Lucas's dad was born in Cuba and lived there until he was 8 years old. At that point, Castro took over the country so he emigrated to the United States with his family. They have been back to Cuba a handful of times to visit family, and they just returned from a week-long trip! Unfortunately, I had to work, so I couldn't tag along, but I'm living vicariously through Lucas's photos.

It's incredible how the entire country seems to be frozen in time. From what Lucas tells me, Cuba is a country of extreme scarcity, where basic things like hot water, dial up internet, and fresh produce are luxury items that are hard to come by. I'm really happy that he had the chance to go back for a visit, but I'm happy to have him back in my clutches now!