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– Sola

A woman traveling alone is something a lot of people seem to have a hard time getting their mind around. Even tourists from other countries. But especially Cubans because they are all about being together. Everyone I meet asks me, incredulously, “Viajes sola?”. They assume I must be shopping for a man and even the toothless geezers offer to be my ‘novio’. I was waiting for a bus in a shelter with locals and this young, good-looking guy plops down beside me and asks (in Spanish, of course) with a broad grin, if I have money. Because if I do, we can get married. The townspeople burst out laughing at his cheek, as do I. I replied, “No, I don’t… I was kinda hoping you did.” They found that even funnier.

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