Just got back from a week at Gitmo where I travelled with the band Bridge of Sighs documenting their performances on the military base. In his free time, band leader Tom Neely gave us a fantastic tour of the island and a glimpse into life on the base.
Some Gitmo fun facts: a $10,000 fine is issued to anyone who makes the mistake of killing an iguana. Iguanas run rampant on the base and are protected by the military. They also like to take their time crossing the streets.
Guantanamo is a great place to be if you like water sports. I was able to go snorkeling and night fishing on the trip. I also went go cart racing, hit at the batting cages and observed soldiers spend their leisure time playing kickball, softball, volleyball, flag football, weightlifting and swimming.
Getting to the base from Los Angeles is a commitment. It involves three flights, two bus rides and a ferry.
If I have an opportunity to go back, I'll definitely take it.