Lynnae and I spent eight days touring a part of Cuba. The tour included walking through neighborhoods in Havana and Matanzas, visiting an arts school, caves, the oldest continually used baseball field in the world, an "eco-community" and a myriad of other venues. The tour was designed as a "cultural exchange" meaning the tour group got samples of Cuban life and culture and the Cubans got to see some American tourists equipped with the very latest walking gear.
Cuba is into its third generation of the Revolution. The Cubans are sweet people who have to navigate a complex system of an official and an unofficial economic and monetary system. While no one starves, education is good and health care is available to everyone, daily life in Cuba is not easy.
With a couple of exceptions, this gallery of 72 photo images is presented in chronological order of our tour.
Note: Since doing the tour, Fidel Castro has died. This may prompt a number of changes to Cuba in the next couple years. We may have had a very unique trip.
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© Ed Ruttledge Photographs