Blogs from Ciego de Avila, Centro, Cuba, Central America Caribbean


I arrived in Cuba to a group of about 20 guards, standing fully armed all around the exit of the aircraft. I immediately felt like a POW and was sure not to make eye contact with any of them – just in case they thought I looked suspicious! The guards lead us into the airport terminal and directed us to the booths ahead (customs and immigration). There another guard would question every individual as to reasons for entering Cuba, prior visits, etc. The word “interrogation” came to mind on more than one occasion. Once outside of the terminal our large group was told to exchange our money at the money bureau and we were guided (amid more guards) to shu... read more

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