Cuba, somewhat off topic
Have to report the people may have been dirt poor but seemed happy. Attractive women & lots on offer if you like that sort of thing! Fellow British friend travelling alone on a similar trip the following week reported that he was offered the 'services' of a hotel receptionist for a single dollar! They are desperate for hard currency.
Another impression was of a great deal of high quality farmland. As their sugar industry seems to be taking a large bath, they'll be looking for other crops to grow.