Monday, May 2, 2016

Big step in tourism to Cuba

Big step in tourism to Cuba today as cruise ship arrives Havana. For future tourists and armchair travelers, check out recent travel book on Cuba in "The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond," (Globe Pequot Press), http://amzn.to/J3Z47T. Also an ebook and wherever books are sold.  Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com


Thursday, April 28, 2016

I travel the world: Miami

Check out my travel article in The Jerusalem Post on Miami, the magical city.
http://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Myriad-of-sites-reveal-themselves-in-magical-coastal-city-of-Miami-452138
I've traveled to 89 countries in the world and Miami is one of my favorites. For world-wide destinations, including Russia, check Klara's Journey, http://a mzn.to/13Sp769  "The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond, http://amzn.to/J3Z47T. Both ebooks.  Follow me on twitter @bengfrank.

Monday, April 25, 2016

First U.S. cruise to Cuba in 50 years.

The first US cruise to Cuba in 50 years is due to set sail from Miami on 1 May with up to 704 passengers on board. Cruise operator Carnival has been given permission by both governments to run ships between Florida and Cuba. For the latest travel book on Cuba and its Jewish community and sights, check out “The Scattered Tribe, Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond, “ (Globe Pequot Press) http://amzn.to/J3Z47T, .Available wherever books are sold. Also an ebook. Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com , facebook.com/bgeraldfrank

Thursday, April 21, 2016

25 years, diplomatic relations between Russia and Israel.

25 Years reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Israel.
Also discussed, Iran and Palestinians. For Russia background, read "Klara's Journey, (Marion Street Press) http://amzn.to/13Sp769 ebook, .Ebook. Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank, also , facebook.com/bgeraldfrank

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I'll be speaking at Broken Sound Hadassah in Boca Raton, FL

I’ll be giving a talk on “Russia and the Ukraine,” at 11 am Friday morning, April 15, at Broken Sound Hadassah,  Boca Raton, FL, Also discussing “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press) an historical novel and story of “betrayal, drama, and love. I will stress that the origins of the “new Cold War,” can be traced back to the Bolshevik Revolution and the brutal Civil War that followed. http://amzn.to/13Sp769. Available wherever books are sold. Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Starwood and hotels in Havana. Jewish Community in Cuba.

US hotel company Starwood has become the first American firm to agree a deal with the Cuban authorities since the revolution of 1959.Starwood will renovate and run three hotels in the Cuban capital, BBC reports the BBC. Chk out the latest travel book on the Jewish Community in Havana. "The Scattered Tribe," traveling the diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond, (Globe Pequot Press) http://amzn.to/J3Z47T, ebook Follow me on twitter @bengfrank

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My travel article in the Jerusalem Post, on St. Petersburg, Russia.

Check out my travel article in The Jerusalem Post, on St. Petersburg, Russia. http://www.jpost.com/International/St-Petersburg-Russia-city-on-the-Neva-447706. Nearly 100 years ago, the Russian Revolution and the Civil War that followed began in this city. If you're into history as well as a story of "betrayal, high drama, love," read "Klara's Journey," (Marion Street Press), http://amzn.to/13Sp769, wherever books are sold, also, an ebook. Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com