Julia StilesActress Julia Stiles was almost stuck in Cuba last December while providing humanitarian aid, she writes in the Wall Street Journal.

"With three days left to go in my trip, I was walking around Havana flat broke," she writes. "Cuba is not a place where one can access American banks or use credit cards, so if you run out of cash you cannot get anything. You can't even get off the island."

Stiles was in the midst of figuring out how to get money when she received news of her Golden Globe nomination for her guest role on 'Dexter,' and couldn't even enjoy it.

"[I was] thrilled to have received such a professional honor, yet still unable to barter it for cab fare," she writes.