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asnow
11-23-2015, 07:36 PM
Two of us on the trip met this guy (first pic) and he invited us up to see his apartment. Going up rickety stairs and seeing the scene in the second pic, I was beginning to think .... what have we got ourselves into. You can see from the last three pics what his apartment looked like.

Matt K.
11-26-2015, 08:55 PM
That is quite amazing. Is it not sobering when one sees what little can make such a difference in the life of a person? When I was a student, all I had was a mattress, a stereo and a small bar fridge. Mind you, the room I rented was in much better repair, and did not need that much fix up. His speakers seem to be his pride and joy, make by hand from components he could scrounge up wherever.

Very interesting journalistic photography. Love the pic with the two guys and the cat. It tells such a story.

asnow
11-29-2015, 12:20 PM
That was quite an experience and shows you how different things are. If I went into a seemingly abandoned building in this shape in Toronto I'm sure I'd be walking into a drug den and potentially dangerous. In Cuba this is simply where these two guys live.They were very friendly and seemed reasonably happy and healthy. Makes you think ... do we really need all these material items in our life to be happy.

p.s. By the way they did say that the Government is going to get them a new place to live.