Travel in a Changing Cuba

Entering a Communist totalitarian state, I expected more militaristic security personnel at the airport. Instead, we were warmly welcomed to Cuba by the female immigration and security agents wearing uniforms that included shorts and patterned fishnet stockings. It was the first of many surprises, mostly pleasant surprises, we experienced in Cuba. We hope the imminent growth of American trade and tourism doesn’t turn Cuba into another homogenous tourist zone, and benefits the Cuban people more than the tourists.This essay is a companion to my blog of tips and reviews from our April 2016 visit.