Cuba, the short version
Trip Start Mar 14, 2012
1Trip End Apr 11, 2012
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Cuba… visit it before it goes away! It´s a very special place where it seems like time stood still and I guess it actually has! the American cars are one of the most characteristic features of the "time stood still in Cuba" but there are also almost nothing new produced when it comes to buildings all of Cuba seems "vintage" the happy and very friendly people are a joy to meet! There are some difficulties in languish if you don't speak Spanish but if you try, they´ll try… you´ll be all right! I´ve visited La Havana, Sien Fuegos, Trinidad, St Clara and Peninsula de la Zapata, all places worth going to, even though my best experience was Trinidad. To me Cuba is, Musica, Salsa Ron and Cuban cigars and they are everywhere, everyone´s playing and dancing…. So there is night life, beaches and nature…pretty easy to get around and safe so go there…
And a good thing to remember... bring toilet paper! I´m not kidding! there is a severe shortidge in toilet paper... so bring some where ever you go.
Since being a photographer I´m bringing my camera everywhere, and in Cuba I feel safe doing that, and it seems like most people like to have their picture taken, everyone will give you a smile. My favorite object on this trip was off course portraits of the characteristic old men with their almost carved features and a lot of times smoking the Cuban cigar. Cuba also has a beautiful country side and wildlife, which are well represented in different tours, you can see the fascinating walk of the thousands of crabs coming up from the sea to mate and lay their eggs in the forest, bat caves, beautiful birds and if you can´t find a wild one visit the crocodile farm. There´s good diving as well but shouldn´t be done at the crocodile farm though….
And I think everyone should join a salsa class at the local salsa school, even if I don't dance, I tried, realized I couldn´t and for the rest of the night took some good picture and had great fun.