Cuba, Havana Guide (B): An American in Cuba!

An American in Cuba!
Cuba…a place I’ve wanted to go probably because it has been off limits to Americans and from what I have seen on TV, the culture seems interesting. As such, I googled a variety of trips…cruises, dive trips and others. I was somewhat interested in a photography trip, but I didn’t find one and instead stumbled across a vacation offered by Intrepid Travel.

While I had never heard of this travel company, I really liked the activities offered on their “people-to-people” exchange, one of the restricted ways Americans are able to travel to Cuba. It was one of the few itineraries I found that didn’t require us to go to the University to listen to a lecture. In addition, the trip included home stays which intrigued me.

My travels started off on a red-eye from Denver to Miami on Frontier Airlines. I had never flown this budget airline, and had I known the seats didn’t recline, I likely wouldn’t have booked an overnight flight! Otherwise, I found the staff to be extremely kind and helpful, and I think I would appreciate the seats being stuck in the upright position on a daytime flight.

Miami to Havana is a short, 40-minute flight. As we taxied up to the small building on our left, I noticed a much larger building to our right (important to know for later). We deplaned and passed through immigration into baggage claim. In order to get to baggage claim, we had to place our carry-ons through a security scanner.

I picked my backpack up on the other side after I ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: An American in Cuba!
Guide Location: Cuba » Havana
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Casa Obrapía   Hotel Parque Central   Obispo St   Finca La Vigía   San Francisco de Paula   La Floridita   NaO   Malecon  
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on author's website: https://adventuresofacouchsurfer.com/2017/02/13/an-american-in-cuba/

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