Our morning began with a stop at the US Interest Section. It operates under the Swiss Embassy, with the purpose of protecting US citizens while they are in Cuba. They also issue visas (both immigration and visitor). The line for visa appointments was very long this morning.


Cuban Red Cross

We had a nice visit with our Cuban friends again, this time meeting at the Cuban Council of Churches. We learned what the council does for the churches and how the churches work together providing social programs for Cubans. There was enough time for a quick walk down to the “beach” before our appointment with the Cuban Red Cross. This was the first time we ever had a visit with them and the group found it very informational.

Cuban Red Cross Lecture & Exchange


It was an early day back to the hotel, giving us time to pack up. We are leaving tomorrow for Ciego de Avila. The bus ride will give us a little break from the constant on-the-go activities we’ve been following since arriving in Havana. I’m looking forward to gazing out the window taking in the scenery of the mountains and countryside.

Buenas noches from Havana.