by Robert Levy, MD
I’m now fully recovered from both the cold I recently caught while traveling throughout Cuba and from the exhilaration of having visited a country and a people literally standing on the brink of enormous cultural, social, and economic change.
If you want to feel loved, go to Cuba. The Cuban people may have their “issues” with the U.S. Government and the hardships they’ve been forced to endure as a result of international political conflict, but when it comes to person-to-person interaction, Americans are welcomed everywhere. The individual Cuban may have very little in the way of material comforts, but they’re eager to share what little they have.
One of the objectives of this trip—led by the enormously gracious and generous Lorne Resnick, who is a skilled photographer, a seasoned traveler, and a compassionate human being—was, of course to practice my craft and to record compelling photographic imagery. The other purpose was to experience sights, sounds, aromas, and passions of Cuba itself. I managed to succeed at both.
First, some brief “tourist” impressions...
Now, for some “photographer” impressions...