10 First Impressions, 8 Travel Tips from 7 hours in Santiago de Cuba

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Let’s play word association. Ready, “Cuba
Ok, what came to mind? Now how about if I said “Santiago de Cuba?”  Wait, where?  
I suspect many of you thought of rum, cigars, coffee, classic cars and Castro when playing word association. But when I said Santiago de Cuba? Do you even know the name of a destination in Cuba outside of Havana? (Although for those read my Santiago Sunset Sunday you did have an advantage there) But the point is what do we really know? As the US tourism gate opens slowly many of us have a chance of discovery before the media and masses tell the story we may receive....