Last night I watched ‘Cuba with Simon Reeve’, on BBC television. Many of the places visited by this programme were ones that Dee and I also visited on holiday in February 2011. The programme set out to look at how the Cuban economy has changed in the last two years, and I must confess to being quite surprised at how things have actually moved on. When we were there, Cubans didn’t expect to see much difference, even though some degree of economic liberalisation was anticipated. Now, Cubans can buy and sell property legally (see this link), something unimaginable 2 years ago.
I’m glad that we went when we did, as Castro’s Cuba certainly seems to be changing, albeit slowly.
Visually, the programme refreshed my recollection of that excellent holiday, so I thought I would take this opportunity to link back to the series of posts that I started in July last year. Perhaps this may be of interest to anyone that wasn’t following my blog then. The start of the series can be found here.
One photo from the original series.