The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Relating to Cuba

Relating to Cuba
September 21, 2017

We all need water to survive, we need dirt to plant seeds and with the mixture of the two it creates an element that we need in order to grow. They call this little community in Cuba the mud but not for...

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine
August 29, 2017

It is always interesting when traveling abroad to experience that first reality check, which confirms you are not home. Today, in Havana, Cuba it is expected you will see cars from the 1950s, a not-so-modern...

What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained?

What’s understood doesn't need to be explained?
August 29, 2017

We all need water to survive, we need dirt to plant seeds and the mixture of the two creates an element that we need in order to grow. They call this little community in Cuba the "Mud," but not for the...

Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone
August 27, 2017

Fresh off the plane in Havana, Cuba Wow, what can I say? Cuba has blown my expectations and I only have been here for three days. Day to day life in Havana is vastly different from the United States...

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza
August 27, 2017

Family makes the world go round Red, blue and orange vacant buildings, rusted cars and garbage are what I continued to see as I walked through Havana. I kept seeing lightning and hearing thunder, hoping...

Christine Andersen

Christine Andersen
August 24, 2017

Crazy tropical storm I’ve traveled to a lot of different countries and experienced a lot of different weather, but nothing else quite compares to the storm we experienced last night in Havana. The...

Alexandra Archuleta

Alexandra Archuleta
August 23, 2017

Life in the slow lane Life for the socialist citizens of Havana, Cuba moves at a different pace. In the land of 1950s vintage cars, slow internet, and even slower hospitality, it’s more than apparent...

Perspective is always half of the battle

Perspective is always half of the battle
August 17, 2017

As I spend increasingly more time walking the streets and conversing with the people of Havana, I slowly begin to discover that the overall impression someone develops on a topic is almost entirely reliant...

The human spirit in a neglected Havana

The human spirit in a neglected Havana
August 10, 2017

Some might look at the city of Havana, Cuba and think that the conditions of the neglected buildings would affect the demeanor of the local residents however this is far from the truth. Cuba’s deprived...

Cuban neighborhood has familiar feel for me

Cuban neighborhood has familiar feel for me
July 19, 2017

My tour guide decided to take me to an area that had a bit more “poverty” or more poor houses, also known as “the projects.” The first thing I noticed was the graffiti, which was very...

Cuba opens American eyes

Cuba opens American eyes
July 19, 2017

The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However, over the past four days,...

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