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Cuba, getting there and back!!

Hi all

Anybody out there with any experiance traveling Cuba by his/her own motorbike??
All kind of feedbacks highly welcome:-)

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René

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As a start you could read, Mi Moto Fidel by Christopher P. Baker. See the Horizons book section below.
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/books/books2.shtml
It was a "fair" book. It's a few years old so some of the travel restrictions may have changed.
The book is a social and political comment.
He was not a motorcyclist and did not want to bother to learn anything about his bike.
Which he trashed.

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Thanks John
Red the book. Byside all the "nice" descriptions of his "contacts" on the island, the "getting there section" is quiet a bit frustrating. If one imagines, that the bike gets shaken arround one the deck of some kind scrap heap ;-).... I'm not sure if a "modern" bike would survive things like that..

Got in contact with a swiss forwarder in between which sounds very competent in such "delicate" shipping-orders than bringing an European bike to Cuba and back.
Will of course keep this board informed about further progress!

Cuba si!
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Dr Greg Fraiser wrote a great article on riding in cuba. I am thinking of a trip there down the road. have you considered bring in a cheap used 125-250cc bike , trade it for cigars on your way out. instead of hassling with a big dollar MC. just a thought.
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Greg's article's are here:

http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/gregfrazier/new.shtml

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