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I don't know about that being advanced. Exactly what does that information do that the US signal doesn't allow? Maybe everyone in Cuba suffers from anxiety disorder and can't handle the abrupt change to green, or yellow isn't clear enough.



Frequently, rules like that apply to citizen of specified countries. I don't think the OP has made their passport issuing country known.
Your comment regarding the signals is pure speculation, while I have just been there. I find it is best to get first hand knowledge before you try to discredit someone elses first hand account. Seems you'd rather insult a whole country of people than accept the possibility that they might use newer technology. It is actually not that surprising when you think about it though. The technology we use for signaling isn't anything near cutting edge afterall.

Op and several others have stated it's illegal to leave from US to Cuba. I was merely trying to show that it is NOT illegal to leave from US to Cuba. Being a US citizen I can also confirm that we are not restricted to travel nor spend any money in Cuba. There are actually nonstop flights to Havana from Miami and LA. Although there is only one airline providing nonstop flights from LA, the flight from LA is daily. I do not know the schedule for Miami. There are also cruise ships going to Cuba from Miami. What I do not know is any policies for private yachts traveling to Cuba.

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..... Seems you'd rather insult a whole country of people.....
Seems you missed the smiley at the end of the paragraph you quoted. I was kidding. Lighten up, buttercup.

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...I was merely trying to show that it is NOT illegal to leave from US to Cuba....
You are right, it is not. I did not take exception to that. You also said you were issued your visa upon arrival, which I only pointed out was potentially due to your specific passport. We don't know the OPs nationality.


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Seems you missed the smiley at the end of the paragraph you quoted. I was kidding. Lighten up, buttercup.



You are right, it is not. You also said you were issued your visa upon arrival, which I only pointed out was potentially due to your specific passport. We don't know the OPs nationality.
Insulting a whole country of people for something that little isn't funny or cool to me but if that's your sense of humor so be it.

We do not know OPs nationality but it has been stated that only the US has restrictions on travel and/or spending money in Cuba. In light of this, I was only trying to point out first hand that the US does not have those restrictions.

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They have roads everywhere and quite frankly their signaling system is a bit more advanced than ours.
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I don't know about that being advanced. Exactly what does that information do that the US signal doesn't allow?
Maybe we call all advance into a hundred years ago and build roundabouts. It seems far more efficient (when people actually know how to drive).
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Insulting a whole country of people for something that little isn't funny or cool to me but if that's your sense of humor so be it......
Since I'm having a hard time seeing how you found my comment to insult the whole country, I'm also having a hard time apologizing for it. I will accept that you didn't find it funny.

Back to the actual point you made. How do you find a countdown to be more advanced than the light just changing? As I recall (it been a long time), the signal lights in England go from Red to Red and Green simultaneously, before changing to Green. I didn't understand the advantage there either. There is nothing you do differently for Red and Green than for Red. Same for the countdown. I certainly don't see either as advanced, just different.


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Since I'm having a hard time seeing how you found my comment to insult the whole country, I'm also having a hard time apologizing for it. I will accept that you didn't find it funny.

Back to the actual point you made. How do you find a countdown to be more advanced than the light just changing? As I recall (it been a long time), the signal lights in England go from Red to Red and Green simultaneously, before changing to Green. I didn't understand the advantage there either. There is nothing you do differently for Red and Green than for Red. Same for the countdown. I certainly don't see either as advanced, just different.
It's ok. If you thought it was funny I can understand why you wouldn't see it as insulting. I've already accepted that to be your perspective. I am not trying to change you. Everyone is different, even identical twins are not entirely alike. I'm ready to move on if you are.

In the same token if you don't believe me that their signals were more advanced that's fine too. It wasn't really my main point. My main point was that the US doesn't have any additional restrictions regarding travel or spending money in Cuba. Cuba does have their customs requirements but they are handled upon arrival. You do need cash on hand to pay for the visa and currency exchanges are also handled in Cuba.


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Cuba and North Korea - well that's very disappointing. I had not heard that news. Just read it now from the BBC website.

Road Conditions - suffice to say things are better now than in the 50s and 60s. Notwithstanding the traffic lights.


Still it remains that if you are going to sail to Cuba, the marina services and infrastructure will almost certainly not be what you are used to in other countries. I am going to the south coast in a few weeks and will be looking into this specifically. I'll happily post what I find.

Does anyone have 'up to date' information regarding charts for Cuba?
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Maybe a little off topic, but Nike has a couple of interesting videos of visiting Cuba by boat.......



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Enjoyed the video. Brought back some fond, old memories of Cuba, but I could not help but notice how many of the buildings have deteriorated severely since my visits there in the late 1960s. Street performers were quite common back then, as were the street vendors from the nearby faring communities. I didn't notice any seafood vendors, which were quite prevalent back in the late 1950s. You could always find good sources of fresh conch, king mackerel, and a host of groundfish species at fantastic prices.

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