HAVANA TIMES — A few months ago, two young English couples, who had decided to visit Guantanamo city on their way to Baracoa, the main tourist attraction in the province, wanted to first stop by my home in order to meet my family.
The truth is they didn’t take me by surprise, they had told me a month beforehand, plus ever since I had met them in the province of Holguin, they had showed their interest in getting to know where I lived and what my family was like.
At the beginning, I got really anxious just thinking about the foreigners coming around, as I would have liked to have had a more comfortable home with better conditions to receive them in. But, well, you all know what Cuba is like…
You can’t change a little or anything in a Cuban home in a month, much less when it’s the home of two ordinary workers. So I had no other choice but to wash down the walls and keep everything as clean and neat as possible.
In the end, I thought optimistically, they came to see my family, not how I live, they must be fed up of seeing big, beautiful and comfortable homes in their own country, right?