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04.04.2014 - Pink-flagged

(This post, Pink-flagged, originally appeared on The Happiness Experiment on April 4, 2014.)

“Why were you only in Cuba for one night?” a fourth Cuban airport official asked me, as if I had been lying to the first three, one of which was flipping through every page of my passport for the third time, another of which was writing a report with my name on it, and the last of which was going off in a frenzy of Spanish that I could only assume translated to something along the lines of, “This chick is either crazy or drug trafficking, and I’m betting on the second.” (If they only knew they were holding up a girl who didn’t know MDMA and ecstasy are the same thing until two months ago.)

“I felt like going to the beach,” I shrugged.… Read More