Post # 1
So when Mr. DG and I planned our honeymoon, I really wanted to go to the beach, but he really wanted to go to the mountains. I acquiesed, but only with the agreement that we would go to a beach sometime soon.
We’ve decided on a Feb or March “second honeymoon” to get away from dreary Seattle. We thought about DR, Mexico, Grand Cayman and St. Lucia… but then we realized, Cuba will probably officially open to US tourism in the not too distant future. We’d rather go before that happens.
Has anyone done it? Do you have any recommendations? Right now, all I know is that we’re flying to Cancun and then buying our Havana tickets in Cancun. There must be some very adventurous Bees here who have done this. Let me know how it went!
Post # 3
i’m not as adventurous but my bf’s husband is from there. they were going to go visit but have heard many people coming back sick so their trip is now indefinitely postponed.
Post # 4
Wow, how exciting! I have a friend who is Cuban who goes back often and was going to IM him a link but he’s not online.
Post # 5
I have a friend who went via Toronto and said they loved it, and the Cubans really want US visitors. I suggested it to DH but he wasn’t too keen on the idea. He said we could go if I get an Italian passport.
Post # 6
You can actually go with a US passport. You just can’t purchase flights or hotel rooms or anything from the US… so you have to be willing to wing it once you get to the country you are flying to Cuba from. The winging it is what has me a little nervous… so I was hoping someone had done it before!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I’ve been, I’ve been, I’ve been!!
I went in 2004 for 10 days when I was doing a semester abroad in Costa Rica. I spent 5 days in Veradero ,which has probably the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen. The water is totally clear and it has white sand beaches. The hotel we stayed in was ok, nothing extravagant but totally acceptable, and it was all-inclusive so we took advantage of the constant access to mojitos 🙂
Then we spent another 4 days in Havana, which was an amazing city in the ’30s and ’40s and is now a strange mix of falling apart old buildings and wierd, 60’s style communist housing…
It was honestly one of the coolest trips I’ve ever been on, based on the fact that it is like a living museum and really feels like you’re going back in time…And the beaches are glorious and almost all the tourists are european, which adds to the atmosphere…
PM if you want to hear more but you guys should GO! 🙂
Post # 8
Yay Yay Yay!!! I want to hear all about it!
Post # 9
my mom lived in cuba for 6 mos…working @ guantanamo bay, lol. she loved it though, lovely weather haha…
Post # 10
Wow this sounds like an adventure I’d love to have…too bad FI is a police officer and he’ll lose his job if he travels to Cuba.