I've absolute no interest in politics. Nor do I know or want to talk about politics of any kind. Politics are just politics. They come in all forms & circumstances. Countries & even more so leaders been labeled "dangerous" because politically they have different agendas from those we are used to. We as in people from democratic countries.
Ok, that's all I've to say about the so called politics.
Commonly known, Cuba & North Korea are 2 examples of countries which have been labeled by the western world to be akin to "timebombs". In other words, under red alerts & possibly highly dangerous.
Recently, I personally experienced the concept of "danger". People label a situation or a person dangerous when it is or he/she is beyond our comfort zone. So, in actual fact, it is our comfort zone that had been "threatened", hence "dangerous". That's my personal perception & experience. What about yours?
My next question then is, is it our own intolerance of our comfort zones that had others labeled as "dangerous" or is it a case of clear & present danger?
What has this got to do with Cuba?
Well, I think it's the answer to the above question that will direct your path as to visit a country or not.
What's popularly believed doesn't mean it's correctly perceived.
It is up to each & everyone of us to decide for ourselves if what we believe in is what our reality ought to be.
I believe it is a risk we all have to take for ourselves; each & every one of us.
The test will come in all aspects of life & until one knows how to distinguish between what one knows to be true and what one fears simply because it threatened our comfort zone, one's life will always be in a state of flux.
Who would you believe in totally other than yourself? Your spouse? Your parents? Your friends? Your government? Or no one?
The Republic of Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. It consists of the island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city.
Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous insular nation in the Caribbean. Its people, culture, and customs draw from diverse sources, including the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples; the period of Spanish colonialism; the introduction of African slaves; and its proximity to the United States.