Show 203, December 24, 2016: Food Journalist Barbara Fairchild (formerly Editor, Bon Appetit Magazine)

Barbara FairchildFor adventurous travelers Cuba is definitely on their minds. The former, long-time Editor of Bon Appetit Magazine, Barbara Fairchild, was just there with a small group for 7 days, on a self-organized excursion. Barbara will give us a genuine food journalist’s perspective on the food and accommodations in Havana and Trinidad. You’ll be surprised…

Barbara s observes that she really enjoyed the quality and varieties of food she sampled in Cuba. She only had one disappointing meal in the entire time she was there!

In Havana she stayed at the Hotel Parque Central and toured the landmark Hotel Nacional. They mainly dined at the paladares which are entrepreneurial restaurants and more representative of the local fare.

A visit to the historic Hotel Nacional (as seen in “The Godfather”) for a tour and visit to the Buena Vista Social Club show is highly recommended.

No credit cards accepted in Cuba. Barbara cautions you to be prepared with cash.

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Show 203, December 24, 2016: Food Journalist Barbara Fairchild (formerly Editor, Bon Appetit Magazine) Continues…

Barbara FairchildFor adventurous travelers Cuba is definitely on their minds. The former, long-time Editor of Bon Appetit Magazine, Barbara Fairchild, was just there with a small group for 7 days, on a self-organized excursion. Barbara will give us a genuine food journalist’s perspective on the food and accommodations in Havana and Trinidad. You’ll be surprised…

Outside of Havana, Barbara’s group visited Trinidad de Cuba and Cienfuegos. The accommodations there were in well-maintained Casa Particulares. These are Cuba’s version of Bed & Breakfast establishments.

One thing to keep in mind about Cuba is that Wi-Fi and internet access is spotty at best. Service can be intermittent, even in the luxury hotels.

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