We turned right out of Calle Neptuno, the busiest residential street in Central Havana; our Pepto Bismol-colored maquina rocking left and right over the stones in the streets as our hips and shoulders followed the beats of the latest Cuban reggaeton blasting from the sound system.
For an hour, I exit the time warp that is Trinidad and re-enter my chaotic reality of Instagram likes and name brands, of artificial beauty, and franchise restaurants, thinking how sad it will be to leave this place, a town which squeezes proudly onto her past, with one foot into the future.
I summoned up all my courage and crossed the dance floor to reach the Cuban boy who was dancing salsa in the corner of the club, turning the heads of the tourists and even locals who were marvelled by his dance steps.
In January 2017, ROOSTERGNN Academy launched its first Travel Journalism & Photography Internship Seminar in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba. The program, -which includes Editorial Meetings, Mentoring Sessions, Feedback, Journalism Workshops, Photography Workshops and more,- culminates in the publication of the #RGNNCuba Magazine.