President Obama lifted travel restrictions for Cuban Americans a couple of weeks ago, and since then travel is booming. A 2004 Bush administration policy allowed US residents with family in Cuba to travel to the island only once every three years. Now, those with relatives are free to go. The general American population still must observe an all-out ban on travel.
There are signs that this might change. US officials held talks with Cuban diplomats in Washington DC this week, to discuss taking further steps to improve relations between the neighboring rivals. Permission for US residents to visit the island could come soon!
Still, you can't book your ticket today, so take a look at some scenes from Cuban life. These pictures are pretty, but it's safe to assume that life is hard for many people in this impoverished country.