Posts by smallfootprint

“Sad….it’s very sad”, said our Casa Particular* owner when she told us of Fidel Castro’s passing. On November 25, Cubans lost the only leader that most had ever known. His death produced a profound sense of loss for many Cubans, and a hope for something new and different for others. When Fidel’s death was announced, we found ourselves in Santiago de Cuba, the nation’s second largest city which is located on the far eastern...

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Direct Flights to Cuba. A number of American carriers have initiated direct flights to Cuba. This makes traveling to the island much easier as you do not have to transit through Miami. For example, there are non stops between Los Angeles – Havana, Charlotte-Havana, Atlanta – Havana, JFK – Havana and more. Also there are direct flights from the US to other cities on the island such as Camaguey, Holguin, Cienfuegos and...

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I  live in both the “Land of Sky”—Asheville, North Carolina, USA—and also in the “Land of Smiles”—Thailand, where I encounter numerous smiling people every day. But do you know where is the “Land of Hugs” ??? I came upon the Land of Hugs on a year-long odyssey through South America in 1975. In the Land of Hugs, I found the people warm and friendly, somewhat shy at times, but...

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Salar de Uyuni by Seth Arlow Welcome to one of the natural wonders of the world, The Salar de Uyuni, or the great Salt Flat of Uyuni, Bolivia. It is the world’s largest salt flat and it resulted from the transformation of several prehistoric lakes.When it rains, it also becomes the world’s largest mirror. It can be seen from the moon…… Traversing and exploring the salt flat is one of the highlights on our Viva Bolivia!...

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