Timely Guide Books for Cuban Travel


Jan 5th, 2018, 10:10 AM
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Timely Guide Books for Cuban Travel

Although the advice and guidance that have been relayed at this site and in this particular forum have been highly useful and valuable, I'd like to suggest that in addition to what's here that one goes to www.Amazon.com and peruse the plethora of guide books and other aids that's related to this largest of Caribbean islands. There is a good number of sources that's being provided to enhance the travels of future travelers, and along with what's provided here as well as in your carefully selected reading materials, one's trip should be a memorable one.

When I've traveled to Argentina, Brazil and to Cuba, I've asked solid questions of travelers at a few travel-related forums as well as purchased a few, carefully- selected guide sources. With my using both-- I've been a "happy traveler."
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Jan 5th, 2018, 10:11 AM
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This is NOT a commercial. And I 'DON'T" have stock in Amazon! [smiles]
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Jan 5th, 2018, 11:12 AM
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So what is your guidebook recommendation for Cuba?
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Jan 5th, 2018, 11:26 AM
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A old friend of mine and long-time visitor to Cuba, writer Tom Miller, has a new one out that sounds interesting. It might be a good source of information in addition to a guidebook.

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Jan 7th, 2018, 08:26 PM
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Suze, in response to your question-- the suggestions are below:

. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cuba by D.K. Travel (I own and used.)

. Top 10 Cuba (Eyewitness Top 10 to Cuba Guide) (I own and used.)

. Real Havana: Explore Cuba Like a Local and Save Money

. Cuba: 101 Awesome Things You Must Do in Cuba: Cuba Travel Guide to
the Best of Everything

. What You Need to Know Before You Travel to Cuba:...

. Fodor's Cuba (Travel Guide) (I own and used.)

Envision that all titles have been underlined.
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Jan 8th, 2018, 03:03 PM
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As someone who has worked on a guidebook to Cuba (Fodor's) and has written articles about the place, I'll say that the past three years have been a real roller coaster. For U.S. citizens, at least, the opening began in early 2015 and was followed by a flood of new visitors who could legally go to Cuba for the first time. Now, restrictions have been tightened again, and there's still some uncertainty about them. Keeping up with the changes is a challenge.

Any recent guidebook to Cuba is still useful in terms of background information. Reviews of sights and hotels won't change too much. The logistics of travel for U.S. citizens has changed a lot and continues to do so. That information becomes dated quickly in a way that it doesn't for most other countries. That's the caveat about any of the current guidebooks to Cuba. They're still a valuable resource, with that qualification.
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