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Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series- CUBA by Mr. Vincent WONG




Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series

Traveling to world’s ancient countries through talks and rich collections of pictures

 

CUBAby Mr. Vincent WONG

Cuba is a small country with a very dynamic history that affected the World. Columbus landed on the Island in 1492, thinking that it was Indian, thus calling the natives Indians. The name stuck. Thereafter, Cuba became the base for the Spanish conquistadores to invade the Americas, causing the demise of the Mesoamerican Civilizations. The introduction of slaves from Africa and later China to work in the sugar and tobacco plantations by the Spanish colonizers was a very sad story which only ended in 1882. Then the United States occupied the country after winning the Spanish-American War of 1898, and they were just as scrupulous in exploiting the Island's resources and controlled the country's economy even after Cuba gained independence in 1902. Cuba's dictator Batista was overthrown by Fidel Castro's Revolution in 1959. The new Government was in serious conflict with the US and reached its climax in 1962 in the Cuban Missile Crisis that almost triggered a nuclear war between USA and Russia, which could wipe out the whole world. To visitors, Cuba is a very beautiful country with warm and friendly people and a melting-pot culture, not to mention its ubiquitous cigar and rum, which are famous around the world.

 

Testimonials from participants of previous travel talks and study tours led by Vincent:

“I have learnt a lot on this subject!”

“Very comprehensive indeed. Thanks!”

“Very useful guide for my future trip!”

”Now what I have seen makes much more sense. Thank you!”

 

About the Speaker

Mr. Vincent WONG

        Graduated from HKU in physical Geography 1971

        MD Jardine Transport Services Group 1971-2000

        MD Kerry Logistics Group 2000-2009

        Fellow Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics

        Fellow Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers

        Lecturing Logistics as Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK and Professor of Practice at PolyU.

        Visited over 100 countries including Antarctica, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iceland, Mexico, Galapagos, Mauritius, Easter Island, Chile, Ecuador, Canary Island, Azores Island plus many places in China such as Inner Mongolia and Qinghai. Acted as organiser and tour leader in many trips.

        Give talks regularly to members of the HK Geological Society and HK Mineralogy Society.

 

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