Connie and Gary Hoffman spent a self-guided month traveling all over Cuba last January; covering a great portion of the island from East to West, from South to North by bicycle and private car. 9 different families hosted them in their “Casa Particulares”, the Cuban version of bed and breakfasts. Much of their visit was taken up with medical consulting at hospitals and clinics, helping locals to start new businesses from a bicycle repair/rental shop to a fly-trap production company to starting 5 different farms for workers in the countryside. They visited schools, shops, museums and even a vetinarian clinic. Immersing themselves in Cuban art, music and dance were also high on our list of must-do’s. The over 1,000 photos they took were pared down to the best 200, most representative of what they experienced and learned. They will be presenting their photos along with a far-ranging discussion of the trip.