For the past week, I’ve been in Cuba on a humanitarian mission bringing medicines to hospitals, meals to elderly people who can’t get out, and toys to kids in oncology wards. It was a life-changing experience that is difficult to describe.
And of course, we ate Cuban food while we were there. I can’t resist sharing some of my food experiences from the trip.
One of my favorites is also one of the most simplest forms of food: fruit. Each day, no matter where we had our breakfast, fresh fruit and freshly blended fruit juice were available: guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, grapefruit, banana, or some combination of those tropical fruits.
The photo in this blog post is from our breakfast in Cienfuegos, Cuba, a province in the south, where our group went for an overnight visit. We enjoyed guava, papaya, and pineapple, plus fresh-squeezed orange juice that morning. It’s tough coming back to a carton of Tropicana orange juice and bananas shipped from Costa Rica after eating delicious, local, tropical fruit!