Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Today’s photo challenge is about The Road Taken. Just as I was reading the description, one thought flashed through my mind: Cuba! This country has won me over – at once and, I have to say, unexpectedly, because I was not looking to coming to the Cuban countryside. At all.

Before my trip, I could understand the fascination of Havana, with its infamous gorgeous buildings in catastrophic conditions, its music and rum. But the countryside? I was not sure what to expect. To get there, we had to literally take the road, driving under the Cuban sun for hours with Juan Carlos, telling us (for hours as well) the history of his country. All we had to do was ask why Fidel and the Revolution had won.

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Vinales Valley in Cuba

Vinales was stunning. And so was the road to it. In fact, being on the road in Cuba is a lot like watching a movie: thrilling, ever-changing, fascinating, evolving. An experience of its own, compared to the joy of discovering the Old Havana.

Fuel is hard to find in Cuba, most gas stations you find are empty. That makes traffic, especially in this part of the island, virtually non existent. All is left is yourself, the sky, your thoughts, detailed history of the Cuban Revolution – and the endless road.

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

  1. As I recently travelled to Cuba and was also stunned by the beauty of ViΓ±ales Valley, I can only relate to your words and picture…
    The road to get there should is something special and reminds us all of other roads taken, like the ones in “Diario de motocicleta” by Che Guevara…

    If you’re intetested, here are my first thoughts about Cuba:
    https://lespetitspasdejuls.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/being-in-cuba-when-fidel-castro-dies/

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