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I've been to all of these countries

One was for a dirty long weekend, one for powerboat boat racing and one for my honeymoon, really enjoyed each trip.

Does supporting so many despots me a bad person?
It makes you someone with experiences and memories to last forever.
An adventurer.
Good for you.
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It makes you someone with experiences and memories to last forever.
An adventurer.
Good for you.
Don't consider myself to be an adventurer, we just like choosing places to visit before the crowds decide to go there.

Got a long list of places to see, only a few places I've been to make me want to go back over visiting a new place and Cuba is one of them.

I'd love to fly my 4x4 out and really explore the island, staying in local houses, eating local food and staying far away from anything all inclusive.
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I’m guessing China for the honeymoon, Cuba for the boat races, and Russia for the weekend.
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Go to Cuba. Bring a suitcase full of books. Bibles, ayn rand, Solzhenitsyn, Hayek, von Mises, Thomas Sowell, etc.

Hand them out to all the friendly local people. Tell us how that works out for you.
What is it you think would happen if he did?
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Iím guessing China for the honeymoon, Cuba for the boat races, and Russia for the weekend.
1 out of 3 right just need to swap Cuba and Russia around

In favourite order,

Cuba way out in 1st
China in 2nd place
Russia a long distant 3rd
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What is it you think would happen if he did?



In Cuba, books can lead to prison time - Opinion - Cuba Politics News - Havana Journal
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Thank you for all your replies. I'm still on the fence after reading 4 pages of this thread.
My family and I have been very fortunate and has traveled to many islands, resorts, and places. A lot of islands are real eye openers once you get off the beach and a mile inland and see the true poverty. I was looking for some place different and not the overly commercialized make me want to puke destinations where all the shops are trinkets and jewelry. One big money grab. I thought about Cuba as it is supposedly not commercialized and the people are welcoming. I did not realize it is illegal under tourism. I figured with all the cruise ships going there it must have loosened up the restrictions.
Again, I was looking for a realatively affordable, sunny, warm trip that might be a learning and memorable vacation for all of us and not just "another cruise."
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Yep. Let some two-bit journalist that writes about travel tell you how to cheat on your taxes too. If you are caught by the Treasury in an audit five years after you travel, you can show them the article and they will waive the law regarding tourism. With a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and $250K, I know that is what I will do.
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Thank you for all your replies. I'm still on the fence after reading 4 pages of this thread.
My family and I have been very fortunate and has traveled to many islands, resorts, and places. A lot of islands are real eye openers once you get off the beach and a mile inland and see the true poverty. I was looking for some place different and not the overly commercialized make me want to puke destinations where all the shops are trinkets and jewelry. One big money grab. I thought about Cuba as it is supposedly not commercialized and the people are welcoming. I did not realize it is illegal under tourism. I figured with all the cruise ships going there it must have loosened up the restrictions.
Again, I was looking for a realatively affordable, sunny, warm trip that might be a learning and memorable vacation for all of us and not just "another cruise."
I am glad you are concerned with the illegality. I agree that it would be a great trip, but there is good reason it is against the law. The money you spend there contributes to other's misery. The world is changing...and brutal dictators are on notice. Give it a few years and you should be able to travel there legally. Those traveling there now (and in the past) are just selfishly propping up the regime and making that change take a bit longer.
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Remember this guy who thought it would be cool to visit North Korea?https://www.gq.com/story/otto-warmbier-north-korea-american-hostage-true-story

Or the ones that visited other countries against the best advice/consent of the U.S. government?
https://globalnews.ca/news/4375584/us-couple-killed-by-isis/
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Cuba has never been a threat to Americans.
You know that.
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Cuba has never been a threat to Americans.
You know that.



Why go on vacation when you live in such a pleasant fantasy land.

Castro inviting in soviet nuclear missiles must not have happened in your reality.
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Cuba has never been a threat to Americans.
You know that.
Tell Alan Gross:
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Tell Alan Gross:
Somebody should have told Alan Gross not to smuggle in contraban.

Not quite a tourist.

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