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Old 06-14-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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To the two users who are trying to tell me that somehow no nice places to stay can possibly exist in the entire country, that's a ridiculous proposition. Even if I have never visited, it doesn't matter. Also, Cuba, beyond the beaches and resorts is an interesting look at a society far removed from an American one, something that most other islands in the Caribbean cannot really offer to you. I don't think there's any other place in the sea that interests me as much as Cuba, besides Trinidad and Tobago. I think it's a great choice.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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Um, not a good idea. US CBP have been known to stand there waiting for US citizens to get off those flights with their blue passports in hand.
If you travel with two separate tickets and overnight in Canada or just drive to either Toronto or Montreal from the US it should not be an issue.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:15 AM
 
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US Customs, are not standing there waiting. That is an absolute joke. Once again, no one cares about US travel to Cuba.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:07 AM
 
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If you travel with two separate tickets and overnight in Canada or just drive to either Toronto or Montreal from the US it should not be an issue.
Maybe you missed what I wrote.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:27 AM
 
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Maybe you missed what I wrote.
I very highly doubt US Customs personnel would be able to point out one US citizen in a crowd of roughly sixty or more Canadian citizens that are disembarking a plane (especially since both the US Passport and the Canadian Passport have the same background color making them somewhat indistinguishable from each other upon first glance). Unless the said person was directly connecting for a flight bound to the US after clearing Canadian customs, I don't see how anyone would even notice.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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I very highly doubt US Customs personnel would be able to point out one US citizen in a crowd of roughly sixty or more Canadian citizens that are disembarking a plane (especially since both the US Passport and the Canadian Passport have the same background color making them somewhat indistinguishable from each other upon first glance). Unless the said person was directly connecting for a flight bound to the US after clearing Canadian customs, I don't see how anyone would even notice.
I have a friend who is a dual US/Canadian citizen who travels to Cuba every couple of years on her Canadian passport. She has seen it happen twice (out of six trips). She said the US CBP agent was standing right there with the Canadian agent and pulled a couple of people in front of her with US passports out of the line at YYZ.

It doesn't happen all the time, but she has seen it happen.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:07 AM
 
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thats utter BS. No one has been prosecuted for travel to Cuba in over 10 years. No one cares, go and enjoy. You can now book your flights online and with ease. Check out LP, the Cuba branch for very experienced travelers (albeit grumpy) to Cuba. Many are Americans that do it all the time.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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I guess you don't want to hear this, but why? Not for the political or ethical issues, but simply because Cuba is a discount destination with roach motel level accomadations....or a place for European men to enjoy the services of female company for $5usd a night.
Take your wife somewhere nice. 10th anniversary should be for 5 star level accomadations.

Guess you have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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I guess you don't want to hear this, but why? Not for the political or ethical issues, but simply because Cuba is a discount destination with roach motel level accomadations....or a place for European men to enjoy the services of female company for $5usd a night.
Take your wife somewhere nice. 10th anniversary should be for 5 star level accomadations.
You are quite wrong. I know many Canadians who visit Cuba often. It is just the same as going to the Bahamas or Jamaica or Cancun. Normal resorts for families, singles or couples.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:15 PM
 
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thats utter BS. No one has been prosecuted for travel to Cuba in over 10 years. No one cares, go and enjoy. You can now book your flights online and with ease. Check out LP, the Cuba branch for very experienced travelers (albeit grumpy) to Cuba. Many are Americans that do it all the time.

I don't know what you mean by "prosecuted" but the US government has the right to charge a huge fine for US passport holders who go to Cuba without prior authorization. It happens all the time.
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