“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world”

Relaxing in Trinidad, Cuba

Relaxing in Trinidad, Cuba

Today I’m headed back home – happily. It’s time. My stomach is still telling me its time to leave this beautiful country. But this morning has been the icing on the cake and ingrained in me why I love to travel alone. My roommate left for the airport in the middle of the night so – as much as I really liked sharing a room with her – I was finally able to spend some time alone. I needed to leave for the airport at 11 so it wasn’t much time but after having coffee and some bread at my homestay, I got to talk with my host Ana Maria and her brother in broken Spanglish for about an hour. We talked about our families, our careers, our travels, how we’ve tried to learn languages – both badly – and even about diarrhea (I know!). It was amazing! Every time I do these things I learn things about myself or I re-learn things about myself. I know that when I’m alone I’m forced to get out of my comfort zone and try to connect to people. I do that through Spanglish and smiles. Lots of smiles. And its invigorating and makes me want to book the next trip. There is really nothing like it! Those of you that have traveled solo know what I’m talking about. Those of you who don’t know, I just hope you try. Because it’s life changing. It turns a trip into a learning experience and then some. Said in a much more eloquent way,

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world”. Viva Cuba!

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3 Responses to “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world”

  1. Dean Melia says:

    What a great trip you have had Aimee, and thanks so much for sharing. This has made me want to visit Cuba. I am just about to depart for another trip first however, to Ecuador, (Galapagos), and Peru, so I will have to wait another year to visit Cuba. What changes will have taken place by then ?

  2. ali bahmanyar says:

    Baby welcome back home soon and so amazing how well you travel and how much joy you bring with your sharing,I looked into going to Cuba with Sina and my sis but we could not make the paperwork done on time for the window we have,hope we talk when back,travel safe ,big hug.

  3. Lana says:

    I loved reading about your travels. I feel like I got a glimpse of life in Cuba.
    Thank you, Aimee!

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