Written by Heidi Siefkas (Ms Traveling Pants) and featured on Oddisay
When I share with any American that I have traveled to Cuba, I’m involved a lengthy conversation about how, isn’t it illegal, what it’s like, and if I have any Cuban cigars. Especially with the recent good news of U.S.-Cuban relations gradually opening up, my inbox has been overflowing with shared articles about the changes and predictions about the future.
I have been writing about Cuba as well as leading legal people-to-people tours for Americans since 2013. I have spent over 80 days in Cuba. And, I will be going to Cuba for my first trip since the news was announced in December 2014. I’m anxious to see first-hand how the improved relations and changes will affect both Americans and Cubans.
Read the changes that I’ve witnessed over the years and my multiple trips in “Not the Cuba I Knew.”