Cuba on the Brink and Why I’m Going Back

A taste of Cuba by Ron Mayhew

Ron Mayhew's Blog

These are heady times for the people of Cuba. Exciting times for sure, Ballet Practice - Havana, Cubabut fraught with uncertainty. The re-opening of diplomatic relations (embassies in Havana and Washington are set to open July 20) and the inevitable lowering of the decades-long embargo will bring unknowable change to our island neighbor to the south. Cuba, a country of incredible natural beauty, remains much as it was sixty years ago. Her people are warm, friendly and welcoming. Havana was surely one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the mid 20th Century. She is still beautiful, but sadly, a beauty of decay. But there is a rhythm of life there,  a sensuality like no place else. A photographer’s dream. But, tourists are washing ashore in unprecedented numbers and many of them are Americans thanks to the relaxed travel restrictions announced by President Obama in December 2014. Tourism is flourishing causing a…

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