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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2014, 12:28:06 PM »
Yes, but not on my top priority list. North Korea would be more interesting though <img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/tapatalk-emoji/emoji6.png" />
Why is North Korea more interesting?

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2014, 12:30:37 PM »
Why is North Korea more interesting?
It's the hardest to get to place in the world. And the culture is exotic .

Havana, was always accessible via Panama, and the culture there is not that Unique.

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2014, 12:31:18 PM »
It's the hardest to get to place in the world. And the culture is exotic .

Havana, was always accessible via Panama, and the culture there is not that Unique.

And NK is accessible through China. $9 Tickets to boot!

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2014, 12:31:48 PM »
And NK is accessible through China. $9 Tickets to boot!
But close to impossible to obtain a visa

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2014, 12:32:53 PM »
And NK is accessible through China. $9 Tickets to boot!
How would they treat an American Jew?

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2014, 12:34:32 PM »

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2014, 12:37:48 PM »
Jew who visited NK

"A person told me he'd never met a Jew but was taught that Jews were the cleverest people in the world."


http://www.jpost.com/Features/In-Thespotlight/Flashback-American-Jew-recalls-travels-to-N-Korea

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2014, 12:37:54 PM »
But close to impossible to obtain a visa

Many tourist groups arrange them. Probably not much harder than getting a visa to some other visa-hard countries on Americans.

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2014, 12:44:48 PM »
It's the hardest to leave place in the world.

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Re: cuba master thread
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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2014, 12:54:49 PM »
Best one liners.... @DannyNis: It is no longer cool to say you've been to #Cuba.

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2014, 12:57:58 PM »
It's the hardest to get to place in the world. And the culture is exotic .
& now that the 3 year mourning period is over for Kim Jung ill you could really have a blast.

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Re: cuba master thread
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2014, 04:34:31 PM »
Has anyone ever volunteered or know of someone who did in Cuba? I'd absolutely love to do that, my wife would probably  kill me though.

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how to get to Cuba on points ?
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2014, 06:47:28 PM »
If you haven't heard already Pres Obama is changing the US's stance towards Cuba including easing of travel restrictions. My question is what will the best way to get to cuba from the US {specifically NYC} using points?

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Re: how to get to Cuba on points ?
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2014, 06:49:01 PM »
It just happened.

1. No US airline has announced service at all.
2. I'm not sure if anyone knows yet the practicalities of flying to Cuba now, i.e. will there be visa restrictions, will there be US non-stop flights, etc.
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Re: how to get to Cuba on points ?
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2014, 06:54:36 PM »
I know early, but I want to start the conversation now so I can visit before it becomes a tourist trap.

there arent any direct flights from the US but partner tickets might become available soon

many Americans travel to Cuba as is I;m pretty sure that they dont need visas (because they cant get any)

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Re: how to get to Cuba on points ?
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2014, 07:11:51 PM »
I know early, but I want to start the conversation now so I can visit before it becomes a tourist trap.

there arent any direct flights from the US but partner tickets might become available soon

many Americans travel to Cuba as is I;m pretty sure that they dont need visas (because they cant get any)

As soon as there r non stop flights, it will be tourist trap.

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Re: how to get to Cuba on points ?
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2014, 09:59:03 PM »
I know early, but I want to start the conversation now so I can visit before it becomes a tourist trap.

there arent any direct flights from the US but partner tickets might become available soon

many Americans travel to Cuba as is I;m pretty sure that they dont need visas (because they cant get any)
Many travel, you can fly from YUL on Cubana, or YYZ on AC.
They don't stamp your passport (like Israel), and you can only spend cash.
Disclaimer: Travel is not allowed by law, and you could be prosecuted when returning to the US.
You can't buy a ticket on any US site, you will need to buy it on the Canadian version of AC, preferred with a Canadian citizens CC.
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Re: how to get to Cuba on points ?
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2014, 12:33:46 AM »
Here's your answer:

Facilitating an expansion of travel under general licenses for the 12 existing categories of travel to Cuba authorized by law-

• General licenses will be made available for all authorized travelers in the following existing categories: (1) family visits; (2) official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; (3) journalistic activity; (4) professional research and professional meetings; (5) educational activities; (6) religious activities; (7) public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; (8) support for the Cuban people; (9) humanitarian projects; (10) activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes; (11) exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials; and (12) certain export transactions that may be considered for authorization under existing regulations and guidelines.

• Travelers in the 12 categories of travel to Cuba authorized by law will be able to make arrangements through any service provider that complies with the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations governing travel services to Cuba, and general licenses will authorize provision of such services.