Last year, I embarked on the journey of my lifetime: a two-week trip to Europe with my best friend Pablo (Max, el Viajero, in Youtube).

I had been dreaming about visiting Europe since I was 17 when my aunt gifted me a travel magazine about Vienna. Living in Cuba, I never thought I could ever go there.

But 20 years later, my dream came true: I finally got to experience all of Europe's beauty, culture, and history.

My Europe trip was filled with one incredible experience after another. In two weeks, Pablo and I visited nine countries. We included some of the most iconic sites, from the Colosseum in Rome to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The classics. It was an awe-inspiring experience.

Everywhere I went, friendly faces and fascinating stories surrounded me. By the third country, I realized I needed to create a powerful visual and emotional narrative of my trip.

I was in awe of the stunning architecture, the breathtaking landscapes, the incredible food, and the vibrant cultures. I could feel the ancient history. As a professional portrait photographer, I wanted to document the people, the places, and the feelings.... and I did.

When I look at these photos, the memories and experiences are still as vivid and meaningful as ever.

It was a unique and powerful experience that I will never forget.

PS- If you plan a trip to Europe, check my friend Pablo's Youtube channel for excellent travel tips and the video of our Europe adventures.

Rome, Italy

Vatican City

Paris, France

Brussels, Belgium

Hekelingen, Spijkenisse and Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Berlin, Germany

Praha, Czech Republic

Wien, Austria

Bratislava, Slovakia

Madrid, Spain