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The recent changes towards Cuba have created a stir among those who love to travel.  The Caribbean island has seen a new breed of tourist, compelled to discover the hidden treasures that had been kept away from Americans for decade upon decade. As far as recent memory serves, everything about an American’s passage to Cuba has seemed forbidden. The island was off limits to those of us who wanted to pop over on a purely touristic exploration of this Caribbean ray of light, shrouded by a cloud that was half a century thick.  What did disconnection to modern society, technology, some trade and tourism from its closest neighbors to the north look like?  It looks like time stood still and natural beauty may get tarnished, but never really fades.  The people and the places of Cuba are full of life and have a shining Caribbean soul.

Here’s a snap-shot of life in Cuba today.

Trinidad, a town in the province of Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. World Heritage sites are defined by UNESCO as belonging to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.

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