It’s day 9 of the Blog-tember challenge and I’m still here. (Throw some confetti) Today’s prompt is all about travel and there are a couple of places I’ve always wanted to go, but my top choices are between Cuba and the Amalfi Coast.
Friday, Sept. 9 (Day 9): If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
One of my dream vacations has been to go to the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Salerno Gulf in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. I’ve always wanted to travel there because it’s so beautiful and full of history, but this post is not about the Amalfi Coast.
If I could go anywhere in the world, right now, I would visit Cuba. I was super excited when Obama lifted the travel restrictions to Cuba. I’m a little bit of a rebel at heart, so I think I first became intrigued with Cuba because travel there was restricted for Americans. Anything that is forbidden has a little bit of sparkle and shine and mystery to it; for me anyways. And after learning about the history of the country under Castro’s rulership and the life of Che Guevara, I wanted to visit Cuba even more.
Visiting Cuba is like going back into time. A time before I was born. Visiting a piece of history and seeing what life was like before I was born. I would love to visit a place where most citizens don’t have computers. Internet is scarce. I’m a big fan of architecture and most of the buildings look the same and are in bad need of repair. But despite the harsh conditions, the people are happy and positive. Music can be heard blaring in the streets in Havana. Even though I don’t dance, I have dreams of dancing in the streets of Havana and sipping rum on a cool summer day.
I would love to travel to Cuba before the embargo with the US is lifted and American businesses like McDonald’s and Walmart invade the country. I want to visit Cuba how the country is now: frozen in time, stuck in the 50’s; before the country becomes Americanized and cluttered with modern technology and advancements in time.
My business partner recently came back from a trip to Cuba and he loved the country and their lack of technology. To quote him, he says, “They don’t have cable. That’s so amazing because it forces people to communicate and spend time with one another.”
Living in the world that we do, filled with technology, emails, and text messages, I would be happy to visit Cuba for a short time and unplug from it all. I can just see myself riding down the street, hair blowing in that pink convertible. #CantTellMeNothing
So where would you go to, if you could go anywhere in the world?