The Secret Map

Discovering a Jewel

I met Jewel, a spirited American from the state of Missouri, upon arrival at a cigar plantation in rural Vinales, a Cuban national park two hours from Havana. Although coming to Cuba with solo travel intentions, we gravitated towards a shared sense of humour and easy-going nature.

We took horse rides, storm-soaked journeys on piece-of-shit bicycles, and partied in a nightclub built inside a dripping, illuminated cave. We travelled to central Cuba together and discovered the joys of colour-soaked Trinidad. Many cigars and much rum were thrown into the mix.

At the beginning of what will be an illustrious life of travel, there’s a rich world of discovery ahead of this young jewel from the midwest.

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4 replies to “Discovering a Jewel

  1. I’m rather partial to this system of storytelling through the people you meet on your journeys.

    My mind tends to group travel through people I meet while traveling instead of the actual countries themselves. I think there is an article in that thought were exploring.

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