Letters: The Siren Call of Cuba
- Submitted by: manso
- Politics and Government
- 07 / 16 / 2011
July 15, 2011. Too the Editor: Re the July 10 Practical Traveler column (“New Ways to Visit Cuba, Legally”): For years, my architect husband has yearned to visit Cuba for its artistic heritage.
As a playwright, I’d like to go to experience firsthand the Cuban ethos. We have no interest in tourist traps or in political machinations. As travelers who like to create our own agenda, the thought of visiting lock-step with a gaggle of folks on a tour program makes us cringe.
We certainly are not equipped to overthrow any government, so we are at a loss to understand why we can’t just choose our form of transit and travel to Cuba, bringing back sketches and snapshots and memories. Someone, please explain why we are kept from doing this. Anne Russell Wilmington, N.C.
Practical Traveler: New Ways to Visit Cuba — Legally (July 10, 2011)
To the Editor: I went to Cuba in 1981 and found the people warm and friendly. The largest problem was a lack of basic goods caused by the embargo. The United States should open talks with Cuba and allow more freedom of travel. It is a beautiful country and much safer than Mexico. Claude McEwen Friendswood, Tex.
To the Editor: The Cuban embargo is a disgraceful un-American relic from the cold war. It’s not the government’s place to tell Americans where they may travel. Andrew J. Schaefer Chicago