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Ever Wonder About Cuba?

And some of us want to know what it’s like over there! The NYT Magazine brings us a feature about traveling to Cuba from a writer who married into a Cuban family. Worth a read, because it ain’t easy to get there:

Because my wife and her family have living relatives in Cuba, they can get a humanitarian exception that lets you fly direct from Miami. The legal loopholes combining to make that possible must fill hard drives. But you can in fact go that way, if you obtain one of these exceptions or are immediate family with someone who does…But the airport bureaucracy in Miami was so heavy, at least back then, you had to show up the night before and stay in an airport hotel so you could wake up early and spend the day in a series of bewildering lines, getting things signed or stamped.”