Havana Without Makeup… a review of this superb new book about Cuba

As a veteran of the Cuba scene and a serious bibliophile with a library exceeding 500 relevant titles, I’m a harsh critic of Johnny-come-lately texts about Cuba. Every year sees...

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Fidel is dead! Castro to be buried in Santiago de Cuba’s Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

© Christopher P. Baker all images. All images are copyrighted and protected and may not be reproduced without specific permission of the photographer. Fidel Castro died last night at the...

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Ten things you didn’t know about Cuba by @CubaExpert

Cuba seems to be on everyone’s lips as the destination du jour  following the 2015 reconciliation between Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro. Though it will likely take decades for...

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Moon Costa Rica travel guidebook by Christopher P. Baker now available as all-new 10th edition

I’m delighted to announce that the tenth edition of my best-selling Moon Costa Rica travel guidebook is now available for purchase. Order at Moon.com, with links to Amazon.com, Barnes &...

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Cuba travel expert Christopher P. Baker interviewed for new TV documentary

Here’s a “sneak preview” of a trailer for a Cuba travel documentary prepared by Dick Jordan for MarinTV. It will probably air sometime in the first two weeks of October....

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I have a chapter in ‘Motorcycle Messengers’ — a newly published anthology by riders who write

While attending Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travel last week I was delighted to receive a copy of ‘Motorcycle Messengers’… the thrilling new anthology of stories by adventure motorcycles who write. Thanks Jeremy...

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Recommended read: The Last Soldiers of the Cold War

On December 17, 2014, as Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro simultaneously announced that the USA and Cuba would restore diplomatic relations, two small planes landed at Andrews Air Force...

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Where will Fidel Castro be buried?

© Christopher P. Baker all images. All images are copyrighted and protected and may not be reproduced without specific permission of the photographer. SEE UPDATE HERE! “Where will Fidel Castro...

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National Geographic Expeditions’ Cuba Expert Christopher P. Baker talks to NPR’s Tom Wilmer

It’s always a pleasure interviewing with my pal Tom Wilmer for his NPR radio podcast, “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer.” Not least, I like his style, his acuity of...

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Moon Havana Spotlight guidebook to be released… Pre-order now!

                                    Visiting Cuba? Pre-order the latest version of my MOON HAVANA SPOTLIGHT guidebook...

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