@CubaExpert’s story on motorcycle tours in Cuba published on ConfettiTravelCafe
June 12, 2017
“Two decades ago I shipped my BMW R100GS motorcycle overnight from Key West to Cuba for a three-month-long, 7,000-mile exploration as a professional journalist. Come dawn, I leaned against the rail with the wind whipping my hair and watched Havana emerge from the sea. An imposing castle loomed over the harbor entrance, guarding the waters where great galleons had gathered, laden with treasure en-route to Spain. As we slipped into the harbor channel, I felt sensations of adventure and promise…”
Thus begins Cuba expert and motojournalist Christopher P. Baker’s account of his journey in 1996–resulting in publication of both the Moon Cuba guidebook and his literary travel, Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba–and the group “people-to-people” motorcycle programs for U.S. citizens that he now leads in Cuba.
See the full story at ConfettiTravelCafe.
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