Saturday, August 30, 2008

Absolutamente Cuba

The 2008 print edition of Cuba Absolutely is out. It's a striking magazine with beautiful photography and intriguing stories written by such veteran journalists as Christopher Baker, author of the Moon travel guide on Cuba and other books. I've known Chris for quite a few years and have always been impressed with his straight-forward style. He once traveled some 7,000 miles by motorcycle and wrote a book about it, Mi Moto Fidel. For the magazine, he had a fitting assignment: A story on the ultimate road trip in Cuba. 
As it happens, Chris will be speaking next week at Urban Think!, a bookstore in Orlando.
Other topics in Cuba Absolutely range from Havana's most artistic barber to rock climbing.
This magazine goes beyond the predictable. It's not just another fluffy travel magazine.
It's fat, too, running 248 pages and selling for $12.95 in the U.S. 
Editor Charlie Thompson writes on the magazine's web site:
Some thought we might struggle for content in our second edition. How many new pieces were there to write about a tropical island of 11 million people? A lot, it appears. Not only did our original draft stretch to over 300 pages, but new stories keep coming.

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