Posts By: ltm075

Mis Abuelos Cubanos

My older brother studied and lived in La Habana for almost 10 years, and during this time, he met an elderly couple from Centro Habana who quickly became his Abuelos Cubanos. Their home became a second home for him, and they cared for him as if he truly was their grandson. During my time here,… Read more »

Facing a fear

As a Biology major, I have spent most of my time at Northwestern taking science classes and working in labs. When I had to select which elective to take, my first instinct was to go for the class I wouldn’t normally take back in Evanston. When I was younger, I was in a couple school… Read more »

Place like no other

Even after 14 days in Havana, I am still struggling to find the right worlds to describe this city. Havana does not look like or function like any other city I know. The decaying buildings, cars from the 50’s and strong presence of symbols and figures from the Revolution creates the illusion that we time… Read more »

Pre-departure

It is still very surreal to me that in less than 48 hours, I will be in Cuba. I cannot lie, preparing for this trip has been a stressful couple months and so I am relieved that it the departure day is almost here. Paying for this trip is not something that came easy to… Read more »