Cuba Visit | Links to Parts 1-6

by Jim and Melanie

ComplicatedBetween 21-26 October 2015, we were in Cuba under the auspices of People-to-People. Local jazz stations KCCK and WVIK organized the trip with the assistance of a travel agency.

Much happened during those few days. Our impressions and photographs of the beautiful people and things we experienced are described in the six posts linked below.

One thing is certain, Cuba is complicated as reflected by this typical utility pole in a Havana neighborhood. We have tried to make the experience more meaningful by breaking up the posts into themes instead of a day-by-day sequence of events. We hope this is helpful.


Part 1 | Arrival

Part 2| Architecture

Part 3 | National Pride

Part 4 | Daily Life

Part 5 | Viñales Valley

Part 6 | Final Impressions



6 thoughts on “Cuba Visit | Links to Parts 1-6

  1. Jim Wheeler

    Cuba ought to be a research bonanza for sociologists, a societal microcosm isolated for a half century from the technologically complicated larger world. No social media, internet, nor even new cars. A central question, I guess, would be, are the Cuban people actually happier or better adjusted to life than the rest of us? A subset of that question would be the effects on knowledge and contentment of living under a dictatorship. I’m looking forward to your post on this.

    1. Jim in IA Post author

      It is a gold mine for sociologists. There are many misconceptions we all have about life there. Lots of cell phones in use, facebook, email, and newer cars along with the cool old ones. We traveled one day to the west end of the country on a multilane highway similar to our own. Lives are not easy. They must work hard to make a living. It is complicated.

      We’re working on posts.


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