• 15,000 Cuban Winter Vacations Up to $700 Off

    by  • October 6, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Travelzoo has a heads up on some great Cuban holiday packages for Canadians. Here’s a quick overview of what’s available for Quebeckers alone: Discover the allure of Cuba’s soft white sands, saving up to $700 on weeklong packages to vacation hotspot Varadero. Travel with Sunwing Vacations, which is releasing 15,000 “Champagne Vacations” on sale.  Book [...]

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    Rum Socialism Now Available in Kindle Store!

    by  • October 5, 2011 • 0 Comments

    After 5 months of writing, editing, and agonizing over the cover art with my very patient and talented illustrator, Vitold, I’m happy (and relieved) to announce that Rum Socialism: A Travel Diary of Communist Cuba is finally available in the Kindle Store. The book is part travel memoir, part political satire, and it would’ve have [...]

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    Cubans Allowed to Buy/Sell Cars

    by  • September 29, 2011 • 0 Comments

    So starting October 1st, Cubans will finally be able to buy and sell used cars from one another. The move is part free-market reforms that President Raul Castro has implemented to save the country from economic ruin. Of course, the used car market won’t be all that “free”. The state will take a cut from [...]

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    The Perfect Mojito

    by  • September 28, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Here’s a recipes for a mojito that’s light, refreshing, and not too sweet. I adapted it from a scene in the move Thank You for Smoking. In the film, the main character, a lobbyist for the tobacco industry played by Aaron Eckhart has drinks with a tobacco executive played by Robert Duval. They’re having mojitos [...]

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    Cienfuegos for $408 – Caya Coco for $495

    by  • September 27, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Redtag.ca has a couple really good all inclusive deals to Cuba, right now. The first leaves October 1st, and is $408 for 7 days at the Club Amigo Costa Sur near the town of Trinidad in Cienfuegos. This is the resort I stayed at while writing the book. It’s a three-star that’s not too modern/corporate, [...]

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