There are some things you shouldn’t bring
I’ve never encountered a country so paranoid in its hate dislike for Cuba as the US. Blame it on the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Cold War, the Bay of Pigs, Castro or even the Elian Gonzales affair but man, are Cuban products banned from entering US soil.
Here are the delicious items I would’ve loved to bring from Cuba to the US:
Oooh, I love me some cigars. I never smoke but putting my lips into one of these babies was delight. I love the earthy flavor Cuban cigars have compared to the rustic acrid taste of cigarettes. At $6 for a good cigar, Cuba has introduced me to a new vice.
Havana Club Rum
I didn’t realize I love my rum till I went to Cuba. My favorite drinks were mojitos, cuba libre and daiquiris – not knowing that the base alcohol was rum. I was addicted to these (at $2 a glass, who wouldn’t?). I shall miss my cheap and delicious cocktails. Too bad these aren’t sold in the US (thanks, Bacardi). My friends and I weren’t rum lovers till we tasted Havana Club now there’s no turning back. Best rum we’ve ever had at $3 a bottle (good + cheap = love it!)
Yes, the US love a good Communist. Especially one who harasses them at every turn in the old UN conventions