I read anything Cuba related that Christopher Baker writes.
I have read several previous versions of Moon’s Cuba handbook and Christopher’s Havana specific Moon handbook
I’ve read his Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba and his coffee table book Cuba Classics about the classic American cars in Cuba.
So, whenever there is anything Cuba related written by him, I have to get the book and read. This year Moon publicist Jodee Krainik was kind enough to send me a promotional copy. She did not ask me to write an article about the new handbook but it is my pleasure to do so.
Moon Cuba Handbook 2010
This is a great update to the latest version since many things are happening in Cuba now.
Along with comprehensive information about everything on the island of Cuba there are also:
75 detailed and easy to read maps
A Spanish phrasebook with Cuban Spanish
US laws regarding travel to Cuba by Americans
Advice on getting to, from and around Cuba.
Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker highlights Cuba’s fun and creative travel suggestions, such as A Week in Havana, 10 Best Scenic Drives, and Cars, Cigars and Cabarets. With in-depth information on Havana and complete coverage of the island—tip to tip—Moon Cuba gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
His many books include Moon Costa Rica and Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba, winner of both the 2002 Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book and the North American Travel Journalist Association’s Grand Prize. His other awards include the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year from the Society of American Travel Writers in 2008, and the Caribbean Tourism Organization in 2005.