Driving or flying to Toronto for you is quick and easy, so if you want to see the dozens of pre-1960 US cars still rolling around in Cuba they offer daily flights to the Island from Toronto.
It would be a unique experience for sure.
Flying and driving to Toronto was very easy a few years ago.
But now we have more HOMELAND SECURITY. It requires a passport to go in and out of Canada now.
And somebody in US Government would be very unhappy to learn if I went to Cuba; and I could maybe lose my pilot's license.
If I keep on sending emails and listening to Radio Havana Cuba, the US Government might send me to Guantanamo for free, for no good reason at all.
Or I could fly down and land on a road, like "Brothers to the Rescue", if Castro says it's OK.
Most likely I would get a LIFE SENTENCE somewhere like the Cuban FIVE.
I think a summer resident from here goes to Cuba in the winter. Maybe his dad still lives there, and I think goes through Mexico to get there.
It is sad that we all have to deal with this paranoia about security and the restrictions we have now; but using a US passport as document is not a big deal. If it increases our safety it is fine with me.
That does not bother me a bit, however the fact that we can't travel freely to Cuba, or anywhere else for that matter, is absurd and unamerican I would say.
That's why the government have never charged anyone, out of the thousands of US citizens that take the trip every year, because they know the laws would be declared unconstitutional. It is not illegal to travel over there, it is only illegal to spend money over there, if you can live off the land it is legal to go...
I tend to ignore most politics, I do not even watch the local news, all the crap about pro/against Castro is mind numbing around here. It is so absurd that even the legal export of food to Cuba is considered treason by many around here.
Some of my friends are pilots, they would love to do what you do for a living. In fact one just told me that if you or your friend that goes every year want to plan a trip from Canada to Habana he would join the expedition too. A lot of fun for sure.
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