A nation with so much history. Slave trade, colonisation, playground for the rich. Finally, legendary 'revolutionary heroes' Che Guevara and Fidel Castro threw out the rich landlords who lived off the backs of the Cubans and created a socialist state. A nuclear missile crisis averted. The country boasts free medicine, education and enough food for all. But the cost of isolation from trade can be seen in the faded grandeur, the now-desirable 1950's cars, and the concrete cancer consuming some of the buildings. Even so, this tiny country boasts an enviable diversity and a joie de vivre that is infectious.