The People of Cuba

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One of the most surprising things for me in Cuba was how warm and friendly the people were. It didnít matter where we were or even if I was just walking a back alley street. They would smile and want to talk and pose for pictures. They were all so animated and thrilled to be telling us their story. What a rewarding experience. Keep in mind many of these people only make $30 to $40 US a month.

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The last night we were outside a community art project in an old abandoned water tank and when I looked at two girls outside and pointed the phone they posed for me. OMG too cute. And many of them spoke a little bit of English. The guy to the left taking his hat off was walking out of a government store and obviously very poor. But he wanted to talk cameras and was telling me he liked Nikon. Just like in Vietnam the regular citizens don't want to be involved in politics and they don't hold anything against Americans. They just want to live their lives and are warm and welcoming. One comment we often get working at the Route 66 museum from foreign visitors traveling Route 66 is how nice and friendly American's are.

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