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    A Canadian in Cuba

    This isn’t another Canadian in Cuba soap opera, this is an all out love affair. I remember sitting in a chair at a travel agency, squirming in my seat uncontrollably as my travel partner was busy flipping through a glossy brochure on Mexico. Ugh. Mexico. Been there. Done that. I don’t know what compelled me, but I looked up at a map on the wall, pointed my finger and declared, “we’re going to Cuba!” Admittedly, I knew very little about Cuba, other than what was taught to me in a high school social studies class. A fiercely communist regime, with Fidel Castro at the helm. I knew a little bit…

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    A Portrait of Cuba

    I try my very best to travel with an open mind. And I’ve been led astray by enough guide books to know that they’re just that, a general guide, written by an individual, or group of individuals. And while it’s their job to travel with an open mind also, when it comes time to put pen to paper, they often miss the mark completely. Travel is so subjective, and I have to remind myself of that when people tell me that they don’t like a certain destination that I’ve been to. Not everyone is going to love a place, a piece of geography, a culture. But whenever someone mentions the…