The only word that comes to mind when describing our arrival is surreal. Very few places on earth share such an intriguing, and complicated relationship with the United States, and the overall simplicity of the trip was striking given the length of our metaphysical journey that seemingly transported us back in time.
When asked to summarize what I thought of Havana by a local, the immediate description that came to mind, was raw beauty. Commonly referred to as a living ruin, Havana to me, was much more. As complicated as the most eloquent literary device strewn with choppy phrasing, the city truly is one of a kind.