Russia

While Russia may not have been on the top of my list for travel destinations, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to visit the world’s largest country after spending two weeks in Scandinavia with my husband and friends, Mitch and Shannon. Although the process of obtaining the travel visa to enter Russia was time-consuming, and at times a bit frustrating, it was completely worth it.

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Evan Wei-Haas
Cuba

It began with a visit to a Cuban restaurant in Miami years ago when I experienced authentic Cuban cuisine and the warm, welcoming hospitality of the Cuban culture.   Such was the impact of that visit, I knew that I must go learn more about the food and people of Cuba.  So, I grabbed my go-with-the-flow fellow traveler (and good personal friend), Cindy, to experience our own Cuban adventure.

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Izza Wei-Haas
The Dominican Republic

I have a special appreciation for women who sew, since I operated a sewing business for sixteen years. I received the response very quickly saying they would appreciate my donation, and would like me to come to Dominican Republic to teach a group of women how to sew. My plan was to send a donation, but it had never it occurred to me that they would ask me to GO! When I told them I just teach cooking, they asked me to come teach both!

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Evan Wei-Haas