You know how an attentive dog will cock his head to one side when he's trying to understand you? Often that's how people react when we describe the profound and wonderful experience we had bicycling Cuba.
Some are simply curious, eager to learn more. But many are dismayed, because they believe Cuba is a dangerous place for gringos, especially gringos traveling independently, certainly for gringos on bicycles.
They're startled to learn that, in general, we felt safer bicycling Cuba than we do bicycling most places in Canada or the U.S. They're dumbstruck to hear we felt safer in Cuba period, regardless where on the island we where or what we were
So if bicycling Cuba intrigues you, but concern for your personal safety makes you hesitant, you can confidently begin planning your trip. Common sense is all you'll need to ensure that, after bicycling Cuba, you return home healthy, happy, deeply enriched by the experience.
Need further assurance? Perhaps this Cuba checklist will allay any lingering trepidation:
- safe drivers
- decent roads
- minimal traffic
- delicious food
- geographic variety
- intriguing culture
- fascinating history
- beautiful beaches
To learn more about bicycling Cuba, go to http://www.hikingcamping.com/free-cycling-cuba.php, where you can read an insightful travel article written by Kathy & Craig Copeland, initially published in the Calgary Herald.
For a glimpse of bicycling Cuba, go to http://www.hikingcamping.com/photos-cuba.php, where you can see photos from Kathy & Craig Copeland's five-week journey on the island.