The Trundler was truly thrilled to bits on November 2nd when she won the best blog feature award at The Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Travel Journalism Awards Ceremony for 2015.
It was a grand and glorious evening and The Trundler was honoured to win the statuette, awarded to her for her feature on Cuba. The Caribbean has a very special place in her heart for many reasons with the islands of Antigua and Jamaica worthy of particular mention, as well as Cuba itself.
This extraordinary country is of course undergoing many transformations and the fear is that it will change beyond recognition and become just another holiday destination. While The Trundler was fascinated by the way that Cuba appeared to be susoended in 1959 and loved the fact that its people seemed like unspoilt children who have not been subjected to the greed of the modern world, she also appreciated that this was a tourist’s viewpoint.
For the Cubans themselves it may just be that the time for change has arrived. Hopefully their spirit and basic integrity will enable them to be true to themselves and to continue to live in a way that honours their revolutionary heroes.