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if Anthony Bourdain and other TV guys can travel to Cuba, why can't we go?

if Anthony Bourdain and other TV guys can travel to Cuba, why can't we go?

Old Jul 9, 11, 4:18 pm
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is there an app or dongle that will allow you to watch TV on the iPad 2? (in EU and/o

is there an app or dongle that will allow you to watch TV on the iPad 2? (in EU and/or North America)

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Old Jul 9, 11, 4:30 pm
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As far as legal options go, anyone can get a licence to go for professional reasons including journalists. Do you think the embargo is serving US interests so well?

Ps bloggers can indeed apply for a licence as can any freelance journalist.
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Old Jul 9, 11, 4:49 pm
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you can go to visit relatives, or take a cultural tour, but can't do what i want, which is go to havana for a few days.....
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Old Jul 9, 11, 5:10 pm
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I am wondering if we could all get a license and have the first ever FT Mileage Seminar DO in Havana to show them what is possible with miles/points. You know, spread the revolution
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Old Jul 9, 11, 5:31 pm
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I am wondering if we could all get a license and have the first ever FT Mileage Seminar DO in Havana to show them what is possible with miles/points. You know, spread the revolution
But Cubana doesn't have a frequent flyer program.
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Old Jul 9, 11, 5:55 pm
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I know guys that go all the time - illegally. Cuban immigration won't stamp your PP if you're American. Get a flight from MEX or CUN. Bring plenty of $$$ as you can't use CCs or TCs. Most of these guys rent apts and stay out of the hotels. I've been told that the law states that one can go to Cuba, but it's illegal to spend more than $100. If you want to do it legally, go on a prepaid - all inclusive tour. It's OK, as long as you don't pull out your wallet. I vaguely remember hearing scuttlebutt about a crackdown though. Better check that out before you go. wj
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Old Jul 9, 11, 6:57 pm
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I know guys that go all the time - illegally. Cuban immigration won't stamp your PP if you're American. Get a flight from MEX or CUN. Bring plenty of $$$ as you can't use CCs or TCs. Most of these guys rent apts and stay out of the hotels. I've been told that the law states that one can go to Cuba, but it's illegal to spend more than $100. If you want to do it legally, go on a prepaid - all inclusive tour. It's OK, as long as you don't pull out your wallet. I vaguely remember hearing scuttlebutt about a crackdown though. Better check that out before you go. wj
so it's okay if someone flies to Havana in order to mug Fidel?(assuming he has a couple of American dollars in his wallet) as long as he/she spends the $2 back on American soil?
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Old Jul 9, 11, 9:05 pm
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if Anthony Bourdain and other TV guys can travel to Cuba, why can't we go?
Who is "we"? Going to assume you mean Americans, it's not just Americans reading these forums. Many Canadians, Europeans and others vacation in Cuba every year. Just was reading the latest vacation offerings by a well known travel company in Canada...lots of Cuban offerings.
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Old Jul 9, 11, 11:05 pm
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What a shame. Cubans are generally the friendliest people I've ever encountered during my travels.
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Old Jul 10, 11, 12:05 am
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The thread title can be generalized for Americans..

For Canadians.. travelling to Cuba is quite easy.. and Cuba is targeting Canadians for the vacation business all of the time..
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Old Jul 10, 11, 3:15 am
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Originally Posted by Ancien Maestro View Post
The thread title can be generalized for Americans..

For Canadians.. travelling to Cuba is quite easy.. and Cuba is targeting Canadians for the vacation business all of the time..
Indeed. Easy from Europe, too. Havana is a fantastic city, and Varadero has the most stunning beaches. The US embargo hurts Cuba, and in no way would I want it prolonged. But I would seriously advise anyone who had yet to go, to go before it is lifted - Havana streets with McDonalds, Starbucks, new Fords, etc. just won't be the same.
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Old Jul 10, 11, 5:36 am
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Indeed. Easy from Europe, too. Havana is a fantastic city, and Varadero has the most stunning beaches. The US embargo hurts Cuba, and in no way would I want it prolonged. But I would seriously advise anyone who had yet to go, to go before it is lifted - Havana streets with McDonalds, Starbucks, new Fords, etc. just won't be the same.

the embargo is 50 years old.... probably a world record for someone holding a grudge? (edit, oopp, I forgot about the other one that's lasted 65 years and still ongoing, but cannot be mentioned on this forum)

I don't even hold a grudge against my ex-wife anymore for cheating on me with my niece and that was only 11 years, 7 months, 6 hours and 20 minutes ago.
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Old Jul 10, 11, 5:51 am
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I don't even hold a grudge against my ex-wife anymore for cheating on me with my niece and that was only 11 years, 7 months, 6 hours and 20 minutes ago.
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old Jul 10, 11, 7:50 am
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My church in NJ sent a whole choir there for an international choral festival, which was deemed to be cultural. How's your singing voice?
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Old Jul 10, 11, 8:19 am
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I don't get it. The US doesn't care if its citizens travel to Iran or North Korea, but we can't travel to Cuba, a country 100 miles from our land that hasn't been hostile to us in 50 years.
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