Go Ahead Tours staffer Jamie recently traveled on our tour, Cultural Cuba: Havana to Sancti Spíritus, a trip that gave her the chance to connect with Cuban artists, historians, and locals around the country.
“This experience was really eye-opening,” she said. “Learning about Cuba from the people who live there and hearing their stories made me think differently about the world—in a good way! I’m glad my job helps others get out of their comfort zone and, hopefully, become more open-minded. Together, we have the potential to make the future a better place for everyone.”
Everybody loves pizza. This shot of locals grabbing a slice in Remedios is my absolute favorite from the tour.
In Remedios, we got to explore the town on bicycle taxis—a traditional mode of transport for the folks who live there.
This shop is selling guyaberas, a classic kind of shirt worn throughout the Caribbean. They’re typically woven with cotton or linen, so they’re nice and breezy in the tropical heat.
These kids are enjoying a break from school in Havana’s Plaza Vieja.
Just some locals playing dominoes on a Sunday afternoon in the town of Trinidad.
In Trinidad, it’s customary to keep songbirds as pets. A lot of homes and businesses will have these birdcages hanging outside the door, and you might spot people strolling down the street with their feathered friends.
There were so many wonderful, hand-painted signs for shops around the country. This one is from Santa Clara.
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