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My friend Brittany: “I think I want to go to Cuba around my birthday, would you guys be down to go?”

My four other friends and myself: “Duh”

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I’ve never been gladder that one of my best friends, Brittany, was born. I’ve also never been more grateful to President Obama for lifting the travel ban to Cuba and starting the first steps of repairing the relationship between Cuba and the United States. Our trip was nothing short of magical. Experiencing the beauty, pride, and hospitality of Cuba was a treasured moment for us.

Aside from historical and mesmerizing views, great food, exciting music and the company of each other, our group enjoyed the Cuban people the most. The insights on how history has played a role in their country’s ostracism, the excitement for the flooding of American tourism to come and how to cherish the simple things in life was the true takeaway from our journey. I’m personally so thankful for the many in-depth conversations I’ve had while there that have given me insight to a different culture but as well as to how politics and history can shape our destiny.

To my #CUBAES: Brittany, Aisha, Ashley, Candace, and Nneka, I’ll always love sharing this experience with you!

Here’s a fun recap video:

For those wondering our itinerary and tips on how to travel to Cuba, check out Aisha’s post here from Aishabeau.com

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-CJ

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10 thoughts on “A Cuban Escape (Video)

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  1. Stacie 3 months ago

    Cuba looks like a fun place to visit. Sounds like you all had a great time!

  2. Jay Colby 3 months ago

    I’ve always wanted to visit Cuba. Seems like a great place to visit.

  3. Felecia Monique 3 months ago

    This was absolutely amazing. This is definitely added to my 30 before 30. Dope post and trip, keep it up!

  4. Mimi Green 3 months ago

    Just gorgeous. I need to experience Cuba before it gets Americanized due to tourism.

  5. Ra'Nesha 3 months ago

    Cuba looks like it’s a lot of fun unfortunately it’s not on my list of places to visit soon.

  6. Tiffany Haywood 3 months ago

    What a beautiful country!! I definitely hope to add Cuba to my destination list. I want so to travel the world and places like this inspire me to make it happen sooner rather than later.

  7. Marsha 3 months ago

    Wha an awesome trip! I’ve been saying that I want to go there now. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the people too. I understand that you still have to have a specific reason for going though. Is that true?

  8. Kenya 3 months ago

    I would love to go to Cuba! Looks like you guys had an amazing time!

  9. Holly 3 months ago

    Seems like Cuba is really the hot spot. Especially right now. Every time I turn around someone I know is visiting or just came back. I hope to get there soon. I would love to see this country up close and personal.

  10. Ashlee Adams 3 months ago

    This looks amazing and the pictures are awesome. I never thought to go to Cuba but I’m sure there is so much history to appreciate there.