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Sure, maybe you’ve visited Cuba before. On official state business. Or in 1962. But thanks to a few paperwork-savvy travel pros, you can now vacation there without biting your thumb at American foreign policy. Here’s what you need to know:
Technically, you’re here for an “educational exchange.”
It’s part of the government’s new People to People program. Included in your curriculum: touring cigar factories, getting private salsa-dancing lessons and playing a few innings with a local pro baseball team. (Consider it recess.)
Un-technically, you’re here for rum bars and home cooking.
So you’ll inspect a bunch of Buena Vista Social Club–type joints and family-run dining establishments to ensure their daiquiris and ropa vieja are up to par while you have some lively cross-cultural discussions. And probably some more drinks.
But at some point, you should sleep.
Steam-training across the island and visiting Hemingway’s old manse will take it out of you. But thankfully, they’re putting you up in five-star hotels.
Trust us, you don’t want to see a four-star Communist hotel.