This is probably my favorite photo that I took while we were in Cuba. Our first day there, we went on a walking tour with an economist, which admittedly doesn’t sound very interesting, but seeing the financial state of the country and the way people get around financial obstacles was fascinating. As a quick example: WiFi in Cuba costs $1 per hour, so being connected 3 hours a day, you’re looking at $21 per week for WiFi. Our tour guide told us that the way a lot of people get around paying for WiFi is by using what he called the offline internet. People carry around flash drives and transfer files like movies and tv shows from each other. He said he pays someone a minimal fee to come to his house with this offline database so he can download everything that he wants for the week. At the end of the tour, he took us to his girlfriend’s grandmother’s house where we had Cuba Libres (rum and cola) and got to talk to an older Cuban generation to see what life has been like from her perspective. This is the view from her balcony followed by a few shots of the living room where we chatted with everyone.