Every time I go to another province and say where I live, people start making jokes. All of them making reference to our alleged foolishness.
But what people should know for sure is that I live in a land where people is so kind that are capable of offering their house, food, bed to a stranger.
It is a land with so much green that its inhabitants always have a feeling of hope and turn complicated situations into incredible anecdotes.
It is a land of great personalities, but also of common people who love every street, every piece of history, every scent.
A land of calm, with an indescribable strength and the innocent of the countrymen, the spark of the city dweller, the sincere kindness of the children, the fresh air of the youth and the experience of the elders. We are easygoing by nature and feel lucky of being offspring of this land. We appreciate the beauty of our sceneries, repairers of the marks left by time, builders of a better future, eternal dreamers, and restless fighters. We are a lot of things, but above all and without any regrets we will always be "pinareños". We are Pinar.
About the Author
Licenciada en Periodismo en la Universidad Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca de Pinar del Río, Cuba