Cuba trip exceeds all expectations

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I recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Cuba. What was a popular tourist destination in years past  has worn with age and neglect, but despite the countless number of buildings in disrepair, the island still boasts a striking beauty and proud culture.

Our journey, a pilgrimage to celebrate the 10th anniversary of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, located in Old Havana, offered our group of 60 travelers a taste of the island that has been a mystery to Americans for decades.

The food was delicious, and the people were friendly, gracious, and welcoming. Despite having very little, they seem content, and were generally willing to pose for a picture or two for a curious American photographer.

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  1. #1 by Kathy Shannon on February 18, 2014 - 1:38 pm

    John – these photos are amazing. Amazing! Thanks for taking me away, too, for at least a few minutes through your lens. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Kathy

    • #2 by Patti N-R on March 2, 2014 - 12:30 pm

      John – the photos are amazing – intricate yet simple. I would love to hear more about your trip of a life time! Thanks for sharing – Patti

  2. #3 by Kristen on February 20, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Wow! Sounds like an amazing experience!
    ~ Kristen K

  3. #4 by Michele on February 21, 2014 - 10:12 am

    You are right I got board with the sun yesterday and looked – beautiful pictures the color is amazing. Also started reading some of the archives, interesting…..

  4. #5 by Gail on March 1, 2014 - 6:11 pm

    John – what a wonderful experience! The photos are real character studies – such great shots! Thanks for sharing! – Gail and Galen

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