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Debrief

Debrief

Cuba was fucking amazing. I miss it to be honest. Well, I miss it some but I really miss the feeling of traveling with a purpose. Traveling, learning, and lots of writing for the sake of the magazine article I’ve sold and also other potential ones. The weird thing is, in the week I’ve been back, I’ve had nothing but time (too much time really) and yet have written very very little. The article isn’t done, I haven’t pitched others…

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And More Cuba

And More Cuba

I’m shitting my pants. First of all, this is my first big trip in YEARS. More than 4 to be exact. And it’s always stressful traveling solo internationally. But this is also going to be my first time in a developing country, my first time in a non-English-speaking country, and, oh yeah, my first time in a Communist dictatorship. No biggie. Shit, how did this happen? This was so fun when it was all theoretical. What an adventure! What a…

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More Cuba

More Cuba

The stars have aligned strangely leading up to my trip to Cuba: this past Saturday I went to my first professional soccer game EVER to watch the USMNT play in the Gold Cup against, you guessed it, Cuba. The thing is, their opponent hadn’t even been decided when I bought my tickets and Cuba were massive underdogs to even make it that far, so it’s a complete fluke. Then two days later (yesterday, Monday, July 20th), the same week that…

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Cuba

Cuba

I’m going to Cuba at the end of the week. That’s insane. I can’t believe it. I’ve been constantly vacillating between being very excited and very scared because I just have no idea what to expect. I’ve never been to a developing country or a Spanish-speaking country before, and even by those criteria Cuba is unique. So I really have no idea what the hell I’ve gotten myself into. Then there’s the fact that most people say that Cuba is…

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