David Mebane

Kairos Tours

I have been taking groups to Cuba since 2015 and each time I see and learn something new. The history is rich, the people are proud, the current events are fascinating, and the food is excellent – and it’s now 1963. Your flight to Havana will be the closest you ever come to an actual time machine.

Lonely Planet describes it like this: “Cuba is like a prince in a poor man’s coat: behind the sometimes shabby facades, gold dust lingers. It’s these rich dichotomies that make travel here the exciting, exhilarating roller-coaster ride it is. Trapped in a time warp and reeling from an economic embargo that has grated for more than half a century, this is a country where you can wave goodbye to everyday assumptions and expect the unexpected. If Cuba were a book, it would be James Joyce’s Ulysses: layered, hard to grasp, frequently misunderstood, but – above all – a classic.”

I describe Cuba as ‘tragically beautiful’. It’s possible to be both at the same time, and you’ll see it in person.