My Love Affair with Cuba chronicles about Bonnie’s travels throughout a large part of the island of Cuba. It’s a travel with Bonnie as she describes the beauty of the island and meets the people she now considers to be her Cuban family. You will learn a little about the history of Cuba that will perhaps pique your interest to learn more. Being privy to some of the unique and amusing experiences is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Let me tell you about a place so near, yet so different from what we in Canada are used to. It is rich in history, some very old, and some recent. The architecture is stunning and reminiscent of a far- away European city. The place I am referring to is the island of Cuba. It’s easy to see why, when Christopher Columbus first laid eyes on Cuba he wrote, “Never have human eyes beheld anything so beautiful.” Cuba has some of the most beautiful beaches, along with breathtakingly scenic countryside. The people love to celebrate life. They are friendly, have great respect for their fellow man, love and adore their children, and motherhood is almost sainted. It is the only place I know of where women are truly treated as equals. Life can be a struggle in varying degrees for many, but not unbearable. Some food is difficult to obtain, but no one is starving. Education is paid right through university and health care, one of the best in the world, is free. The arts flourish and the music will make your heart soar.
Bonnie Martin resides in Port Elgin, Ontario, a small town on the shores of Lake Huron. She made her first trip to Cuba in 2006 and, since then has visited numerous times, growing to love the country and it’s people.