New members of the Cuba forum, introduce yourselves here - 2020

Hi all,

Newbie on the Cuba forum? Don't know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country, or to tell us more on your expat projects in Cuba if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

Hello, Hola

Claude-Michel Prevost.

60 years old Haitian Canadian Black male.

I've lived in Haiti, Zaire, Belgium, Liberia and Canada (Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver and the Kootenays).

I've also visited Papeete, Hawaii, New York and Las Vegas.

I speak French, Quebecois, Canadian English and I'm learning Cuban Spanish.

I have been self employed for more than 20 years as a B2C Marketing / Internet Marketing Consultant and project manager, across time zones, cultures, technologies and languages.

My key interests are urban farming and food production: I have grown komuchas, kefir grains, oyster mushrooms from used coffee grounds, tilapia based aquaponics, beehives and rain water barrel gardens.

I have 14 short SF stories published, 5 of them nominated, 2 of them with Canadian SF short story awards.

I've collaborated with the Haitian Associations in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary Reggae Fest, Calgary Afrika Days, Les Petits Freres des Pauvres etc.

I am still part of the Re Evaluation Counselling  and the Men's Division Int'l community

I've also been a professional tarot reader for more than 20 years, at public events (Calgary Stampede, Women Show, Taboo Show Kaslo Music Fest etc.), psychic lines and face to face.

I plan to move to Cuba and hopefully happily retire there.

I am looking for part time work in the farming industry or the funeral services industry where I can focus my empathy, listening skills, marketing experience and discipline.

Any pointers towards work, housing, communities, friendship, will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading so far.

Claude-Michel Prevost

Hi, I’m an eye doctor from Sweden looking for advice on medical education in Cuba. I would like to spend a few months in Havana for a hospital attachment (I’m already a specialist but I’m curious about the Cuban health system). At the same time I would like to use the opportunity to learn Spanish and improve on my salsa dancing. I have been to Cuba twice and love the county and the people. I have been told going directly to the hospitals is not a good idea because of how the government system works. I wonder if anyone knows how to get a foot in through the door, I would be grateful. Thanks in advance

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