Despite the best efforts of the power to its north, the sun
still shines on Cuba. It's the Caribbean's largest and least commercialized
island and one of the world's last bastions of communism. The
island's relative political isolation has prevented it from being
overrun by tourists, and locals are sincerely friendly to those
who do venture in - even blockade runners from the US get a warm
welcome! The Helms-Burton Act has allowed Cuba to find its place
in the post-Soviet world gradually, without the sudden destabilizing
shock of mass consumer tourism from the United States. It's only
a matter of time before American-imposed travel and trade barriers
fall. No doubt millions will come when flights from Miami resume.
Clearly, the time to go is now.
Although you can't quite hear the colonial architecture peeling
in the streets, even Cuba's larger towns are pretty relaxed. The
most frenetic it gets is in the middle of an enthusiastic chachachá,
and the loudest it gets is behind one of the huge finned American
cars chugging the streets. If you want it even quieter, Cuba's
backcountry and beaches are perfect chillout destinations for
hikers, swimmers, spelunkers or those who just want to smoke a
fine cigar under a palm tree.
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