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Travel to Cuba: A society in transition

May 10–18, 2014 enjoy a nine-day excursion led by Leonor Blum, associate professor emerita of history and political science.

Open to current students, faculty, staff, alums and spouses, the trip provides an exclusive look at everyday life and culture in transitioning, socialist Cuba. We will travel on a people-to-people license and enjoy presentations by University of Havana professors.

There will be a two-night trip to Cienfuegos; charming, colonial Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, and Santa Clara; a day trip to Las Terrazas, a model farming community in scenic, tobacco-growing Pinar del Rio Province; and a Hemingway day. You will learn about colonial, early 20th century, revolutionary, and present-day Cuba as you explore the streets of Old Havana, visit museums, schools, a hospital, food markets and a Santería ceremony.

The trip includes an overnight stay at a Miami Airport hotel, five nights at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, two nights at the Las Brisas Hotel near Trinidad and most meals. The charter flight from Miami to Havana and back is included; however, travel to and from Miami is not included. For passengers traveling from Baltimore there will be two preparatory meetings prior to departure.

We will be traveling under the Friendly Planet Travel Agency’s license. Our trip will approximate their Colors of Cuba itinerary but will be tailored to our unique specifications. 

For more information please contact Leonor Blum at 410-358-4248 or 410-591-0547 or via email at blumle@aol.com or lblum@ndm.edu.

May 10–May 18, 2014 
Estimated cost: $3,350 
Limit: 21 people

Space is limited! Register today on our dedicated website at Friendly Travel Planet.