The standard explanation Cubans give for why things are as they are in Cuba is, “It’s complicated.” This phrase became our mantra during our Chamber adventure to Cuba.
The trip could not have been better timed. We experienced the last days of Fidel Castro’s life and the moments right after our presidential election. It provided experiences that I will always cherish as unique. From the moment we deplaned in Havana, it was clear that we were far from home. Dozens of huge, blue plastic-wrapped items came down the baggage rack – all gifts/necessities coming to Cuba from America. Who are these people arriving? How did they get from Cuba in the first place? “It’s complicated.”