Leigh: 3 years ago, my hubby and I discovered Cuba. We keep going back because of the culture, music and the amazing people that live there. A year ago we went to a resort and met Yunia, who swept the floors in the huge main buffet. She didn’t speak any English, but always had a smile on her face when I said buenos dais. I tipped her a peso one day and thanked for that beautiful smile, and she made sure from that day on to bring me a small flower each time she saw me. We returned to the same resort this year, and she remembered me, which blew my mind! These hard working men and women see thousands of tourists every year, but for some strange reason, she remembered me. Cell service is almost non existent in Cuba so there was no way for me to share the picture I took of the two of us on my phone, so I took a chance and mailed a copy to her. Today, I received a message on my cell phone from her with an email address so we could continue to keep in touch. I’m more than thrilled to have a new pen pal, especially in a country in the midst of change like Cuba.