Cuba Tour 2013

January 1st, 2014 by admin Categories: ATL City Farms Project Cuba Destinations Featured Havana Jazz Festival Tour Public History Programming Random No Responses

The Measure: January 1, 2014 – Celebrating intelligent, responsible African Diaspora community travel, shifts the paradigm by exploring the borders of group travel and reconsiders the group experience as a viable, organic way to participate in a mobile interactive community. What we strive to achieve is the atmosphere of a Learning Adventure.  

It is with great pride that I was able to travel through the countryside with this group of unique and brilliant souls. Yes these dedicated travelers are the hardy explorers who bravely completed the exposition and returned home safely. Perhaps a little weary, nevertheless everyone arrived back from the road to the sanctity of their own private lives, fully exposed, informed, enlightened, steadfast and all together whole, within the safety of their own fortified Selves. We followed the itinerary as best as possible. Even with a threat of the script being flipped, all of our arrangements went as planned and by the time that we successfully passed through U.S. Customs, we were truly no worse for the wear. 

 

The Measure: January 1, 2013 On the Road: Day 1 La Habana

The Measure: January 1, 2014
On the Road: Day 2
La Habana
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Collectively and individually we struck a singular and recognizable pose, posture, silhouette, stance, profile as the inquisitive African diaspora travelers. Si, we were Los Norte Americanos, that were being led by our capable and experienced On Island ambassador and tour guide, La Profesora, Sara Daisy.

The Measure: January 1, 2013On the Road: Day 1 - Las Profesoras La Habana

The Measure: January 1, 2014
On the Road: Day 2 – Las Profesoras
La Habana
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It was through her contacts, knowledge and familiarity with the territory, that we were able to visit a wide range of places, where we were able to explore our understanding of how a socialist society actively operates within a global market economy that is based on the principles of capitalism. We investigated, examined, debated and explored further. Always armed with open minds, we searched for greater understanding and were rewarded with the chance to catch a glimpse, bare witness, and gain a new awareness about another view of the world. 

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The Measure: January 1, 2014
On the Road: Day 2
La Habana
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In our every move, interaction and reaction with local customs, people and landscapes, our presence was seen, experienced and acknowledged. We covered hundreds of kilometers and all along the way, our encounters provided us with unexpected moments of engagement and opportunities to learn new ways of doing ordinary things. These encounters expanded our consciousness, while we observed different perspectives. Over the course of nearly two weeks time, we were able to do so much!  Now that we have all recuperated some and returned to our daily routine, we can finally behold the wonder of our fond memories and colorful travel stories.

 

The Measure: January 1, 2013 On the road: Day 4 #Reflections

The Measure: January 1, 2014
On the road: Day 4
Countryside, Pinar del Rio
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Thank you all! Each and everyone of you for investing your time and resources, for actively participating and offering your contribution toward making this journey a rewarding and significant field study research tour adventure.

The Measure: January 1, 2014, On the road: Day 13 Alamar #Reflection

The Measure: January 1, 2014
On the road: Day 12
Alamar, study at the site of permaculture, in real time.
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The Measure: January 1, 2014On the road: Day 13Alamar, study at the site of permaculture, in real time.#Reflection

The Measure: January 1, 2014
On the road: Day 12
Alamar, study at the site of permaculture, in real time.
#Reflection

The Measure: January 1, 2014On the road: Day 13Alamar, study at the site of permaculture, in real time.#Reflection

The Measure: January 1, 2014
On the road: Day 12
Alamar, study at the site of permaculture, in real time.
#Reflection

It was my honor to travel with you. Best wishes and may health, wisdom and good fortune accompany you and your family throughout the new year!

Adventurous Journeys

Grace Lynis

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