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:
go back to Cuba