Driving Through Cuba

by Carlo Gébler. Simson & Schuster, $19.95. The au thor took his pregnant wife and young daughter on a three-month trip to Cuba, a place of which he had read much and knew, on a practical level, nothing at all. He presumably hoped to find material for a good travelogue and certainly hoped to acquire, or at least to locate and admire, a ‘57 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. Both these ambitions were thwarted. Bugs, heat, inadequate maps, bad food, wretched accommodations, and the author’s slapdash planning make his account a monotony of disasters. Whatever he may be elsewhere, Mr. Gébler is a poor traveling companion in Cuba.