In Cuba, a Cuban sandwich is just a sandwich.
Now that I got that out of the way, I had a great time in Cuba this past week and I'm sure my distinguished colleague, Derrick, feels the same - with exception to the stomach bug he caught towards the end of the trip. Common logic would point to the street hamburger he consumed that day, but a deeper investigation through deductive reasoning and empirical data highly suggests that his digestive adversity resulted from the wrath of the "Red Lady".
More on her later.
So why visit Cuba?
I needed a break from the so-called daily "routine" of work-gym-dogs-sleep-repeat.
I found the challenge of visiting a country with such an archaic modus operandi very appealing. Cuba as a destination will satiate anyone seeking to get out of their comfort zone:
- internet - don't count on it
- mobile network service - nope
- credit/debit cards - uh uh
- two separate currencies circulate - CUC vs CUP
Not to mention, my Spanish sucks.
But you know what? I knew I had this trip under control. The plan was to go down there with no money, and all sex appeal. For those four days, I was going to be known as En-r-r-r--ique.
Funny how "Escape to Cuba" has an ironic ring to it, but it holds a lot of truth.
I'll be posting more about my experiences in Cuba later. For now, enjoy the first part of the critically-acclaimed drama series - Las Crónicas HADJI Visitan Cuba.
Las Crónicas HADJI Visitan Cuba - Episodio 1