"Disconnected, backward, maybe it's how people from outside think of Cuba. But we are content. It would not be better if you walk down Habana seeing three tourists and one Cubano. We know this is not a perfect society or government but there's no perfection. Blockade or not we don't care. They are living a life built of money and things, but we enjoy a life with values and people we care." An answer given by a university personnel during our orientation. I almost applauded. Cuban pride and optimism makes the island an ideal model of communism, in a way.