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Spring in Cuba

Last March my grandmother and I traveled to Cuba. We had  an amazing view of downtown Havana seen from Morro Castle, a fortress built in the 1700s to protect Havana.

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Traveling to Cuba feels like a trip to the American 1960s due to the classic Fords and Cadillacs being driven everywhere.

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After a few days in Havana, we ventured west to Viñales Valley, the heartland of Cuban tobacco farming. The photo below is of a Cuban Montecristo style cuban cigar farm. We were taken on a tour to learn about the time-intensive process of growing, picking, fermenting, drying, peeling, and rolling the tobacco leaves to create the infamous Cuban cigars.

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On the trip back to Havana, we stopped at an orchidarium and saw hundreds of gorgeous orchids and other plant life. This photo captured a particularly well lit flower.

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