Cuba On My Mind | Street Adventures On An island

 

Welcome to one of my favourite places in the world…Cuba.  It is a vibrant, colourful country that feels like a bustling, chaotic movie set.  These were taken on my second trip there last year.  In the wake of  the revolutionary dictator, Fidel Castro’s death on the 25th November, the Island is going through mixed emotions and divided views.  Some view him as a hero, while others as a brutal dictator.  There is elation mixed with sadness, as the country experiences the death of a system.  But the Cubans are hopeful.  During my time there I interviewed a few locals, most them optimistic about the future. These photos were taken pre-dominantly in Verdado and Old Havana. I spent a couple of weeks walking up and down streets documenting day to day life.

Being there on my own had it’s challenges.  But life is about growth and change, and I reminded myself daily to stay completely present and savour every moment…to dive right in and become part of the energy and culture.  It was a very significant time in my life, as it was there that I fully realised that there are absolutely no limits.

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