My favorite restauranta – Gringo Viejo Calle 21 No. 454 e/ E yF Vedado C. Habana, Cuba – Tel: 831-1946. This experience was like stepping through a portal in time……And the food – an epicurean’s delight.
Travel to Cuba as most of you know has been taboo for most US citizens. So in reality, the decision to go would be an act of civil disobedience.
It was back in 2011 when I presented the question to then Palo Alto Mayor Pat Bert on extending a hand in friendship to Cuba and perhaps becoming the second US city too become a sister city with Habana. Mobile Alabama being the first. He said no, it would become to controversial.
Tourism is a billion dollar industry and a missed friendship opportunity for Palo Alto. Think about it. Were friends with China, Vietnam and countries of the former Soviet Union.
At some point in time, the political biases of narrowed thinking politicians will hopefully change. That moment may have finally arrived…..