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"Why Cuba?" someone asked me, just like I've been also asked before "Why India" or "Why Germany". I think there is some kind of magic and mistery involving this island in the Caribbean. Partly because of its political background which contains two of the most important characters of our recent history: Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Fidel Castro. Partly because of its paradise scenario and latin flavour. For me, it was just a matter of time to go to this unique place but I wanted to go so soon as possible, because I wanted to see it as it is today, and not after drastic political and economical changes.
In fact, it wasn't in my plans to go there in March. In this time I was intending to host some friends from abroad and travel together with them within Brazil.
As the idea was becoming more and more real, I started to think: What can I do there for two weeks? And I remembered all these ads from travel agencies which you can combine learning a foreign language with some activity. And it was clear to me: I would improve my spanish and learn salsa! So, I checked several language schools which provide this service and decided for one located in Germany! It seemed reliable and had a good deal including spanish lessons and accomodation. I had to pay for everything in advance so, good that I could rely on my dear german fellows ;) Now that this part has been taken care of, I just have to get my visa, flight tickets, pack everything and Cuba here I go! :)