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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-05-09 03:29 PM
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5. So how does one go about obtaining entry into Cuba?
I've always been curious to visit the country myself. Now that I have a passport I would really like to.
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  -Ease Cuba travel restrictions? Some Americans hope so honoluludaniel  Feb-05-09 12:08 PM   #0 
  - The best cup of coffee I ever had was  asjr   Feb-05-09 12:17 PM   #1 
  - It's easy to go and visit for Americans.  cobalt1999   Feb-05-09 01:17 PM   #2 
  - Recently returned  R Merm   Feb-05-09 01:50 PM   #3 
  - I wish I could have visited in the 1950's  cobalt1999   Feb-05-09 02:04 PM   #4 
     - Unless you were a poor Cuban.  Mika   Feb-05-09 08:45 PM   #7 
     - I'm not saying Batista ran Cuba better.  cobalt1999   Feb-05-09 09:56 PM   #13 
        - Good god almighty. I wish you would go back in time and visit Cuba.  Judi Lynn   Feb-06-09 12:06 AM   #16 
        - I think you're misinterpreting what he's saying  honoluludaniel   Feb-06-09 12:31 AM   #17 
        - Oh, right: a paradise for tourists. Gotcha. Here's a photo of one of the cultural highlights:  Judi Lynn   Feb-06-09 03:24 AM   #20 
           - So, Cubans had no culture beyond strippers?  cobalt1999   Feb-06-09 07:40 AM   #28 
           - That's the point i was making  honoluludaniel   Feb-06-09 12:36 PM   #42 
        - Yes, it was an obvious hell hole.  cobalt1999   Feb-06-09 07:17 AM   #24 
           - "I would still jump at the chance to go back and experience the Tropicana or Hotel Nacional."  honoluludaniel   Feb-06-09 01:02 PM   #44 
           - I've been there  cobalt1999   Feb-06-09 01:27 PM   #45 
           - Go!!! The Tropicana is still in business.  roody   Feb-06-09 06:47 PM   #53 
        - If you go back in time, you shouldn't miss taking this special airline:  Judi Lynn   Feb-06-09 03:52 AM   #21 
        - Today in Cuba black people can be professional dancers too.  roody   Feb-06-09 06:50 PM   #54 
        - I'd love to see someone make a post like that about 1930's Berlin, during Hitler.  Mika   Feb-06-09 09:27 AM   #35 
           - As a history buff, I would like to see 1930's Berlin  cobalt1999   Feb-06-09 09:34 AM   #36 
           - I think it would be more comparable to 1920's Berlin, actually.  Raskolnik   Feb-06-09 02:33 PM   #46 
     - Here's a message from someone who lived in Cuba but didn't spend much time  Judi Lynn   Feb-06-09 04:04 AM   #22 
        - Again, try and understand the difference between the tourist experience and living there.  cobalt1999   Feb-06-09 07:28 AM   #25 
  - So how does one go about obtaining entry into Cuba?  Initech   Feb-05-09 03:29 PM   #5 
     - You just need to go through a third-country  honoluludaniel   Feb-05-09 03:38 PM   #6 
     - Going to Cuba is illegal for Americans and US residents.  Mika   Feb-05-09 08:47 PM   #8 
     - My church has sent four groups legally  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-05-09 09:04 PM   #9 
     - Lydia, there are daily flights out of Miami to Cuba.  Mika   Feb-06-09 12:33 AM   #18 
     - there's a thriving cash-only boat-charter business...  LanternWaste   Feb-06-09 11:26 AM   #41 
     - Passport and money is all you need. You will be issued a visa upon  roody   Feb-05-09 09:12 PM   #11 
     - Actually you need a visa before arriving, but the airline almost always provides it.  honoluludaniel   Feb-05-09 11:42 PM   #15 
     - Just book a trip through Canada or Mexico or a 1/2 dozen Caribbean countries.  cobalt1999   Feb-05-09 09:58 PM   #14 
        - Actually that is not so.  Mika   Feb-06-09 10:34 AM   #39 
           - Even if you are busted, the likelihood of punishment is extremely small  honoluludaniel   Feb-06-09 12:56 PM   #43 
              - Even if busted, go to trial.  cobalt1999   Feb-06-09 04:54 PM   #51 
              - I received a letter years ago, after going as civil disobedience with  roody   Feb-06-09 06:55 PM   #55 
  - Any of us can if we have some cash.  roody   Feb-05-09 09:10 PM   #10 
  - You can team up with Pastors for Peace. They go  roody   Feb-05-09 09:14 PM   #12 
  - Just a reminder to professionals in Florida thinking about Cuba travel.  Mika   Feb-06-09 12:39 AM   #19 
  - We've really got to eliminate family visit restictions. And some scientific exchanges wouldn't hurt  struggle4progress   Feb-06-09 06:22 AM   #23 
  - We're a hardy people. :p  Eryemil   Feb-06-09 07:37 AM   #26 
  - Why should Cuban expats have their full rights while the rest of us remain 2nd class citizens?  Mika   Feb-06-09 07:41 AM   #29 
     - If you mean that the right to travel is a fundamental human right, I must  struggle4progress   Feb-06-09 08:21 AM   #31 
        - The severest travel restrictions are Bush's doing. Not 50 years old.  Mika   Feb-06-09 08:37 AM   #33 
           - By way of response, I will merely make a philosophical remark:  struggle4progress   Feb-06-09 09:56 AM   #37 
              - A perspective which makes Mr Obama's position more interesting  Mika   Feb-06-09 10:20 AM   #38 
                 - Either one believes that popular pressure can affect the political class, or  struggle4progress   Feb-06-09 11:26 AM   #40 
                    - Thank you for your considered response to my ravings.  Mika   Feb-06-09 05:34 PM   #52 
  - i hope they finally open up trade as well  Blue_Tires   Feb-06-09 07:39 AM   #27 
  - I think all restrictions against Cuba should be lifted.  Marrah_G   Feb-06-09 07:54 AM   #30 
  - I think the reason for restrictions  eilen   Feb-06-09 08:30 AM   #32 
     - The US offers 20,000 legal immigration visas per year to Cubans  Mika   Feb-06-09 08:43 AM   #34 
        - I'm just repeating what I heard on the radio  eilen   Feb-06-09 02:46 PM   #47 
  - For those who imagine travel to Cuba is never treated seriously, do some research:  Judi Lynn   Feb-06-09 03:00 PM   #48 
  - Very interesting that nobody from Pastors for Peace has suffered more  roody   Feb-06-09 07:03 PM   #56 
     - It IS interesting, since Pastors for Peace is very clear they're not going to grovel for permission  Judi Lynn   Feb-10-09 04:21 AM   #58 
  - Yes . . open Cuba to travel for Americans --- This 40 year war on Cuba has to end!!!  defendandprotect   Feb-06-09 04:40 PM   #49 
  - I'm not sure that we've noticed but many restrictions on American travel . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-06-09 04:43 PM   #50 
  - House bill would end travel ban to Cuba  Judi Lynn   Feb-10-09 03:18 AM   #57 

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