07 Feb “Different Cuba” with the Fuji X-T2 and the 23mmF2
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and one of the last countries where socialist regime rules the country. Is it the regime or the poverty sticking to the people, that makes Cubans so extraordinary? I have been thinking about it for some time. Whenever I looked Cubans in their eyes, I saw a sad lethargic face. When I looked in the face again, I saw a beaming person, who has never lost hope. Hope is the word which was inscribed on their foreheads.
Until the revolution, Cuba was a paradise for the mafia, everyone was trying to get as much for themselves as possible. Fidel wanted “something more” for Cuba, however, there was a little bit lack of reality in his utopian vision, therefore he tied Cuba in chains which have, in many cases, taken the people the rest of their dignity.
We headed off to the main island which is 1,200 km long and is 190 km wide in some parts. We travelled 3,000 km on this island. The surface is mainly lowland. There are highlands in the west, in the east and in the centre of the island. We were enjoying the view of the changing profile of the Cuban landscape while traveling. We did not come across the swampy areas on our journey. We saw small marshes, in which there were herons resting in the sun, on our way to the Ancón beach near the town of Trinidad. We have heard amazing stories about