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Wanda St.Hilaire's prime passion is travel and after a big wake-up call in 2010, she decided that life is too short not to do what you love, where you love. She recently spent winter in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to write her second travel memoir and has traveled throughout the world. Her home base is Calgary, Alberta.
The Cuban Chronicles
A True Tale of Rascals, Rogues, and Romance
In the infancy of Cuba's tourism, Wanda St.Hilaire takes a trip to the tiny island. In spite of her love of all things Latin, she puts herself on a travel ban to Castro's Cuba, one that lasts twenty years.
When she is forced to cancel a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico at the last minute, she finds herself in Cuba twice, on back-to-back trips. Walking into the backstreets of Havana, eyes wide open, she finds herself pulled into a dalliance with a charismatic cubano.
Underneath the façade of Cuba's tourism lies the desperation of a society living mostly in abject poverty. When tourists mingle with locals, we get a glimpse of what underlies the frivolity of Cuban entanglements. St.Hilaire speaks with an authentic voice and doesn't mince words; she recounts her own activities, emotions, and opinions with refreshing honesty.
With each solo adventure, the author reaches a deeper understanding of human nature and the world. At the same time, she conducts a journey of self-discovery, learning about her own entrenched beliefs, biases, and blemishes.
- Publication Date:
- 1894331125 / 9781894331128
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Travel / Caribbean & West Indies