Cuba Testimonial - Tomas
It felt as if I had to see Cuba before its inevitable change into one of all the other tourist-minded countries. My expectations weren’t high and I hadn’t spoken to anyone that had visited Cuba recently. Still this journey became one of the most fascinating and unusual journeys I’ve made. The recollections are more vivid than from any other country I’ve been to and I’ve travelled a great deal in my life.
What makes it exciting is most of all that everything is so different. The people are fantastic, they compensate for their limited material standard with singing, dancing and music wherever you go. There is not much to buy in the shops, not for the tourists nor the Cubans, but you hardly think of that. Just walking around looking, making excursions and always hearing the music from somewhere is a lovely feeling!
I loved both Havana and Trinidad, they were the two best things with the journey. Havana is so worn down and charming – unlike any big city I’ve seen in the world. Trinidad was great as well. The family we stayed with had a neat house and a small garden. They spoke some English and were very interested in the way we lived in Sweden. The dinners with Hugo and Magda were the best we had on Cuba, especially the fish dishes.