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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Would you travel to Cuba?


When the U.S. recently announced renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba, my first thought was a scene in Million Dollar Decorators. Do you remember when Martyn Lawrence Bullard got in all sorts of trouble for reproducing this Michael Eastman "Havana" photo for Daisy Fuentes' home?


My second thought was "Oh, HELL YEAH!! I cannot wait to travel to Cuba and experience all of that glorious, decayed time capsule-ishness."

Dumplings, when travel restrictions are fully lifted will you be making travel plans?

10 comments:

David said...

I'll go! We'll have to go quick though before the developers turn it into another Miami.

Debra Phillips said...

in a heartbeat and before the masses arrive!

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

People come back with split stories( I live in London) and a quarter of people love it and think a week of Cuban living is "quirky" and the rest say it was just a tick on the list. Cant decide...

life, in small chunks said...

I've already started planning!

penelopebianchi said...

I have heard from fellow visual people.....that it is beautiful and sad.

I need to go to Charleston and Savannah and Beaufort first! (there are people who think this is an emergency that I see these places very soon!!!) I agree!

Then; I would love to see, I think Cuba.

I really get sad when beautiful things are ruined. I think that is the case in Cuba. Not sure I need to see ruined beauty.

RJ Diaz said...

Hells yes. It's been on the list to see it before it really 'opens up'.

penelopebianchi, have you ever been to the ruins in Rome? Still beautiful. Incredibly beautiful. Though Charleston is on the must list too!

penelopebianchi said...

Yes; and I love the ruins in Rome and lots of places! I have seen many beautiful ruins.

But, I guess the difference is that people are not living in them. I don't know; I find Cuba a very sad story.
I do think I will go.

Pigtown*Design said...

My mother tells stories of the times that she and her friends went in the 50's and how much fun it was. Those were the Ricky Ricardo days when it was all still good.

Marcheline said...

I say yes, but hesitantly... would want to check out the security factor first. Certain places - especially extremely poor or underprivileged areas - are not safe for tourists to go randomly traipsing around (Jamaica, Mexico.... Cuba?)

Mira said...

Canadians go to Cuba all the time...have done so for ages. It is very affordable.Everybody I know has been there (except me!), and I have never heard of major security issues.