There are two of us, and we run this blog and our website together. There were always two of us, since childhood. At first we studied at the same music school, then at the same school, then at different institutes, and then we hitchhiked around Cuba. We were then twenty years old. We were sick of Latin America, and this trip was necessary for us like air, but, however, it became a compromise: at first it was planned to travel from Argentina to Mexico, and from there to Granma to Cuba, but it didn’t work out ... We understood that we won’t earn so much money, well, they left only the last item of the program (without Granma). So, having made a fortune on tutoring and asking our parents for the missing part, we bought tickets and sailed off in a given direction for a month. We had little money, a lot of enthusiasm, and there was absolutely no information that there was no hitchhiking in Cuba. The fact is that drivers there are forbidden to put foreigners in their car, if you want to travel around Cuba, buy a bus ticket (moreover, there are different buses for foreigners and the local population), and our budget could not stand it. The solution to the problem came from truck drivers, it was with them that we drove most of the way, hiding behind a curtain in the cab at dangerous moments of checks on the roads, and paid with conversations for our lives, brightening up truckers’ kilometers of autopilots with stories about distant Russia. Our trip turned out to be completely different from what we expected, and the real Cuba was very different from the one we imagined. It turns out that Cubans don’t dance salsa right on the streets, we didn’t find a fruit paradise there either, and the local population does not at all welcome tourists with open arms.
Since then, we have not been sick of Latin America anymore, but this trip is still paying dividends: how to surprise a potential employer at an interview? Incidentally mention that it was, they say, the case, I went hitchhiking around Cuba ... How to make it clear to new acquaintances who they are talking to? Listen to their story about the vacation on Varadero and tell how things really are on the island of freedom. Having no idea what to post on a book blog? Well, I went to Cuba in vain, or what?
In general, travel is for life.