So I'm back from paradise and back to reality. As some of you may have known, my husband and I just spent a week in Cuba; relaxing, exploring, dining & imbibing. And I have to say, I think it's more of a culture shock arriving back home than it was stepping off the plane into a tropical paradise.
I will be posting more about our adventure in Cuba in the future, but for now I want to share a couple things I learned from my Cuban holiday.
- The Cuban people are ingenious. With a lack of resources and things we take for granted, I was amazed by their ability to repair just about anything; create beautiful items from the most unlikely materials and cook the most delicious dishes with the simplest ingredients.
- Life is too short and we live to fast. Many times we heard the term 'Cuban time' while on holiday and after a couple days of adjusting to this unique ebb and flow of the day to day, I have to say that I quite enjoyed this slower, more connected way of life.
|My 'Hemingway Mojito' in Havana|
- If you want everything you have at home, then don't go on vacation. I firmly believe a vacation should be an adventure and a way to experience new things and the beautiful cultures, customs and cuisines of foreign lands. Forget what you have at home and embrace what you find on your journey
- Material possessions and riches are not important in the grand scheme of things. The majority of Cubans have very little, but are very rich in family, friends and living life.
- Mojitos are gluten-free & vegan!
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