My blood, body and soul yearn to go to Cuba. I am a first-generation Cuban-American who has lived in Tampa all her life.
The closest to Cuba I have ever been was when I was on a cruise over waters where thousands of dead Cuban bodies were below me. The cruise ship was so close to Cuba that I could see the lights. I even saw the coast guard keeping a look out for anyone who tried to escape the country. It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever experienced – knowing it had to be that bad that people were willing to risk their lives to seek freedom away from home.
Both my parents were born in Cuba and left the country when they were young to escape the terrible conditions. Fidel Castro began his reign of power in the 60’s and turned it into something that was far worse than anybody ever expected. And because of him, the country became the worst it has ever been.
But, although the living conditions are very poor today, the country’s culture and lifestyle are still so rich. The music, the classic cars, the food, the dancing, the lifestyle – it’s all so colorful, and I cannot wait to delve into the culture that lives within me.
This summer, I plan to travel to the country my heart and soul belong to. My family and I plan on traveling to “El Campo”, the poorer, more rural parts of the country, as well as major cities, like Havana.
I am so excited for this summer, and I cannot wait to explore “Mi Tierra.”
If you want to learn a little bit more about traveling to Cuba, go to https://insightcuba.com/cuba-travel/about-cuba.
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