Earlier this year, I had the extreme pleasure of traveling to Cuba with one of my best friends. We visited Vinales, Trinidad, Cayo Guillermo, and Havana, spending a few days in each location. We had a wonderful time (I only managed to get diarrhea three times), and I'm signed up for Spanish classes so I can have more meaningful conversations with the locals when I return! :D
We arrived at the Havana International Airport on a typically hot January day, exhilirated that we'd made it but still nervous about being in Cuba (we would remain in amazement for the duration of the trip, which was about 12 days total).
After exchanging some cash for CUCs at the airport, we took a taxi--a classic red Americana car--to our first destination, Vinales. It was the most inland of the places we traveled to, which lent itself to beautiful landscapes but also intense humidity.
...to be continued