It was stunning, literally. In this world unfamiliar to us, there were no stores. There was no Encanta, no Tropico or Figurin, no Imperio. There were also no Starbucks, of course, or The Gap. The only display on the old shop window was a small poster, announcing upcoming festivities. In just a few days, Cubans would be celebrating the 47th anniversary of the 26th of July Movement.