Two touring Individuals in seek for a mojito in Cuba discover a lot greater than what they had been in search of

RICHMOND, Calif., Nov. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Readers are invited to follow two American women on an adventure of fun and mishap in Yolanda Lopez’s memoir, “Fuimos A Cuba” (published by Balboa Press).

“I wanted to share a side of Cuba that wasn’t often written about,” explains the author. “This trip was made at a time when travel bans made visiting US citizens illegal.”

As two unsuspecting travelers who really didn’t know what they were up to at the time, Lopez and her friend Emma left San Francisco unprepared for the trip ahead. What started as a trip to Cuba in search of a mojito ended with a series of antics that ran across the island with an intrepid Spaniard they meet along the way. After being imprisoned by the Cuban government, they survive deadly jellyfish, a car accident, smoking a Cuban cigar, and many other wild escapades. Their journey leads them to discover the real Cuba as a remarkably beautiful island with its beaches, coastal towns, music and people.

When asked what the readers should take away from their memories, Lopez says: “Every trip requires a willingness to experience new things, to get to know other cultures, their values ​​and their food. Traveling can be scary too, but if you can manage to keep your perspective and sense of humor you are better off doing it and can have the adventure of a lifetime. “

The book can be purchased at

“We went to Cuba”

By Yolanda Lopez

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781982255886

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781982255862

E-book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781982255879

Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author

An avid reader from a young age, Yolanda Lopez grew up in Southern California. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a doctorate in law from the University of California at Davis. A long-time resident of the Bay Area, she is now retired. Lopez wanted to travel from a young age, but didn’t begin her travel adventures until middle age. She has traveled extensively since then and has made regular trips to Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Lopez’s passion for reading and writing continues. She is working on her memoir.

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