Originally Posted by sony2000
.....Officially Americans are not allowed to spend money in Cuba, so the others should, in order to respect Washington's laws.
It's not technically possible, as you have fees to pay and I believe you are required to have Cuban health insurance for your stay. I suppose someone, out of the goodness of their heart, can pay for everything for you. However, reimbursing them before or after is still considered paying.
The whole Cuba thing is a mess, but I prefer to follow the law. The embargo has endured over a half dozen administrations from both sides of the isle. There is more to this than a grudge. Other than as a harbor of refuge, I don't see the need anyway. There are countless other Caribbean places to go, so why tempt fate.
It will open up one day. I will go then.