cuba

our 5 week adventure is nearly spent.. & it’s been completely amazing.. mine eyeballs have feasted on some spectacular places & we’ve met some incredibly incredible people.. i’ve been talking with a lot of people across 3 different countries over the last few weeks, & they are asking… “what’s been your highlight?”

Havana Cuba.. It’s one of the most amazing places i have experienced.. Havana is old, it’s crumbling, it’s dusty, it’s dirty, it’s smelly, it’s brutal, hot, scary, guarded, noisy, dark, crowded, & cramped..  AND (not but)..   it’s warm, it’s welcoming, it’s humble, it’s rebuilding, it’s colourful, friendly, loud, tense, crazy, funny, relaxed, musical, beautiful, embracing, & engaging… it’s utterly captivating.

i witnessed some pretty amazing human interactions here & this Cuban experience has affected me deeply..  such an amazingly strong sense of community & support for their fellow citizens, yet contrasted with what i see (on a local community level), as a somewhat fierce, raw, & very direct ‘street’ based justice.. so so interesting to me coming from a society of first world problems like “when the hell are they going to make a 3D TV that doesn’t need me to wear 3D glasses already!”

 

the following agenda items have recently been bumped wayyyyy up my high priority ‘to do’ list:

 learn spanish

 go back to Cuba

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..::toddd xoxo

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19 May 2012 - 8:33 am

Hannah Millerick - Lourvley Cuba:-I want to go even more now!

16 May 2012 - 7:45 pm

Jason start - F-ing sic dude.

11 May 2012 - 10:10 pm

Molly - These are brilliant, what an amazing experience for you!

28 February 2012 - 7:13 pm

jazzy - <3 all of these photos!!!

28 February 2012 - 11:35 am

kt - amazing colours… geez these would make a fantastic collage in your home of your travel memories :)

27 February 2012 - 9:57 pm

Sidd Rishi - Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing :)

25 February 2012 - 5:28 am

Lyndzee Ellsworth - I’m with Rog. I’ll go topless for a day as well. We’ll do it together. In your honor.

Amazing you guys.

24 February 2012 - 11:46 pm

Shane Shepherd - These here shots are off the charts. The cars there are so old! spin out! They look like they should be in museum’s, and the architecture is a photographers dream. Glad you guys have had a good time ;-)

24 February 2012 - 7:33 pm

Jeremy Beasley - Y’all gots some skills! Perhaps y’all need a name change from ‘team mcgaw” to “team amazeballsphototakingwizards”

24 February 2012 - 5:33 pm

Caroline Anne - Super amazing. Y’ALL are so awesome.

24 February 2012 - 3:53 pm

Nick Evans - V Nice… You got the eye to make great pictures!

24 February 2012 - 2:19 pm

Deb - I badly wanted to go to WHATIF and Cuba – now Im kicking myself. Thanks for sharing this amazing place and glad you came away with more than just great pics.

24 February 2012 - 2:11 pm

Kirsty Aksentiew - beautifully captured, makes me want to jump on plane and get my Cuba on :)

24 February 2012 - 1:40 pm

Sally Ogilvie - Great images Todd – and don’t forget to take us with you next time!!!

24 February 2012 - 1:40 pm

john benavente - muy bien señor, puedo enseñarte español todde huntero mcgawrito

24 February 2012 - 12:59 pm

Christine - oh my eyeballs!!!! what a treat, my talented friend. you’re such a gifted storyteller with your words + images… i LOVE these so very much. should you chose to send along a print for our baby’s nursery, i shall hang it with PRIDE!!! :) loves you!!! :)

24 February 2012 - 12:56 pm

It’s me Dan - Loooooooooooooooooove you guys….. almost as much as I love this pictures! freeking amazing work.

24 February 2012 - 12:49 pm

Mem - Yep, well done on convincing me, too. Wasn’t on my list before. Is now. (Also – I LOVE TRAVEL CATS.) xx

24 February 2012 - 12:39 pm

Chris Prestidge - well captured guys, epic trip, amazing images – beautiful people with hearts of gold!

24 February 2012 - 12:24 pm

Jakob - Okay, I’m convinced. Have to visit Havana. Awesome photos, my friend.

24 February 2012 - 12:16 pm

em - love love love you long time mr and mrs mcgaw! these photos are amazingly fabulous with inspiring reflections too .. can’t wait to hear all about it, and see more photos! :)

24 February 2012 - 11:43 am

Alex Kennison - Awesome shots dude. Very jealous. :)

24 February 2012 - 11:02 am

Lucent Imagery - I’ve been hanging for these cuba photos. Awesome. So many colours and textures. Was that cat blind? Have a safe trip back to Australia-land.

24 February 2012 - 9:10 am

Andrew Cahill - awww man makes me wanna go even more lol.

24 February 2012 - 8:38 am

Tenielle - What a beautiful place, what a beautiful people. So amazing to experience a part of the world that stops you in your tracks, that kind of travel reaches far beyond a few days. Can’t wait to hear about it in person guys! Enjoy the rest of your well deserved adventure xo

24 February 2012 - 8:26 am

Tim Harris - Fantastic captures guys.

24 February 2012 - 8:23 am

David - Todd! These are incredible. The light. The mood. The stories. Absolutely amazing work!

24 February 2012 - 8:20 am

jeff marsh - bangarang. rufio. i want a print of all of these in my office.

24 February 2012 - 8:13 am

Rog - This makes we want to go topless for the rest of the day in your honor. 9th one down is my fav. Lady in a hallway.