Then you come across an article such as the one published over the weekend in the Palm Beach Post.
It’s written by Carlos Frias, whom I gather is a sports writer on the paper. Born in the US, Carlos is the son of Cubans who escaped the Castro regime - and he writes about his visit to the island recently to meet up with family and generally play the tourist.
His description of visiting La Cabana, where his father was imprisoned in the mid 1960s for trying to leave Cuba but which is now a tourist site, is very moving. In fact, the whole article is highly recommended, including the accompanying slide show. It’s all here.
Hat tip to the indefatigable crew at Babalu.