Viró Con Fichas

words and photos by Rachel Ford (@rachel4d) and Kyle Ford (@kyle4d)

"Viró con fichas" is a Cuban phrase that translates to "turned with the tiles." Derived from playing dominoes, perhaps Cuba's most noticeable pastime, the local expression means someone has done or said something unexpected. Having just 9 days exploring the island of Cuba, this sentiment of the unexpected was found around every corner. Amid the sensory overload that is Old Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, we captured some of our favorite moments.