What’s It Like Living in Cuba?

It all started with one chicken.living in cuba

I visited Havana and met many local people.  They taught me what it’s like living in Cuba.  Of course, I met people in the usual tourist spots.  But I also talked to many others: musicians, artists, museum guides, factory workers, and drivers.  I’m certainly not an expert.  Here’s what I learned.


What’s the Cuban Embargo Like on the People?

Do you remember when the U.S. started the Cuban embargo?  Castro took power in 1959, promised free elections, then changed his mind.  He also leaned toward the Soviet Union for aid.  As a result, the U.S. established a commercial and travel embargo—that has remained ever since.

My wife and I traveled to Havana in January.  We met dozens …