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Old 05-10-2008, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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There is a US travel ban, but I know several people (All guys) who have gone. Not my thing to intentionally break the law for kicks.

I don't really see the need.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:32 AM
 
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There is a US travel ban, but I know several people (All guys) who have gone. Not my thing to intentionally break the law for kicks.

I don't really see the need.
My brother in law (Irish) has taken his family many times to Cuba and has nothing but good things to say about the place.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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One of my buddies went with a bunch few of his buddies a few years back (Americans). He said the stayed in one of Che Guevara's haciendas. He said it like it was a good thing.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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I plan to go from Mexico if I can't get on an aid trip. The travel ban is outdated and pointless. You won't see me going along with an arbitrary law kept in place by the Miami Cubans. My entire life, I had planned on studying abroad in Havana in college but Bush tightened regulations shortly before I got to college. That makes me rather vindictive...
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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There is a US travel ban, but I know several people (All guys) who have gone. Not my thing to intentionally break the law for kicks.

I don't really see the need.
I went there 11 years ago. To Cardenas. But I was on a fact finding mission to report back to the internet on life and tourism in Cardenas so as a "journalist" I am exempt from the law. You can be too. Just go there and keep a journal as you enjoy the beautiful beaches and nice Canadian gals. Then when you get back, write an article about how nice Cuba is and post it in the internet! That makes you a "journalist".
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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I went there 11 years ago. To Cardenas. But I was on a fact finding mission to report back to the internet on life and tourism in Cardenas so as a "journalist" I am exempt from the law. You can be too. Just go there and keep a journal as you enjoy the beautiful beaches and nice Canadian gals. Then when you get back, write an article about how nice Cuba is and post it in the internet! That makes you a "journalist".
KevK

You are right. I heard about that exemption for "Journalists" a few years back and forgot about it. I am not so interested in Cuba. I did a month in Costa Rica in 2001 (Got back a few days B4 9/11) and wasn't too impressed. That was enough Latin America for me.

I read a story about some hundreds of Americans getting fined for going.

Why is it that if one visits a Latin American communist country as a journalist he has to say something nice, but if one visits an Asian communist country he has to say something bad?

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Old 05-11-2008, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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There is a US travel ban, but I know several people (All guys) who have gone. Not my thing to intentionally break the law for kicks.

I don't really see the need.
well...there IS Guantanamo.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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I lived in Guantanamo. It may be on the Cuban island, but it is not "Cuban", it is just another military base.
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Traveling to Cuba is a healthy way of dissenting against an unAmerican government.

Sort of like not declaring taxes on selling gold or bartering

Not that I'd know
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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Traveling to Cuba is a healthy way of dissenting against an unAmerican government.

Sort of like not declaring taxes on selling gold or bartering

Not that I'd know
I will agree with that if dissent is the purpose. The guys I knew who went did not go for dissent.
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