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ISBN:
1741795192
Author:
Zoe Bran
Category:
Caribbean
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lonely Planet; 2 edition (August 1, 2008)
Pages:
272 pages
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Rating:
4.4
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Enduring Cuba (Travel Literature) Good and useful information. Ms. Bran's book so closely mirrors my own impressions and experiences in visiting Cuba with a natural history tour group in early 2001 that it is spellbinding

Enduring Cuba (Travel Literature) Good and useful information. It would have been more informative if it had included maps. Bran's book so closely mirrors my own impressions and experiences in visiting Cuba with a natural history tour group in early 2001 that it is spellbinding. Her objectivity and the breadth of her experiences provide a reader with a more than reasonable facsimile for an actual visit to the island.

Lonely Planet Enduring Cuba. Intrigued by Cuba, Zoe Bran visits this country of contradictions and interweaving history and current events, personal and wider viewpoints, she paints a vivid and compelling picture of contemporary Cuba.

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Intrigued by the many disparate views of Cuba, Zoe Bran visits this country of contradictions. Enduring Cuba (Travel Literature). 1741795192 (ISBN13: 9781741795196). Interweaving history and current events, personal and wider viewpoints, she paints a vivid and compelling picture of contemporary Cuba.

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  • Qudanilyr
As a seasoned traveler who has visited Cuba eight or nine times in the past, I bought this book to help me organize my thoughts for an exhibition of photographs. It helped formulate many of the thoughts and issues that were bouncing about in my mind quite well. I had a lot of respect for the author who did not let any grass grow under her feet. She explored Cuba and its people's ways thoroughly. I had many smiles and chuckles as I recalled having similar experiences. The book is written in easily approached uncomplicated style and packs a lot of information. it deviates from the usual travel book in that it is not a litany of recommendations, but is the story of her trip and investigation into Cuba at a deeper level. It prepares the traveler for some of the inevitable waits and weirdness that will be encountered without frightening them. If one has any trepidation about visiting Cuba ,this book will reduce those feelings. If one thinks that it will be just another easy tourist excursion, it certainly will dispel that fantasy as well. Cuba can be difficult. People work much differently, hotels are different, services are not dependable and often non-existent. The Cuban people are wonderful, they are mostly happy from day to day, even as they struggle with an insane monetary system and severe poverty. A trip to Cuba helps one to better understand the half truths promoted by both the Cuban government. the US government, and those Cuban-Americans who cling to the hope of going back to those wonderful days in Miramar. Not travel guide, but a good book that will shape your approach and make it easier when you go to Cuba.
  • Samugul
This is no ordinary travel book. It's definitely not a go-here, do-this kind of book. It's a book about the author's travels around Cuba. She chronicles her adventures in Cuba, while at the same time speaking of interesting places and events. You get to see the many different faces of Cuba, literally and figuratively. It's about black, white, and mulato too. Surprisingly it's also a history book (not a lot, but enough to make it interesting). The book both dispels and confirms many of the beliefs that westerners have about Cuba. You get a taste of the struggles that Cubans go through on a daily basis and well as the strength that they all have to continue in spite of the odds. Of course it's also about politics. How could it not be? It's about enduring Cuba, for those that are Cuban, those that choose to live there, as well as for those that travel there. Everyone endures Cuba in a different way and for different reasons.

I could relate since I have traveled to Cuba, but her experiences pale mine in comparison. I wish I had done half of the things she did. One day when the blockade ends I hope to go back so that I can experience more of Cuba. It's the kind of travels that I would like to do one day. Throw caution to the wind and don't take the safe path in a foreign place. Too often many of us travel only to go from airport to resort and back to airport again. Que lastima! She often skips the hotels to stay in casas particulares (I hope that is the correct way to make casa particular plural). She entrusts her welfare often with strangers. She goes places that even some Cubans won't go. How brave.

Her writing is fantastic. I'm not much of a reader, but it's the best piece of literary work I've read since high school (closer to 30 years than I care to admit). That statement really is more about her talent than my lack of reading. Far too often these days anyone and everyone claims to be a writer. Write a book, or an article even, and you're a writer. Zoe is the real deal. You can grasp it in her vocabulary and in her style. She even ends the book well.

If I had to say something negative it would be that I felt I needed a dictionary to follow along. There was at least one word per page that I outright didn't know, or had to guess at based on context. That's not really a negative of the book or the writer, but my own lousy vocabulary. I plan to read some more of her books in the future. What a talent. What a book.

I have just one question for the author...Did they confiscate any of your notes or tapes when you left? :-)
  • Gralinda
I guess I glanced at the publish date of 2011 and thought it was a more recent experience she is writing about, until I got to the part of celebrating the 1999/2000 New Year there.
That said, I absolutely LOVE this book. It's poetic, deep, raw, intellectual and well written. It's a fantastic experience she is writing about with absolute clarity, and I recommend it highly. I wish I had a revisit to all the areas she travels to, now. I am planning a trip to Cuba this year, and this is exactly the type of book I like to read before I go - about the people, by someone who actually seeks out the locals and gets to know them.
Now if I can just bridge the gap to how much has changed, or not changed, in the last 12 years or so...
  • Ndlaitha
A bit whiney in tone, I liked Cuba better than she seemed to, but traveled there more recently. If you are planning a trip, you will do better to read a more recent tome.
  • Lucam
Enlightening, unbiased,relevant, and entertaining. a great story full of brilliant, humorous characters who display both optimism and cynicism in the same turn of the phrase.
  • Keel
Enduring Cuba (Travel Literature)
Good and useful information. It would have been more informative if it had included maps. I recommend it.
  • Justie
I have been to Cuba and absolutely loved the country. This book is an honest, unbiased look at Cuba, its people and the challenges they face.
Ms. Bran's book so closely mirrors my own impressions and experiences in visiting Cuba with a natural history tour group in early 2001 that it is spellbinding. Her objectivity and the breadth of her experiences provide a reader with a more than reasonable facsimile for an actual visit to the island. The many small details that she notes are particularly noteworthy for a past traveler to Cuba: the lack of toilet seats, the rationing of soap and toilet paper, the constant search for food by the populace,the CDR painted on the cement residential buildings, the Chocolate Factory outside Baracoa, the intimate social activities along the Malecon, the political slogans, the presence of Che Guevara today, the furtive conversations, the marvellous music, the wonderful hopeful spirit of the population. If you read just one book about the current social experience in Cuba today, run to enjoy Enduring Cuba. I couldn't put it down!