Cuba’s iconic song ‘Guantanamera’ explained by Christopher P. Baker

I’m currently motorcycling from Palm Springs to Montana, so last night I stopped over in Morro Bay as guest of my close friend Tom Wilmer, host of NPR’s “Journeys of...

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Carnival to Launch Cuba Cruises from Miami

Today Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, announced that it has been granted approval by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce to offer cruises...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA EASES UP ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO CUBA

It’s long overdue, but today’s announcement by President Obama that he is reinstating formal diplomatic relations with Cuba after six decades in the cold is exhilarating. I congratulate the President...

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Cuban Soul–Meet three Cubans who personify the nation’s charismatic spirit

Hollywood depictions of post-revolutionary Cuba–streets lined with vintage 1950s American cars; walls plastered with revolutionary slogans; ox-drawn plows tilling tobacco fields; sizzling salsa-filled nights–only hint at the country’s larger-than-life persona....

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DOES U.S. INTERESTS SECTION IN HAVANA SCAM CUBAN VISA APPLICANTS?

Like many Cubans, Luis Enrique González was ecstatic when in January 2013 his government lifted the much-hated restrictions on freedom to travel abroad. He dreamed of visiting his father in...

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Join me in Colombia for a special 12-day adventure motorcycle tour, Oct 7-18, 2015

Exciting news!  In October 2015 I’ll lead a thrilling 12-day “Heart of Colombia” tour as Guest of Honor in the second of Motolombia’s ‘Motorcycle Legends’ tour series.In 2010 and 2011,...

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Moon Havana Spotlight guidebook to be released… Pre-order now!

                                    Visiting Cuba? Pre-order the latest version of my MOON HAVANA SPOTLIGHT guidebook...

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Moon Cuba handbook to be published… Pre-order now!

                                    My latest (6th) ed of MOON CUBA HANDBOOK, due for release in...

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National Geographic sponsors my Colombia photo exhibition in NYC and DC

National Geographic Society and the Colombian Ministry of Tourism are sponsoring my photo exhibition on Colombia at the Colombian Consulate, NYC, June 26 & 27; and the Colombian Embassy, Washington,...

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