Cuba – Day 8 – Endings

We’re leaving today… but not yet. First there is packing and reflecting before a long goodbye. Packing is easy.  We have much less to take home than we brought.  All the gifts and Sunday school materials and the sweets and toothbrushes have been replaced by Havana Club, cigars and Che Guevara t-shirts. We’re joined by Read More …

Cuba – Day 6 – Road Trip

Monday started early, but no-one was complaining.  We’re heading out onto the open, and as it turns out very bumpy, road in Luis’ bus heading for Varadero. As usual it’s hot but as we start to wind our way along the coast the humidity seems to lessen a little and the trip becomes much more Read More …

Cuba – Day 5 Revolutionaries

Sunday morning was the only time that the group would separate and experience something different.  We had decided to split into three groups and worship with the three churches we have spent time with here in Havana. Rob, Alison ad Katie would go back to Guanabacoa with Dyana.  Matthew and Shona would stay at Luyano Read More …

Cuba – Day 3 Variety

7.00am Cold shower. 7.04am In need of another shower. It’s very hot today, and humid. Breakfast is the same as the previous two days; crepes, honey and fruit.  I tried guava and mango this morning.  It tuns out I like mango and don’t like guava.  I’ve thought for years I didn’t like mango because I Read More …

Cuba – Day 2 Getting To Know You

An early rise and and a cold shower were a welcome start to our first full day in Cuba. Stepping out of the air-conditioned room into a sauna like church gave us some idea of the day and week ahead but a breakfast of crepes, honey and tropical fruit put the heat to the back Read More …

Cuban Photos

I’m just back from a week visiting the Presbyterian Church in Cuba with a group of young people from the URC Synod of Scotland.  I’ll write about it over the coming days but for now if you have some spare time on your hands feel free to look through the photos…