Category: The Americas

Thoughts on Cuban Communism

Communism has elevated the status of many citizens from what was essentially indentured servitude akin to the American share-cropper days, to a basic standard of living, an education, healthcare and electricity. But the inability to increase their income has made it difficult and time consuming to purchase the few luxuries that are available.

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Cienfuegos

The Lonely Planet Guidebook says Cienfuegos is the Paris of Cuba. I guess the French charm was lost on me. There’s not a lot to say about Cienfuegos really. It’s very modest. My first impression was that there are no international chains. No fast food. No flashy signs. Most of the buildings look empty unless you walk up and look in.

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Cancun to La Habana: Thoughts on Interjet Score 100%

Cancun to La Habana: Thoughts on Interjet

Interjet is a Mexican low-cost airline with its headquarters in Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico. Although they have low fares, their service is far superior to the average US-based airline. They provide generous leg room, a free checked bag, free snacks and free alcohol.

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