Mi moto Fidel: motorcycling through Castro's Cuba

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National Geographic Society, Sep 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Throughout the course of his three-month, 7,000-mile odyssey through Castro’s Cuba, Christopher Baker—thanks to his attention-getting vehicle—enjoyed instant entrée to a people both deprived of and obsessed by chrome and motorized wheels. Baker’s dazzling narrative introduces readers to a tremendous variety of Cubans in this penetrating and spellbinding travelogue—from tobacco growers and prostitutes to fishermen and impassioned dissidents. Revealing a vivacious people in the throes of a slow and painful transition, Baker takes us through his own gradual but profound change of heart about Castro’s regime. Mi Moto Fidel is a rare work of warmhearted humor and considerable insight that mines the depths of Cuba’s troubled history and politics...and shines an unprecedented light on this stubbornly enigmatic country.

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The writing is a little overly discriptive for my usual taste but I really connected with this book because it's the first I've read that really took me back to Cuba. It's really like that. The trials ... Read full review

Mi moto Fidel: motorcycling through Castro's Cuba

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Political and governmental conflicts between the United States and Cuba have long limited Americans' exposure to life in Cuba, but recent adjustments in relations have resulted in more contact and ... Read full review


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Christopher P. Baker is one of the world's foremost travel writer/photographers. He is a leading authority on the Caribbean and Central America travel. Baker's award-winning work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Saveur, Maxim, and Elle, and his many awards include the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award Travel Journalist of the Year. Baker lives in Palm Springs, CA.