How Twitter Inspired My Upcoming Photographic Trip to Cuba

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The embargo has lifted. And I am going to Havana.

For a long time I have wanted to go on a photographic tour of Cuba.  I am thrilled to study in a workshop setting with one of the world’s most renowned photojournalists, Peter Turnley. What a dream come true. Next week’s trip with 12 photographers is licensed by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. We will learn about the Cuban way of life, see neighborhoods, families, ballet, boxing, music and those cars!

Below are some wonderful photographs of everyday life in Cuba. As with most things in my life, I find great inspiration by seeing images on social media sites like Instagram, Flickr and Twitter. Last fall, I saw my dream safari splashed over Instagram and right then and there decided to book my trip to Africa. I wrote about that here: I’m on Safari and I owe it all to Instagram.

These photographs inspire me. What inspires you?







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Thank you to the wonderful photographers above.

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16 responses to “How Twitter Inspired My Upcoming Photographic Trip to Cuba”

  1. Nancy says:

    We’re all connected – now more than ever.
    Love your choice of pics, dear Moon.

  2. I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to see the what photo treasures you bring home.

  3. Rozanne Gates says:

    Nancy, a dream come true. It’s what we live for – having dreams come true. What other dreams have you had come true?

    • Nancy Moon says:

      I love having dreams come true! I have a wonderful list … it was the safari in September. Life is good! It was so fun to see you last month! @rozannegates:disqus

  4. Susan Rosthal says:

    Have fun! Looking forward to seeing YOUR pictures and reading your posts about the trip.

  5. Steffie G says:

    What a dreamy place. Can’t wait to see your photos and hear all about your adventure!

  6. Have a great time Nancy — Look forward to your capture — these are beautiful — God bless your new journey – Adios for now 😉

    • Nancy Moon says:

      Hi and thanks for reading. Have you been to CUBA? You have your own tropical paradise right there in Sarasota. xx @doreen_birdsell:disqus

  7. Linda Warner says:

    Hi Nancy! I rarely get envious…. but you got me on this one! I have longed to go to Cuba since I first heard about how magical it is from my dear friend in Singapore. The people, the music, the food, the smells, the colors, the energy and the culture which has not been trashed by corporate America. How magical! I want to go their soon before it is “modernized” by the U.S.

    Would love to hear about other opportunities to visit.

    Have a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful time! Always enjoy your blog ;-).

    • Nancy Moon says:

      Thanks SG Linda! Do you believe Adrianne R is coming along, have to love that. We apparently have little or no internet in Havana but might be good so I pay attention to Cuba in all its glory!

  8. Winifred says:

    Great idea to be prepared for the workshop 🙂