I'm still shaking the travel dust off so please don't expect much from this post.
Cuba was interesting, if appalling. I'll write more about why in the coming days, but for now suffice it to say that there is very little in what could be a land of plenty.
The people are demonstrative, loving, and expressive. Music is everywhere.
Food is rationed and it is common for stores and travel stops to be out of the thing you want.
Rum, however, is everywhere. So are cigars.
This will have to do for now. The last thing I'll say right now is the photo in the header is an agave or century plant in bloom that we saw at a lookout. It takes a long time for it to bloom and then it dies, thus it's a once in a lifetime event.
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