4 - Plaza de la Revolución, Havana (~12th April 2003)
My first trip outside of Europe was a month spent in Cuba in 2003, during my gap year between school and university. Me and a good friend spent the month moving east across the island, visiting Havana, Pinar del Rio, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Trinidad, Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa, before returning to Havana. It was a rude awakening into the world of independent travel - there were highs and lows as we made our way across an island full of 1950s American cars, cigars, Havana Club rum, and more. This photo was taken following our triumphant return to Havana, near the end of the month of travelling.