Havana/ Vinales Day 2: “Cubans are not welcome here”

Alright, back to where I left off...Angel. Diana and I awake the next morning to knocks on our door. It's Caitlin and Carolina...damn, we've overslept an hour. We frantically begin to pack our stuff as we are leaving Havana and heading to Viñales that day. As we pack, the girls tell us how Angel came … Continue reading Havana/ Vinales Day 2: “Cubans are not welcome here”

Havana, Day 1: Angel the “tour guide”, friend or foe?

We wake up bright and early and get ready for the day. Our homestay offered breakfast for 5 CUC so we took advantage of that. The breakfast is essentially the same everywhere. There's an abundance of papaya, watermelon, pineapple, and what looks to be dragon fruit. Then there's coffee (of course), eggs, ham, cheese, and … Continue reading Havana, Day 1: Angel the “tour guide”, friend or foe?

Cuba Arrival Day: One drink, two drinks, three drinks, more?

I'm back and I'm black. Seriously, I tan so easily, people confuse me for a different race. It's that Inca skin my grandma blessed me with. So! Before I start with my full day one in Cuba, let me cover the arrival day. As stated before, I scheduled my Uber ride in the wee hours … Continue reading Cuba Arrival Day: One drink, two drinks, three drinks, more?

Drunk girls in the bathroom…there’s a reason we miss them.

International Women's Day. Such an inspiring day for us girls. I've read about so many different rallies, protests, and marches today. I am in complete awe at how far we have come and how many more women are recognizing their own voices and standing up for what they believe in. You're probably wondering how my … Continue reading Drunk girls in the bathroom…there’s a reason we miss them.