Mid-year, I didn't imagine anything else needed to be said about Medical/Educational travel to Cuba. However, the last few months have spelled out the special circumstances of U.S. Scientific relationships with Cuba, and it ain't good.
Less than a year ago, during Obama's White House, Cuba was making headlines at least once a week. Slowly packing up the White House, we had photos of our steadily grayed, handsome and exotic President in Cuba, shaking hands with Raul, before joining Michelle, his brilliant bride and their grown/glowing daughters touring Havana's historical sites.
As Hillary's a new server was being delivered to the White House, there was Trump shoving his way in. Who knows what kind of world it would have been with a different cast of characters and unique sensibilities.
Today, Trump's family White House has proven to be more of a gritty, daily Media/Reality show crafted in Twitter bites. A run-away hit from Siberia, set on...
Our CME-Abroad team in Varadero, Cuba at Mantanzas University has been on-hold, like the rest of us, while awaiting news from the Trump administration's next move. Meanwhile, we're developing new programs tailored to your needs.
"Tell me whatcha want. What you really, really want!" Fitting lyrics by the Spice girls. Sit back, think of Mojitos and let's get personal. Tell me, as a Medical Professional, what does your ideal trip to Cuba consist of? As a subscriber, you will be receive a short quiz in my next Shout-Out.
Starting 2017, everyone will have plenty of choices and more convenient ways to get to Cuba. However, unless we book well in advance, you may find yourself staying in Casa Particulars, instead of Cuba's 5-Star, all inclusive resorts, or expensive hotels. I don't see the prices in Cuba going down. Quite the opposite.
Personally, I love being immersed in the culture by staying at a Casa Particular. You can get an idea of what to expect o...