Museum offering chance to visit Cuba
In addition to the Biennial, the trip will include an exploration of Cuba beyond the well-known tourist sites. A small group of travelers will explore a rapidly changing country with the flexibility to take advantage of the spontaneous cultural interactions that make Cuba such an inspiring place to travel.
Trip leader Tim Weed is a Vermont-based author and educator with extensive experience traveling in Cuba. From 1999 to 2004, Weed headed up a series of pioneering educational programs for American students in Cuba, including a four-week mobile writing workshop that traversed the island from Santiago to Havana. Since then, he has led numerous cultural, arts, and choral music programs in Cuba for National Geographic Expeditions, the Grand Circle Foundation, and Educational Travel Associates.
"When I first traveled in Cuba in 1999," said Weed, "it struck me, as it continues to strike me today, as an utterly unique place: a time capsule, an anomaly, a treasure trove of historical architecture, a country of great natural beauty with an inspiringly creative and resourceful population. What's different today is that Cuba is changing, rapidly and dramatically."
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