We went to Havana, Cuba in 2017. It was everything I had ever imagined. We spent a week in Havana and caught the window opened by Obama.. so the place was very welcoming of tourists. This felt good and bad. Trump slammed the door shut and now Covid has locked the door for a while.
It’s hard to describe Havana in few words. From the moment you set foot in the airport you feel time stands still in this place, that you have somehow traveled through a time capsule and landed in a beautiful yet chaotic and extremely poor city. From all the places I’ve been around the world, Cuba has to be one of the most interesting. After our first day, I decided to stop trying to make sense of how things work and just appreciate the beauty and magic around us.
I believe the most important thing that Cuba taught me is that we can be happy and kind even with much less than we already have.
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