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Canadian born Captain Denis Dextraze started traveling internationally at age 18 when he hitchhiked around Europe during a summer break. After graduating from two U.S. universities, he specialized in international high-tech marketing which took him around the world. He retired early to enjoy sailing his 45 ft. ketch. Between his career and his port-o-calls on Aventura, he visited close to 100 countries.
He is currently completing the last chapters of a book called “Once upon a time in Cuba” which is about a two years time capsule of Cuban history, starting in May of 1998, when he was living on his sailboat in Marina Hemingway, near Havana. All events reported in his book really happened no matter how ludicrous, illogical or incredible they appear.
These were interesting times. The docks of the Marina were hosting an array of adventurers not representing any normal and organized society in the world. They ranged from millionaires, drug smugglers, Hells Angels members, pedophiles, smugglers, tough Vietnam vets, world class sailors, escaped refugees. For more info on the coming book, please, contact Captain Denis at: firstname.lastname@example.org.