Ahh Cuba, so quaint to visit, so hard to live in. A land where tourists take photos around every picturesque corner and the locals can only hope for a regime change so they too can experience the world like we can…
One of the best things you can do is rent a taxi for a couple of hours and get the driver to show you around
I spent a weekend in Havana, Cuba a few years ago and this is the amazing scene that played out before me…
There’s all sorts of modes of transport to get around Havana
Because these 1950s and 60s Chevys are not all that reliable!
I love this photo the most with the soccer game in the background
If not soccer then baseball on the streets of Havana
I just happened upon this little lad waiting for his dad
Patriotic graffiti in a jungle park
Apartment living is not as salubrious as is could be
Make sure you visit Old Havana, the original part of the city
Wander the narrow streets past bars blaring local music to try the best mojito in town
This bronze of Ernest Hemingway is at El Floridita, a 100 year old credited for inventing the frozen daiquiri – and where Hemingway hung out on a daily basis
Che fans are everywhere. This guy is selling art and souvenirs
Just about every tourist to Cuba has taken a pic of this lady with the stogie – it’s how she earns her living
The streets of Havana during siesta
Havana sits on the sea front and fish is plentiful here
The ‘American Interesting Office’ is their embassy, I was told. The flags out the front represent each Cuban who died trying to reach Florida as refugees
And across the road are these billboards explaining just how they feel about the Americans!
Che Guevara is their hero
The entry to the Partagas cigar factory where you can watch them being hand rolled – and buy some!
Music is everywhere inside and out
These two are also earning money from tourists taking their photos, but at $1 how could you walk past??
This walkway had kids playing ball games and older people telling yarns while music blared from surrounding houses
The scene beside the walkway. I just love all the action in this photo – it’s like a movie set!
My two favourite ladies 🙂