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My Cuban experience

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:342
  1. A A Palejwala, specialist registrar in gastroenterology
  1. Liverpool

    After passing the first part of the MRCP examination, I thought that I would treat myself to an exotic holiday. One of my friends, who is now a consultant psychiatrist, thought that Cuba would be a good place to go. Cuba is a great place to live provided that you have money and that you are not Cuban. For tourists there was always fresh meat and vegetables available. There was no food rationing and we did not have to wait in queues for things like bread. Petrol was expensive …

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