Sunday was our first full day in Havana, Cuba. With highlights such as traveling to the beach, dancing with local community members, and playing a game of baseball, our international travel group enjoyed a stunning display of Cuba’s culture This however, was just a small sliver of what the country has to offer. We are excited to continue the wonders of the island. -Isaac
Highlights of the day included the really fun immunity art hangout where we had dinner and danced to rock music. The whole day was lots of fun! -Gunnar
Monday was an action packed day. From climbing in a cave, to visiting a tobacco farm, to riding horses, it was all great. Today was also Isaac’s birthday! Happy 17th! Overall today was about pursuing boundaries and personal limits and we look forward to what tomorrow brings. Hasta luego! -Monroe and MaKayla
Blog for 2/20
On day 5 in Cuba, we went to a permaculture farm run by two very kind women. They showed us the garden and we collected fruits and veggies to cook our lunch. We split into two groups to do some service, one to cook and one to do some garden work. When we were done, we ate an abundance of fresh food.
In the afternoon, we returned to Old Havana and had the choice to go to the museum of Fine Art or the Revolution museum. We then had the opportunity to have some free time to walk around and explore a tourist market.
Before dinner, we returned to the apartment to participate in an advance studies class taught by Ava. It was a weird experience for Ava to run a class but it was a topic she loves a lot, art.
Lastly we all went to dinner at a very relaxed dinner and had a good time being together as a group.
-Ava and Augustine
Thursday was our last full day in Cuba, which was also the longest day so far. We woke up at 7:30 and eat breakfast early to get a good start on the day. After breakfast, we were off to Las Terrazas, a community surround by tropical birds and amazing views. We went for a walk looking for birds and were lucky enough to find the national bird, El Tocororo. After the walk, we went zip lining around there area, over trees and a lake. It was such a cool experience! After lunch we were able to swim and rent boats to paddle around a lake. We also had the opportunity to watch one of our crew member’s presentation, Willa Philips, about birds in Cuba. After that we went to The Fortress, where we watched another presentation by Isaac Parker about the US invasion of Grenada. After the presentation, we watched the closing canon ceremony which included a reeanctmaent and the firing of a canon. The canon firing happens everyday single day of the year and the canon fires at exactly 9pm nightly To conclude our final full day, we had dinner out and got to enjoy traditional Cuban music and dance.
-Joaquin and Roger
The end of the Cuban adventure has finally arrived…after 6 fast and furious, jam-packed days, the group is on their way home. It was an amazing week of experiences!Thank you to everyone that made this trip possible and get ready to hear some remarkable experiences.