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My thoughts on Communism

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Firstly, let me preface what I’m about to say by declaring that Handcarry Only was never meant to be a political blog, nor am I a particularly astute political pundit. Nevertheless, it is impossible to have visited Cuba and not have an opinion about the political system that pervades all aspects on life here, communism.

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cuban man standing in front of blue wall

More Portraits from Trinidad Cuba

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Beautiful as Trinidad is, it would be missing the point simply to visit and the see the ‘sights’, nothing in particular has been packaged as an attraction, not in the typical tourist sense of the word anyway. The true magic of the place is the atmosphere, the people, the laid-back lifestyle and the fantastically intriguing sample of humanity on offer.

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Portraits from Trinidad Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 10 Comments

[vc_row type=”full_width_background” bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” bottom_padding=”20″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Sugar Mills and Cobbled Streets In what turned out to be our favourite city in Cuba, we found ourselves in Trinidad. Immediately, we could sense a distinctively different vibe when we got off the bus, apart from the initial surge of¬†jiniteros¬†elbowing…

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Domino players by a sidestreet in Trinidad Cuba

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The old cobbled street was proving a bit of a challenge in the dim light, the scattered street lamps casting strange shadows on the peeling colonial era buildings lining either side of the road. Our footsteps were unsure and the uneven ground, still slightly slick with the brief rain that had fallen in the evening, was slippery, hiding puddles of water in the darkness.

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