12 Jan

Little Cubans and their Beautiful Faces


As I wandered through the streets of Cuba, around every corner I found Cuban children playing on the road. Each of them were as entertaining as the next. Unlike children where I live, they don’t have Xboxes, Wii’s or computers to keep them bailed up inside in front of a screen; they don’t even have 5% of the toys that kids in first world countries have. Children there are forced to be resourceful to stay entertained. They use rocks to play marbles, I’ve seen kids playing with a wheel and stick; hoop trundling, or kicking a deflated ball around a town square.


One evening in Santiago de Cuba I took a stroll around the town before dinner. I’d recently noticed how everyone in Cuba loves being photographed, especially the children, and wanted to enjoy this as much as possible. Rounding a corner I almost got knocked over by a boy zooming past me on some type of wooden board. While catching my breath I took a moment to watch what they were doing. These awesome kids had made their own quasi skateboards with 3 wheels, a stick and some recycled wood. A-mazing! I don’t even know how long I stood there to watch them play with their “skateboards”, their happiness was infectious.

Kids are awesome!

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7 Responses to “Cuba”

  1. gardner310 January 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Reblogged this on Travel Specialist Weblog and commented:
    Love this blogger and wanted to share this fun street photography. Cuba is a bucket list item for me so I really enjoyed this. Hope you all do as well.

  2. Mara January 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Really enjoyed this .. good story!

    • toemailer January 13, 2013 at 1:56 am #

      Good to see you, Mara! :)

    • Nicollé Joy January 13, 2013 at 7:44 am #

      Hi Mara,
      Thanks for reading! I am glad you enjoyed it because I enjoyed experiencing it.
      Hope you’re having a fabulous start to the new year so far.
      Keep travelling,
      Nicollé Joy

  3. orbphotog January 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    A Dominican orphan once told me that poor children were smarter than rich kids because they made their own toys.

    • toemailer January 13, 2013 at 1:56 am #

      And it’s an excellent point! :)

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