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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 island’s history, from its indigenous origins through the revolution Find the ultimate mementosauthentic Cuban cigars and rum
Christopher P. Baker was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. He received a BA in geography from University College, London, and master’s degrees in Latin American studies from Liverpool University and in education from the Institute of Education, London University.
Christopher began his writing career in 1978 as contributing editor on Latin America for Land & 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, Christopherthe Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year 2008has made his living as a professional travel writer, photographer, lecturer, and tour guide, and is acclaimed for his specialist knowledge of Cuba, about which he has written six books. He has contributed to more than 150 publications worldwide, including CNN Travel, National Geographic Traveler, The 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 been privileged to address such organizations as the National Press Club, World Affairs Council, and National Geographic Society. He is a National Geographic Resident Expert and escorts tours of Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama for National Geographic Expeditions. In 2013, he led the first-ever motorcycle tours of Cuba for United States citizens on behalf of MotoDiscovery.
His many books include Moon Costa Rica, Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba, and Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles.
Christopher lives in California. Find him online at christopherpbaker.com.