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Cuba - Still a Colorful Country06/20/2015How could this program be improved?
I think it would have been valuable to see some of the farms -- both urban and in the countryside -- and the fruit/vegetable market in the city of Havana. This would probably require a few more days, which would be good.
Global Volunteers comes through again!05/14/2015How could this program be improved?
I felt perfectly safe while in Cuba, but I have suggestions that relate to travel anywhere in the world: Passengers should stay seated using seat belts while the coach is in motion; the leaders should be aware of the danger of the sun so should always offer the option of shade; bottles of water should be readily available at all times, including when the group boards the bus after arriving at the airport.
Cuba Lover for Life05/13/2015How could this program be improved?
The People to People program has completed its' last run and I was glad to be a part of it. Global Volunteers will now run the program, so people will still be able to participate.
I would, in future programs, give a bit more time to travelers to set out and see something on their own time.
Also, during musical presentations, if people do not want to get up and dance, I would not make them!