Editor’s Note: With no Internet access in Cuba, I wrote the blog as we went. Now that we are back, it’s time to publish.
We didn’t accomplish anything but making it to Havana, so I’m going to call it Day 0. Group travel and charters call for lots of patience. Ours was tested. Lines to get tickets, lines to check-in, meetings, lectures…and that was the easy part. Flight was delayed 3 hours, so we spent even more time in MIA. All that was for 45 minutes in the air; took off at 9:30pm, landed at 10:15pm. Entering Cuba immigration was easy. Getting our luggage wasn’t. It wasn’t until more than 2.5 hours after we landed that luggage from our flight started coming onto the belt. We were tired and cranky. Got to the hotel around 1:30am. Got our keys and tried to collapse.