7 interesting facts about Cuba and Cuban-American relations

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Unites States Secretary of State John Kerry is leaving today for his historic trip to Cuba. His trip will open up a lot of questions about the Caribbean country and its relationship with America. After all, there's a lot to be learned about Cuba and Cuban-American relations.

See the list below for 7 interesting facts about America's relationship with Cuba.

1. During his first term as president, Obama permitted U.S. telecommunications companies to provide more cellular and satellite service in Cuba.

2. Americans are actually allowed to visit Cuba. In fact, since eased travel restrictions were implemented last year, Americans have been itching to visit the Caribbean country.

3. When in Cuba, American visitors are allowed to purchase $400 of general goods and up to $100 of alcohol and tobacco products, including cigars.

4. John Kerry will be the first Unites States Secretary of State to visit Cuba in 60 years.

5. The size of the Caribbean country is actually only slightly smaller than the state of Pennsylvania.

6. Internet access is extremely limited on the island, making it nearly impossible to plan a trip there and make reservations for hotels, restaurants and tours.

7. Even though the United States pays Cuba approximately $4,085 per year to lease the 45 square mile-long piece of land that the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station occupies. Interestingly enough, Cuba has not accepted that payment since 1959.

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7 interesting facts about Cuba and Cuban-American relations
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 12: A family shares the back seat of a group taxi August 12, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A U.S., and a Cuban national flag, hang from a balcony to mark the restored full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Unites States, in Old Havana, Monday, July 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 12: A young couple kiss on top of the fortifications of El Castillo del Morro, an old Spanish fort that stands at the mouth of the Port of Havana, August 12, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
In this May 21, 2015, file photo, people sit on deck chairs on an artificial beach as a bride and groom ride a classic American convertible car on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, Thursday. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 12: Cubans pose for photographs on top of the fortifications of El Castillo del Morro, an old Spanish fort at the mouth of the Port of Havana as the sun sets August 12, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The entrance to the studio and art gallery of Cuban artist Leo D´Lazaro, named "The Eye of the Hurricane," stands open in Old Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 13: A man roasts coffee beans at Cafe El Escorial at the Plaza Vieja in the old part of the city August 13, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, young men play basketball in a make-shift court, with two other players, as a woman watches from her doorstep in Old Havana, Cuba.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 13: A Cuban woman wears American-flag themed tights in the old part of the city August 13, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
HAVANA - JUNE 11: Taxi drivers with their restored antique cars wait for tourists in front of the Capitol building in Havana, June 11, 2015. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
In this Monday, July 20, 2015 photo, Javier Yanez looks out from his balcony where he hung a U.S., and a Cuban national flag, to celebrate the restored full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Unites States, in Old Havana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Javier Yanez celebrates as he watches the televised opening ceremony of the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C, at his home in Old Havana, Cuba, Monday, July 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
People wait for the start of a swimming competition in Havana Bay during a small fair in the Casablanca neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A Cuban and U.S. flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga where a U.S. Congressional delegation is staying in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
In this Jan. 17, 2015, photo, Yurien Rojas, who sells custard filled pastries known as Señoritas, waits for customers on a street in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
A house in need of repair is seen on the Malecon in Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Many buildings are terribly rundown. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows Havana from the capitol dome in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, a woman leads a girl by the hand to the Malecon as the sun sets in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Major League Baseball cards from 1956, Cuban postage stamps of revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara and Cuban currency are displayed for sale by a peddler in Old Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 12: Adrian Serrano gets a little help from a niece while preparing a caldosa, a communal stew, over an open fire on the street in honor of former President Fidel Castro's birthday August 12, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Kids watch a swimming competition in Havana Bay during a small fair in the Casablanca neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
In this Sunday, May 24, 2015 photo, a group of American tourists on a guided tour listen to a information on the Cathedral, in Old Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
In this May 24, 2015 photo, a vegetable vendor cycles through Cathedral Square in Old Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
This May 13, 2015 photo shows a shell of a building with the sky visible in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, people drive classic American car in Old Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
A man waves the US and Cuban flags as he walks in front of the new Cuban Embassy shortly before it's official ceremonial opening July 20, 2015, in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Traffic moves beside a building in need of repair, on the Malecon in Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
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