Cuba, Castro, Che and lust for life – This and much more belong together, without a doubt. I travelled to Cuba for the first time in April 2007 and it will never get out of your mind: Gorgeous, kilometre-long almost unspoiled sandy beaches, sugar cane fields, banana plantations, jungle areas, swamplands, and of course the people who often live in humble dwellings. Cuba is not only an island in geographical terms; to me it felt like an open-air-museum in which the clocks tick considerably slower. The rest of the story shall be told by my photos.