Born in Philippines and growing up in New York. I fell in love with Cuba's calm way of life and culture. It had a very nostalgic feel to it, it was my first visit to Cuba but I've never felt so at home in a place I've never been to before.

This lovely woman made me breakfast at the place I was staying in Matanzas and asked to join me for a cubano.

Santa Clara, Cuba

Sometimes I forget how life could be a bit simpler, this trip was a reminder.

This beautiful man let me take his portrait as I was walking the streets of Old Havana. I went to pass by on the same street heading back to the place I was staying, I saw him again, he smiled and waved at me. It felt quite nice.

The window view from the place I stayed in Old Havana.

Matanzas, Cuba

July, 2018

Wandering the streets of Havana and taking pictures of the beautiful architecture, not until I zoomed in and found the woman in the photo.

Pulled up to La Floridita and had a glass of Daiquiri. 

Waking up early to watch the sunrise over the Malecon since I missed the sunset the evening before.

This man was fishing over the Malecon using seaweed for bait, he wanted to show me how his process was. I asked him if I could take his photo and he goes 'Por que no?'

Viñales Valley, Cuba

Cantinero.

During our Viñales horseback riding excursion we had a couple of stops, I saw  this boy and thought he was so charming and interesting. I asked him for a photo and he gave me this smirk back for the photo.

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