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Flights to Cuba from SXM
      #1732621 - 05/11/17 09:39 AM (47.192.9.53)

Daily Herald story Some here might be interested in a combination SXM and Cuba vacation??? I can't tell if they're talking a nonstop from SXM to Cuba, or a connection through Haiti, but it is interesting nonetheless.

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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1732758 - 05/12/17 01:25 PM (24.114.51.42)

Sure, great idea! It's all about weight management. I think the flights are chartered by Jenny Craig....
You know, you eat like a king for a 10 days in Sxm and then going to Cuba for the weight loss part of your trip... Kinda equals out the calories intake...

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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: KGB]
      #1732879 - 05/15/17 05:44 AM (73.227.210.61)

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KGB said:
Sure, great idea! It's all about weight management. I think the flights are chartered by Jenny Craig....
You know, you eat like a king for a 10 days in Sxm and then going to Cuba for the weight loss part of your trip... Kinda equals out the calories intake...




If you've seen Anthony Bourdain on CNN, and his trip to Cuba for his travel/foodie TV show, you'd know your comment is waaaay off. You'd gain more weight in Cuba !!!


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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1732894 - 05/15/17 09:09 AM (75.177.10.113)

Cuban food is amazing!

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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1732897 - 05/15/17 10:16 AM (73.148.207.131)

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DavidinChelseaMA said:
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KGB said:
Sure, great idea! It's all about weight management. I think the flights are chartered by Jenny Craig....
You know, you eat like a king for a 10 days in Sxm and then going to Cuba for the weight loss part of your trip... Kinda equals out the calories intake...




If you've seen Anthony Bourdain on CNN, and his trip to Cuba for his travel/foodie TV show, you'd know your comment is waaaay off. You'd gain more weight in Cuba !!!




Not for the Cuban people. Check out this New York Times article.


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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: wilsonck]
      #1732899 - 05/15/17 11:46 AM (73.112.165.173)

How very sad. The price the locals have to pay to put food on their table just for the sake of increased tourism!

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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1732901 - 05/15/17 01:17 PM (69.9.112.171)

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DavidinChelseaMA said:
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KGB said:
Sure, great idea! It's all about weight management. I think the flights are chartered by Jenny Craig....
You know, you eat like a king for a 10 days in Sxm and then going to Cuba for the weight loss part of your trip... Kinda equals out the calories intake...




If you've seen Anthony Bourdain on CNN, and his trip to Cuba for his travel/foodie TV show, you'd know your comment is waaaay off. You'd gain more weight in Cuba !!!



Please allow me to disagree. I have been to Cuba in 2013 and I'm not going back until the commies are out and capitalism is in. I'm not going to discuss the politics here but I can tell you one thing - there is simply not enough food in Cuba to make it good, even at the super duper overpriced all inclusive resorts.
We had also took a private trip to Havana and ate at their famous "commercial private" restaurant. Sure it was edible but I wouldn't say it was anything more that a basic meal.

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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: KGB]
      #1732934 - 05/15/17 07:54 PM (184.166.21.62)

so are you saying the all inclusives run out of food? Talking to my Canadian friends, they love the food and the very friendly people. Iberostar, Barcelo and now Starwood is building there, pretty sure they have sufficient food for their guests.

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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: KGB]
      #1732937 - 05/15/17 08:33 PM (73.227.210.61)

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KGB said:
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DavidinChelseaMA said:
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KGB said:
Sure, great idea! It's all about weight management. I think the flights are chartered by Jenny Craig....
You know, you eat like a king for a 10 days in Sxm and then going to Cuba for the weight loss part of your trip... Kinda equals out the calories intake...




If you've seen Anthony Bourdain on CNN, and his trip to Cuba for his travel/foodie TV show, you'd know your comment is waaaay off. You'd gain more weight in Cuba !!!



Please allow me to disagree. I have been to Cuba in 2013 and I'm not going back until the commies are out and capitalism is in. I'm not going to discuss the politics here but I can tell you one thing - there is simply not enough food in Cuba to make it good, even at the super duper overpriced all inclusive resorts.
We had also took a private trip to Havana and ate at their famous "commercial private" restaurant. Sure it was edible but I wouldn't say it was anything more that a basic meal.




That article is extremely concerning.... Cuba needs to get its act together, but also the embargo needs to be lifted.


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Re: Flights to Cuba from SXM [Re: sail2wind]
      #1732945 - 05/15/17 10:02 PM (174.116.44.201)

The four and five star resorts have plenty of food in my experience. Perhaps the less expensive resorts are not as great with regards to food, but you should expect that. I know there was always more food than I could ever eat and lots to drink too and the drinks were never watered down like in some all inclusive in Mexico and elsewhere.

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