Alan David: First of all, I hope you have a wonderful time. I spend 10 weeks there (in 2008), and have just returned from another 10 week trip.
Of course, I have reservations about people communicating online, I think most of us do.
Some days I’m 100% positive that I’m doing the right thing to marry him and some days I think it’s too obvious that it’s a scam (because of all I witnessed myself from his lifeguard friends, or stories I read on the net). Bottom line we love eachother and I admire the person he his and I want to learn more about him.
I love cubans for their old fashioned values, based on love, helping others, family etc..I’ve told him he’s crazy for wanting to leave the beach, the sun, the fun (he’s young and a lifeguard) but he says he wants to be with me?! I agree not every cuban wishes to leave their country.I’ve warned him that I will refuse to make him go back (exception of visiting family of course).. My boyfriend told me it didn’t matter where we lived.No, they may not be actually hosing down the people of color, but, trust me when I say, they are treated like 2nd class citizens.Whether your friend is a black woman, or a latino, will change your experience. Read all the information you want, on Cuba, most will boast no racism, which (in reality) is completely inaccurate.