wow, see i thought Cuban life would be hard for them, and Europe easier. of course language and culture shock dominate. funny thing with this guy he said he’d only call me in five months to wish me happy birthday, but instead we’ve talked 3 x since returning 2 wks ago. time will tell, but in the meantime i’ll continue having fun here, pursuing goals, and eventually end up in Cuba to get to know other places besides Varadero. i wish to build my photography experience over there. Eloisa, i hope your situation improves and the pain subsides a little more each day.