11:  Cuba is on my list of places to go and I'm aiming for January 2012.  Have you been to Cuba?


VG on: September 8, 2009 at 11:08 AM said...

I'll be happy when more people and more specifically Americans are able to travel to Cuba. I think it will be good for the travelers and the economy. Tourism can be looked at as a great way for people to make a living in Cuba and cultural exchange. In addition, I think an active and viable economy is a lasting one. Opening borders and trade can be a useful one to many people.

Femi Lewis on: February 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM said...

I was lucky enough to visit Cuba last year because I'm a teacher and was able to travel with a group.

My, my, my! What a great feeling it was to be in Cuba. I felt like I was right where I was supposed to be as a brown girl. It's one of the only places I've visited that I can honestly say, "I'm GOING back!"

I loved it there so much that when I came back, I developed a curriculum unit on Pan Africanism. Of course, Cuba was included. I teach young adults who are usually not interested in many things--but they loved watching documentaries about Castro, the music and of course, viewing SOME of my personal photos.

Unknown on: February 11, 2011 at 11:02 AM said...

Me too, Victoria! Obama is doing just THAT...opening doors to Cuba!
How awesome, Femi! Brilliant opportunity to teaching pros and tourists alike! I can't wait to goooooo.

Unknown on: February 11, 2011 at 11:02 AM said...

P.S. I was in Jamaica one year and left my passport at home. Couldn't get to Cuba. Wah.

Aqueelah on: November 21, 2011 at 2:37 PM said...

I remember my mom telling me about her maternal grandmother being born in Cuba. Somehow all we retained was her first name, Maria. There is a whole mystery to how this Latina arrived in Charleston, SC somewhere in the 1800s, married my great grandfather and had at least 7 children. The entire story is lost, so every time I see the two Cuban ladies with the giant cigars, I feel a little deja vu. Cuba is definitely on my bucket list!


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