Glimpses of Cuba

Last year, I decided to fly to Cuba by myself on a whim. 

As the booking confirmation appeared in my mailbox, there was no turning back. I felt both excited and scared, wondering if it was the right decision. 

While flying through crazy air turbulence, I started to wonder if I would ever survive this journey. But the moment I landed, I knew this solo trip was meant to happen. 

I had no proper plans, my backpack and cameras being my only companions, and just went with the flow between Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Playa Girón. 

Cuba blew my mind. 

It’s a unique and vibrant place as if time stood still. I was dazzled by its colors, loud vintage cars, eclectic architecture, contrasts and incredible scenes of daily life. It taught me a lot about myself and the importance of living in the moment.

During my trip, I have also witnessed the precarious situation of the Cuban people, who have to cope with rationing and have to queue for basic goods such as bread, egg, milk… It was a great reminder of what truly matters in life and to be grateful for everything we have back in Europe (especially right now in times of Corona).

In this video, I’ve tried to convey my vision of Cuba, its surprising multi-faceted beauty, scarcely impacted by our modern western societies. It has a really special place in my heart and I will definitely go back to better understand its inner magic and soul. 

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