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Armchair Tour of Cuba-Photos From My Recent Trip to Cuba

Old 12-07-2014, 12:59 PM
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Default Armchair Tour of Cuba-Photos From My Recent Trip to Cuba

Several of you asked me to share some of the photos I took on my trip to Cuba a few months ago, so here they are. It was like taking a time capsule back in time to pre-1950 in many ways. The people were fabulous and they loved to talk to Americans, they spoke a little English and I speak some Spanish. But life is hard there, the average Cuban makes less than $20 per MONTH, although their housing, education and medical care are provided by the government, along with a food ration book for about 1/2 of their food allotment. I gave the equivalent of $1 (more than a day's pay) to each person I photographed along with a small gift/candy/toy and I had LOTS of subjects!!
Due to the 50+ year old US/Cuban Embargo, it is still illegal for US citizens to travel to Cuba unless they are on one of the US State Department approved 'people to people' cultural trips which I was on. I loved it so much I am going back again in January, 2015.
Hope you enjoy a little taste of Cuba from these photos!!
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:04 PM
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And here is one more batch!
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Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!
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WOW!!!! again, looks like a Nat Geo photo spread. My son would kill for one of those hats. so amazing, Love the bright colors of the stilt walkers. Love the old car. reminds me of the one in your avatar. Thanks for a peek into another culture that's been kept from us for so many years. Thanks for the mini tour. Your photos are always welcome, thank you again.
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Lovely sharp photos!! I'm glad you could visit there.
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Thank you Jeanne. Your photos of the culture are amazing.
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You are right about Cuba looking like the 50's. We had a neighbor that went to Cuba for vacation back in the 50's, and your pictures me reminded me of the ones they took. The people do look like they are having a good time visiting with you. Thank you for sharing.
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You take amazing photographs. Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you for posting your beautiful photos of Cuba. It looks like a very interesting place to visit and I'm glad you were able to go.
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures of Cuba. Time has stopped for them but just love the out dated pictures.
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