Hi, I'm Alain and I am the creator of Thru Cuban Eyes. I am a photographer and I am a Cuban. Since 2011, I have been working in Cuba organizing and guiding programs for groups of Americans who travel to Cuba under the "People to People" category allowed by the U.S. government. Although I now live in the United States, I continue to share the culture and social heritage of my island.
Many people claim to be an expert in travel to Cuba, but when you traveI with me, you are not just traveling with a Cuban expert, you are traveling with a Cuban who has lived all of his life in Cuba. I am a lover of my country. I believe in its people and every time I accompany a visitor in my country, I do it full of pride.
I will not tell you that I will take you to places that have not yet been touched by tourism – that would be a lie – but I can assure you, that with me, you will experience the real Cuba. You will meet my true friends and visit the places I love in my country. In my travel programs, you will be in contact all of the time with the locals, you will visit their homes and meet their families, you will meet artists and business owners, you will enjoy delicious meals, you will laugh with my people, and you will dance.
Also, when you travel with me you can be sure that your experience is helping many Cubans to improve economically and work for their welfare. My programs encourage Cubans to preserve their traditions and help them understand that the simple things of our Cuban reality are extraordinary and deserve to be conserved in order to share them with others and with future generations.
I promise you that, with me, you will not feel like a visitor to Cuba. You will feel like my friend and I can’t wait to share my country with you
You will feel like my friend and I can’t wait to share my country with you!