Cienfuegos, Cuba



Cuba Hey.

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Collective taxi “botero” coming down Calzada San Miguel de Padron in Havana.

Got a screw loose?

 Cuba visitors smile and recognize the scene. The pre-revolutionary US type wrecks is kept running with the help of Cuban ingenuity and spare parts from all kind of cars Russian, Korean, Japanese… you name it.

Photo taken in Santiago de Cuba. December 24  2004.


The wreck

Scene from Havana january 2008.


Sightseeing Havana!

If you feel like a different sightseeing tour in Havana I would recommend you to put out your hand when a “Botero” passes by!

This is a collective taxi, almost always an old US made prerevolutionary wreck that runs along a fixed route.  The price is next to nothing but the experience can be worth a lot.

The Boteros are not supposed to pick up tourists but they do anyway!!