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.
No doubt that the lights of hope and inspiration in Cuba have dimmed. Confirmation came a few days ago, January 31, when Alaska Airlines announced the last direct flight from LAX to Cuba: - exactly one year after the inaugural post here:
Just tired of waiting for Cuba to be a new hub for Medical Tourism & Wellness. Right now, my teeth could use some attention, so I'm off to Thailand to learn about the new King, enjoy a few weeks of physical therapy and new smile when I get home. All thanks to Yanhee Hospital in Bangkok. www.yanhee.net
"Happy trails to you. See you next time!
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"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...