March 12th, 2019
We went to Matanzas, which I do not have a lot of memory of. I believe this city has Cuba's largest bridge. It was very beautiful. Then we went to my next favorite place, but of course it was very serious and heavy. We went to a museum that talks about slavery. This showed that people in Cuba might not be learning about their slave history in schools. My professor that was guiding me through this class told me that people were, but who knows. The people giving the tour said multiple times that they wish more people knew about this history. They could have been just talking about tourist, but I think there were referring to everyone in general. I do not think I have said this already, but Cuba had the most slaves, which explains their large black population. I can only hope that the education system in Cuba does a good job at explaining black history.
Then we watched the best rumba family dancers and singers in Cuba that go by the name Los Munequitos. They were so great. They teach their craft to each generation and the talent lives on. Their dances kinda looked like the all in and getting lite but slower.
Oh we also visited the university of Havana then went to the markets and apparently some guy said I look like I am not from this country. I thought this was not a big deal, but these other girls did so who knows.
Then we had a cooking battle it was so fun. I was on the toilet most of the time, but I came out just in time to help cook. By this time the bacteria in the food started giving me damn near diarrhea. Sorry for the TMI, but when I had to go I literally had to run to the bathroom.