If you’re an American without family in Cuba, then the only way you can legally visit Castro’s old haunts is to beg your way through Havana.

It’s an American law, not a Cuban one. 

Americans aren’t allowed to spend money in Cuba, so any intrepid law-abiding travellers from the U.S. have to fly there from a non U.S. country and beg for food and accommodation.  Most of the world’s major tourist areas have their share of panhandlers, but when I leave for Cuba tomorrow evening, I don’t expect any of those pan-handlers (if I see any at all) to be American.  Some things just aren’t worth the hassle.

Are you an American who has visited Cuba?  

Leave a comment (anonymously, of course) and give me your side of the story.  If you were breaking U.S. law, then why?  And can people who don’t agree with a law choose to break it just because they don’t agree with it?  If you’re a non-American, did you see any Americans (of non Cuban descent) on Cuban soil? 

On an unrelated front:

The 3rd print run of my book, Millionaire Teacher, was completed in New Jersey yesterday.  On the 15th of December, the fourth print run will be completed.  The first two print runs were done in Singapore. Unfortunately, the book has sold out on Amazon USA and Amazon Canada. Their supplies should be replenished soon. You can still order the book through Amazon, and it shouldn’t take long to arrive. 

But before doing that, you might want to check out the blogger, My Own Advisor, who is giving away a free copy. 

The first rule of my book, after all, spins around the theme of frugality.

Why pay for a book that you might be able to win?