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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Review: Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba (Adventure Press)

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A good introduction to Cuba (and the author) prior to traveling there! Sure, he doesn't have any qualms with telling of his many trysts with women much younger than himself, but I thought it was done tastefully and think it served a purpose in illustrating one of his points about the culture. Read full review

Review: Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba (Adventure Press)

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This is Christopher Baker's memoir about the three month motorcycle trip he took all around Cuba in the mid nineties. I bought this book at a garage sale or a goodwill because I loved Baker's Moon ... 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.