July 19 - August 3 2016:

2 weeks, 13 cities, and 3000km later, my lifelong dream of traveling Cuba is complete. With a backpack in hand, 2 compañeros by my side (Elaina Nakhleh and Sebastian Blati), and our starry-eyed longing for adventure, we set off on our journey. Navigating our rental car with only a paper map, and no pre-booked accommodation, our faith in the country allowed us to meet the most interesting of characters and enter the humblest of homes.  

All photos taken on my Sony A7R, with a 24-70mm F2.8 lens. Click on the images to enlarge them. 

 

TRINIDAD: 

Next stop: Trinidad! The most colourful city in Cuba. An architectural feast for the eyes, this tiny colonial town is home to some of the grandest mansions and museums in Cuba. The friendly habitants of the city only made our experience all the more enjoyable. 

A primary school sports court in Trinidad. The facilities may be run down, but education is free in Cuba.

Little Clara. 

Amada watches over her playful sister Clara as they show us the playground of their school. 

Family portrait: Maria and her two daughters Amada and Clara. Maria helps run the school that her daughters attend, shown in the photos above.  

Jorge the farmer, and also the happiest man in Trinidad. 

Portrait of Ignacio, the 87 year old man who still invited us into a home and gave us a tour.