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The travel bug

February 26, 2015

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Yesterday Shaun, one of our bloggers, touched on the multiple ways we can "splurge" on luxury items. Not all splurges have to be physical goods however. Actress, Penelope Cruz, chooses calories instead of luxury goods. Others love the costly vacation.

For me, the chance to experience a new culture, eat exotic food, and peek into others lives is priceless. My recent trip to Cuba wasn't exactly a luxury trip. It entailed quite a bit of "roughing it". But for most of us, myself included, any overseas travel is a luxury and a big time commitment.

On that note, I wanted to share a few more pictures and a short video from my recent trip to Cuba that I've blogged about in this post and this one. Traveling to Cuba is truly a visual delight. There is so much to look at and take in from the architecture and interesting people to the constant live music and street traffic.

Downtown Havana, man with his horse-drawn cart

Residential apartment building in Havana

I also had the opportunity to take a few hours of salsa lessons and learned the Cuban-style salsa rueda (or "wheel"), where multiple partners move in a circle and switch mid-dance.

Our wonderful guide, Patricia, and me (right) at an outdoor salsa club

 

Cuba - Salsa rueda from Adea Everyday Luxury on Vimeo.

A short video of a group doing salsa rueda. It's so much fun!

Do you have the travel bug? Tell us where you've been in the comments section below.

- Christina



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