I’m currently motorcycling from Palm Springs to Montana, so last night I stopped over in Morro Bay as guest of my close friend Tom Wilmer, host of NPR’s “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer.”

We cut three interviews, including one in which I explain about “Guantanamera,” the hauntingly beautiful  and iconic Cuban song made famous by folk singer Pete Seeger in 1963 on his peace album “We Shall Overcome.”

It’s a song that also has tremendous poignancy, not least for myself during the “people-to-people” trips in Cuba that I lead for National Geographic Expeditions.

Listen to the podcast here

CUBA_2396 Statue of Ernest Hemingway looks over musicians at La Floridita, Havana; copyright Christopher P Baker


Christopher P Baker


Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.