Cuba blog April 18, 2019

Submitted by eagle on Sun, 05/19/2019 - 16:17

Matanzas is another beautiful Cuban city. Mountains, buildings, sea, etc.

Having to go to the bathroom. After two nights camping. Booked another Airbnb for tonight. After the booking went through, the host canceled. I was getting ready to book a third Matanzas Airbnb. Asked the first night's host (when I didn't make it or find wifi) if I could stay tonight instead. Thankfully, she said yes!

Beautiful apartment. Cubans have style. I've seen tons of shirts for Paris, New York, Italian cities, etc. The comparison sort of makes sense in Havana. Big exciting city.

I asked to trade money via Airbnb for cash. Host said no. Still worrying about cash.

In Cuba, it often feels like it takes all day to do one simple thing, like go to the bathroom. A communist country, a Latin country, a tropical country… Cuba is a recipe for not getting things done.Cuba feels like a giant tropical island, which it is.

I'm passing for Cuban, which was a goal.

I'm often feeling stuck. Not sure how much it's age, how much it's my personality, how much it's travel, how much it's just the way things are. I often feel like whatever I try to do, there are difficulties. Often small things, but still blockages. They build up. It's frustrating. Also often sad, although also often happy.