What do Cuban expats miss the most about home

Last week’s challenge was to share the things you miss the most about Cuba. Why? Because we tend to cherish more what we have when we are away. The people, the experiences, the places, the memories, all the pieces that make up our past life appear in a new light, which preserves only the good.
We collected your answers and came up with top 7 things Cuban expats miss the most about Cuba:

They say “your home is where your soul is”. And most of the times, your soul is where your family is. Missing family is probably the greatest challenge of an expat’s life, but you know what? They are happy because they know that your life is better now and being able to help them also makes you feel that moving abroad was the best decision for all of you.

You used to play with them every single day, and talk about thousands of things that worried you: homeworks, some object you broke and did not tell mom about it, some girl or boy you liked and you were not sure she/he liked you back…How can you not miss them?

Little pieces of heaven, this is how Cuban beaches are often described. No wonder they are always on your mind when you no longer live in Cuba.

No words here, just the rhythm of a Cuban song:

With an average temperature between 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) in winter and 31 degrees (88 Fahrenheit) in summer, Cuba is simply perfect. How can you not miss this, especially if you’re currently living in a not so welcoming climate?

Cuban childhood games 

Hide-and-seek, las casitas, policías y bandoleros, to name just a few! Not sure if you miss the childhood games or simply childhood, still… :)


Although Cuban expats still celebrate the big events from Cuba’s life, they miss the thrill and joy that surrounds such events.

But do you know how to miss Cuba less?