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Rick Steves’ Guide To Cuba

Airs Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. on KPBS TV

Host Rick Steves smoking a Cuban cigar in Cuba. In

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Above: Host Rick Steves smoking a Cuban cigar in Cuba. In "Rick Steves' Guide To Cuba," Rick reports on the red tape, frustrations and rewards that come with travel in the home of rumba and rum, and romance and revolution.

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In "Rick Steves' Guide To Cuba," Rick reports on the red tape, frustrations and rewards that come with travel in the home of rumba and rum, and romance and revolution.

In his spirited slideshow lecture, Rick recaps the highlights of his trip, delighting the live audience with memorable anecdotes, political insights, and practical travel tips.

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Trinidad's endlessly entertaining streets.

A virtual tour of Havana is shown with its historic fort, colorful old cars, and melting-sugar-cube architecture, plus the program showcases the well-preserved colonial town of Trinidad and the verdant national park at Viñales, featuring scenic horse rides and rustic tobacco farms.

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Setting sun in the valley of Viñales, Cuba.

Rick also shares strategies on booking rooms, getting around, connecting with locals, and finding the best cigars.

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Rick Steves' Guide To Cuba

In this travel lecture, Rick Steves describes his experience traveling through Cuba as the U.S. began easing decades of travel restrictions for American tourists. Expand your travel horizons and learn about the time-passed elegance of Havana, Cuba's classic American cars, fine $5 rum, the best Cuban cigars, and the idealistic charms of this remarkable island and its people.

A Rooftop Breakfast in Viñales

Waking up in the fresh and distant-feeling Viñales Valley, we climbed to our rooftop, where our hosts served up a fine breakfast as the roosters crowed and the sun rose.

Our Time-Warp Home Away from Home in Havana

For far less than what you’d pay for a fancy hotel room in the center of town, you can rent a fine home. We went top-end — paying around $150 per night for the four of us in three rooms with breakfast via Airbnb. Here’s a little tour of the place we called home in Havana.

Distributed by American Public Television. Produced by KCTS and RICK STEVES’ EUROPE.

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