I just returned from Cuba - an island that intrigues me and one to which I'm certain I will go back. I traveled with my bestest friend, with whom I've been buds since childhood, and I had a most excellent holiday!
|BFF's in Cuba - too fun!!|
The day we went into Havana was my favorite; the city is home to over 2.2 million people and you'd swear that time literally stopped in about 1960. Most buildings are in need of repairs or at least a fresh coat of paint, and about 90% of the vehicles are circa 1950's. But almost everybody you meet is friendly, and laughter and music are everywhere! The history is incredible, and I came away with a huge respect for living the simple life and appreciating every single moment for what it is, rather than being so concerned with what I have (or don't have). Humbling.
|Old Town Havana|
|The Capitol Building|
|Old Town Havana|
|Bruce, Kathy, Deb, Herb, Cher, Jynelle, Randy, Wendy|
|View from the top of the Jose Marti monument.|
|Museum inside the monument.|
|La Catedral de La Habana - largest cathedral in Havana.|
|View across the bay from the Fortress.|
|Street performer - super cool!|
|Cervesas at the end of the day!|
|The white van was our sweet ride from Varadero to Havana.|
I'm convinced it used to be an ambulance.
I loved everything about my trip to Cuba - seeing a new country, experiencing a different culture, relaxing on stellar beaches, drinking lots of rum, catching up and hanging out with a great friend, and of course meeting new friends. We did a ton of stuff during our stay, and even though it's hard to come back to reality, I know I'm super fortunate to have such an awesome life and to have the opportunity to explore the planet at will. La vida buena!