|Welcome to Cuba! a local vendor cheerfully poses|
“What I know deep in my bones is that when you have done the same thing for 50 years and nothing has changed, you should try something different if you want a different outcome,” Obama said during a televised news conference. “And this gives us an opportunity for a different outcome.”
|The Cuban Capitol|
With this announcement from President Obama in December 2014, the tides of change for Americans to court friendship with an exiled neighbor after 50 years of defiant discord sent waves of excitement, anticipation, suspicion and mystery to curious travel seekers within the US and its outlying hemispheres.