Bubba, looking for a vacation in a cabana, ended up in Havana.
After my welcome drink mojito and a great lunch to go with it, I checked into my hotel. We were staying at the Meliá Cohiba. My window had a great view of the Malecón and the Galerias Paseo.
The big flower thing is a fountain that wasn’t working as it was under restoration. I’ve always heard that Cuba has some wonderful cars. It is true. They don’t have a lot but they have some real classics.
Some of the best ones are taxis and some are painted like taxis but I dunno.
It is amazing what a coat of paint can do for a car. Or to a car.
There is nothing like spending a day at the seaside in a convertible.
Then there were also these things. They kind of reminded me of Ducklings. The cars in the back look like something from Toon Town.
Most of these cars looked better at a distance. The brush stokes from the hand done paint jobs don’t show. While there is a high percentage of old cars in Havana, it is a high percentage of a small number of vehicles overall. Busses are always crowded to capacity.
In the country, where motor vehicles are a little scarcer, the bus system is still crowded but a little more informal.
I think they call it the Country Area Rapid Transit or CART.
Oddly enough, this bus came through empty right afterwards.
In any country you will always see those darn kids in their hot rods.
My friend, Kathy, decided to not wait for our transportation and took a local taxi back to our country hotel.
Many thanks to Marina and Spider for providing the pictures.