Cuba is a very odd place to be, I think that's why I chose the word planet. For us it really was an otherworldly experience. Imagine visiting a place where society is exactly the opposite to everything you have ever come to understand and know? Where things are structured differently and people live a completely different concept of life. It's very difficult for me to wrap your head around how far from conventional western living Cuba is, especially when you're backpacking. We encountered many issues, heard things we wished we hadn't and mostly had to come to terms with things we didn't like.
, by Bryony Clapperton