Even During Revolutionary Experiences, One Can Find Time For a (Spring) Break…

*This is my photo essay chronicling my Spring Break trip from April 9 -14, 2016 to two Cuban provinces, Trinidad and Cienfuegos, located in the center of the island.*

All photos were shot by me unless otherwise noted. Request for permissions to use these pictures must be directed to me.

After traveling for many hours, you end up in a place so colorful, it reminds you of the rainbows you envisioned in dreams and attempted to imitate on paper when you were much younger…

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Just outside of this new found reality stands the reality of a people with whom you share the streets above. Their flag waves freely as one of their national heroes stands by.
Standing proud…

 

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Standing tall…

 

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Standing resolute.

 

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“It was in those moments in Guatemala, Arbenz´s Guatemala…. Therefore, I remembered a fundamental thing that to be a revolutionary doctor, or to be revolutionary, the first was that there must be a revolution.”

 

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So as many looked on to take in the words of the greatest revolutionaries that ever called Cuba their home…

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We took the scenic route despite the lack of comfort…

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Awaiting a ride that would take us to places many have seen but very few have truly experienced.

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It´s one thing to view from the outside…

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It´s another to take a look inside…

 

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And see what you find.

 

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Revolutionaries must also take their time to relax…

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Or even find a place beneath the shade…

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But what the revolutionary truly learns by experiencing the places around them and the people with whom they´ve passed their time…

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Is that you remembered you experienced your time through your eyes!

 

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And that all good things must come to an end…. Of sorts.

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