Synopses & Reviews
In 2014, the United States began re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. For the first time in decades, every U.S. citizen can now travel to this eccentric, enigmatic island.
In this book, renowned Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker tells you everything you need to know to make this trip possible.
Choose the best guides, tours, and means of transportation
Join in the cultural feast in Havana, a city like no other
Experience the best beaches, natural wonders, and scenic drives
Appreciate the islandand#8217;s history, from its indigenous origins through the revolution
Find the ultimate mementosand#151;authentic Cuban cigars and rum
Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker highlights Cuba's best lesser-known local hotspots, including Finca Manacas (the birthplace of Fidel), Parque Lennon, and Rumba de Salvador's Alley. He also offers fun and creative travel suggestions, such as A Week in Havana; 10 Best Scenic Drives; and Cars, Cigars, and Cabarets. With in-depth information on Havana and complete coverage of the island, Moon Cuba
gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
About the Author
Christopher P. Baker
was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. He received a BA in geography from University College, London, and masters degrees in Latin American studies from Liverpool University and in education from the Institute of Education, London University.
He began his writing career in 1978 as a contributing editor on Latin America for Land and Liberty, a London-based political journal. In 1980, he received a Scripps-Howard Foundation Scholarship in Journalism to attend the University of California, Berkeley.
Since 1983, Christopher, the 2008 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, has made his living as a professional travel writer, photographer, lecturer, and tour guide. He specializes in Cuba, about which he has written six books. He has contributed to more than 150 publications worldwide, including CNN Travel, National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report, and The Los Angeles Times. Christopher has been profiled in USA Today, appears frequently on radio and television talk shows and as a guest-lecturer aboard cruise ships, and has spoken at the National Press Club, World Affairs Council, and on National Geographic Live. He is a National Geographic Resident Expert and conducts tours of Cuba, Colombia, and Costa Rica and Panama for National Geographic Expeditions. In 2013, he led the first-ever motorcycle tours of Cuba for U.S. citizens on behalf of MotoDiscovery.
His many books include Moon Costa Rica, Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castroand#8217;s Cuba, and Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles.
Christopherand#8217;s website can be found at christopherpbaker.com.