Jim Smith, a guest who joined IE to travel to Cuba in January 2013 commemorated his experience with a series of poems, which he has graciously agreed to share. Read his first piece here.

creatures of the night
hanging bats’, screech owls’ abode
cavern depths disclose 

In the Parque Codina, there was a cave inhabited by both bats and screech owls. We were able to climb into the cave and with the use of a flashlight briefly view these creatures of the night. -- January 20, 2013 - Trinidad, Cuba