CUBA, HAVANA, TRINIDAD
Culture, Architecture, History, Art, Dance
November 9 - 18, 2013
KJZZ travelers enjoyed a culturally rich adventure to Cuba. They explored the National Museum of Fine Arts and the School of Medicine, took salsa dance lessons, and strolled along the Malecon and through Old Havana. The group visited Ernest Hemingway’s home and enjoyed meaningful exchanges with the people of Cuba. This in-depth KJZZ “people to people” journey was specially designed for public radio travelers with an interest in music, art, history and culture.
STORIES FROM THE ROAD
"My husband Bob and I joined KJZZ staffers and our fellow listeners on the Cuba trip in November 2013. We had a great time seeing the sights and engaging in numerous enriching conversations with our group while being escorted on a "people-to-people" cultural exchange license in Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, the Bay of Pigs, etc. Food and drink were much better than I ever anticipated, and we would've loved to bring back some Havana rum and Cuban coffee (unfortunately, at this time U.S. Customs doesn't allow either--darn!). We made do with a few artistic souvenirs and handicraft items, since our exchange visit was the perfect time for holiday shopping.
I think Bob would agree with me that, not only did we feel very comfortable traveling with mostly kindred spirits throughout, but we had a chance to get to know some of the KJZZ staff much better and engaged with them in many stimulating conversations (I am thinking of Linda Pastori and former KJZZ reporter Michel Marisco especially, as I write this). We wish we could join the next KJZZ group trip planned for May-June 2015, but we already have other travel scheduled at the same time. Otherwise, believe me, we would be there in a heartbeat!
Don't hesitate to give the KJZZ Travel Group a try. You will be richly rewarded in so many ways beyond the obvious, and you will make some lifelong friends to boot."