Cuba on My Mind

Summer possibilities tickle senses, with spring poised to concede defeat I have Cuba on my mind.

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I’ve been feeling rather grumpy lately, and just figured out why; I have Cuba on my mind. Not the “all-inclusive” this beach could be anywhere in the world Cuba – I need the living, heart pounding, take your breath away Cuba. The Cuba that prompted my son to ask how people with so little could be filled with such joy.

Havana is like no other place I’ve travelled. Evidence of the revolution; images of Lenin and Che Guevara , bullet scars, socialist slogans, and meandering lines of residents waiting patiently outside government stores for state supplied rations of rice, beans, and rum – are nothing more than a small chapter in Cuban history. A 16th century Spanish fort stands guard over Havana’s harbour; the shells of giant sea turtles float in the murky waters surrounding it, centuries old refuse alluding to lavish meals of Spanish rule. Taxi stands filled with…

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One thought on “Cuba on My Mind

  1. Cuba has always fascinated me, and I felt sad that I might never get to see such a beautiful country. I’m happy that I might be able to travel there sometime, now that the ridiculous, unnecessary embargo is going away.
    I don’t want to see the touristy places…I want to see the people and the vehicles.
    🙂

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