Finally, my time in Cuba is over and I'm flying from Havana to Cancun today.
I'll be in Cancun just tonight and then catching another flight tomorrow morning to go to New York: many many thanks to Cubana. It cost me extra USD350 for this new flight!


Funnily enough, it'll be my very first time to visit New York, but I'm not so excited about it. I just need to go to New York and then quickly move on to Washington D.C. in order to fly to Dakar, Senegal which I'm more looking forward to than New York.


I had such a great time in Cuba and this country has become one of my top 5 favourite countries without a doubt.
The below is the summary of my time in this largest island in the Caribbean;

* Generally speaking, most Cuban people are very friendly, talkative and honest.
* Unlike many cities in Central and South America, I felt completely safe walking alone after dark in Havana, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba.
* Lots of Cuban people smoke cigarettes and cigars: young or old or male or female doesn't seem to matter here. (This might be the only thing that I dislike about Cuba as I'm a non-smoker.)
* Cuban coffee, especially an espresso, is superb and strong, probably one of the best and the cheapest I've ever had in my life; Cuban people put a lot of sugar when they have it.
* As supplies are extremely limited here, don't expect to see a variety of food in hotels, cafes and restaurants.
* No advertisements anywhere in Cuba except some propaganda-like public announcements, which in fact make Cuba look very Cuba to me.
* Using the Internet is actually possible at a few Internet cafes, but it is very slow.
* Salsa dance is in all Cuban people's blood: they are so good at it. I personally like Rumba more than Salsa, though.
* Try not to fly with Cubana: many delays (or cancellations) as well as bad safety records. If I ever go to Cuba from Mexico again, I will fly with AeroMexico. And I should also take my surfboards with me next time.


<<<<< Conclusion >>>>>
Rum, cigars and the iconic Che Guevara's face are everywhere in Cuba with lovely Cuban people passionately dancing Cuban salsa day and night. However, I often seriously wondered what the future of this country would be like as poverty was quite evident amongst many Cuban people.

How much longer will this country be able to sustain its dying communism without any interference from us? (I also mean "US" - the USA)

As the saying goes: 'Nothing ever stays the same.' Cuba will slowly and inevitably be changing many aspects in its politics, economy and social infrastructure from now on. Nevertheless, I'm strongly hoping that this rather unique Carribean culture will remain strong and more or less the same from now on.

Now, the biggest question is:

What will Cuba really need in order to sustain today's Cuba while many changes are continuously coming in?

I think I have an answer to this question:

Another Revolution !

Yes, another revolution that will be even more revolutionary than that of 1959!

The only problem is that I shouldn't be the one who is raising voice for Cuba. Cuban people have to be the ones who truly realize the importance of what's urgently needed for their own country before the iconic Che Guevara's face is replaced by Coca-Cola, McDonalds and such....


North Americans don't understand...
that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
(By Fidel Castro)

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