I never really thought about going to Cuba because it's been off limits to Americans longer than I've been alive. Beyond that the thought never even crossed my mind that I would ever live in Cuba. One early morning at 3am I got a call regarding an interview for a job in Guantanamo Bay. I was a little skeptical at first to accept a job there because all I had ever heard about GTMO was what the media portrayed. And it wasn't pretty. I figured I would give it a try thinking it can't be any worse than when I lived in war torn Angola. Much to my surprise it turned out to be a fantastic place to live and work.
Guantanamo Bay is the oldest overseas U.S. Naval base and has been around since the early 1900's. It's a 45 square mile base that offers just about every water sport you could imagine. Scuba diving is spectacular with beautiful coral reefs boasting of soft and hard coral teeming with an abundance of ocean life. There is also sailing, boating, water skiing, kayaking and hiking. Pretty much everything I love to do.
Living and working in Guantanamo for a year were some great times for me.