I am from Cuba, the island nation located in the Caribbean region. With more than eleven million people, we are the largest country among the Caribbean islands . Though we are a developing nation, we have significantly high expectancy of life and high rates of literacy too .
I speak Spanish, which is also the official language of my country . A lot of our traditions are inspired by both African and Spanish practices and beliefs . Ever since the successful struggle against colonization, Cuba has been in the process of establishing an egalitarian society and workforce . Women in Cuba work and play in equal capacity with the men in roles as challenging.
We value hospitable behavior and generosity . When we greet men we shake their hands while we kiss the women on their cheeks . We do like to debate and that is an inherent quality of Cubans . While religion does remain an influence on daily life, the Cubans focus more on secular celebrations and gatherings.
Rice and beans are staple food in Cuba. Cubans eat pork, chicken and jam on vikin . Cubans are naturally passionate about sports. Athletics where we run and jump consistently conquering records and baseball are two of the major sports in Cuba . Cuban music originates from the SON form which leads further to musical styles such as Salsa . Guaracheras are Cuban singers who can sing at a fast pace and can handle speedy musical arrangements . Since the 1990’s, dance has become a major Cuban facet of lifestyle.
So, that’s us – the forever debating, athletic, simple and warm Cubans who love their music and pork. Like Smith, the travel writer said, Cuba is the land of simple miracles.
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