- Patrick Oppmann first visited Cuba in 1994, fulfilling his grandfather's dream
- Then, few people would guess he was an American tourist
- Now, the changes are coming thick and fast
This article was originally published in August 2016.
Havana, Cuba (CNN)As the Cubana flight touched down in Havana, the passengers around me broke into raucous applause. It was not polite "nice landing" or "glad we finally arrived" clapping, but the kind of full-throated cheering usually reserved for a last-minute goal at the World Cup.