Stupid in Cuba
Am I Stupid?
Just returned from a girls trip to cuba. Spent the first week in Varadero where I was completely turned off by the forwardness of all the guys we met.
They were clearly interested in only 2 things, sex and our money.
We then traveled to Havana which was such a refreshing change from the resorts of Varadero. Long story short I met somebody on our first night in Havana and believed it was meant to be. He was so kind and did not appear to have any ulterior motives. We continued to spend time together throughout the week, he treated my friends and I with nothing but respect. Upon returning home he emailed me the next day telling me how much he missed me and also said that he loved me.
This was my first clue that something was amiss. I then decided to go online and started reading all the horror stories of people that have been scammed by what they thought were loved ones. In his latest email he asked me to send him a phone so we could communicate easier.
Of course I won't be sending him anything, but I was considering going back to Havana to see for myself if it was the real thing. Stupid right?
Remark by Vic Webmaster
It always amazed me how easily people talk about LOVE, Friendship and even marriage after two weeks vacation! and don't blame the Cubans it's worse in West Africa and some Asian countries.
Keep in mind what a Cubana used to say to me: Cubans are constantly on the outlook for opportunities to make money, to survive, it has become a second nature.
In general there is a cultural gap, a difference in mindset, foreigners see the "kind words", the "attention", the flirting, etc. Cubans see business. When you are a "bisnero" (Cuban slang for business) you treat your customers well and tell the things they want to hear.
Always ask yourself this question: If this Cuban earned the same (high) salary like I do, would he still be interested in me? The answer is probably ...NO