Or at least more fun than hanging out with several thousand other broke kids wherever there is free music and cheap hot dogs.Going out with a foreigner can also be a way to help your family out.In the morning he is elated and she is still fucking gorgeous.Before she leaves she asks him if he has some extra money for a pair of shoes she really wants/for a birthday gift for her mother/for a ticket to visit her cousin in another town.Everyone knows this is going to be a short-term thing. Everyone knows that compared to the toned, bronzed local guys who can dance, sing, play percussion and cut sugar cane you’re pretty fucking lame. The problem with all this is that while it’s mostly just a bit of harmless slap and tickle with a new pair of shoes thrown in, the system is wide open to abuse.Cuba has long had a reputation for producing stunningly attractive men and women, but increasingly now it has a reputation for offering the kind of cheap strange that you’d never be able to get at home.As I tried to avoid eye contact with the errant gonad I realised that this guy, with his swagger and dangle, understood Cuba far better than I did.I was the one struggling to make sense of the place. When I went to Cuba, I didn’t know that everyone went there to get laid.
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 spelt serious problems for Cuba.Rule #3: Sex is not free, but prices are negotiable.In a country where health care and education are free and basic produce is covered by a ration card, wages are very low.For a time there was a kind of tourist apartheid going on.