Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The famous Cuban classic cars

The tour bus stopped at the Plaza de la RevoluciĆ³n

Not much to see at this plaza except the old classic cars waiting to take the tourists for a spin or at least make a couple CUC's for a photo opportunity.

 One can see the pride of their car in the owners' eyes, they lovingly wipe and polish away every speck of dust inside and out.

 Our tour guide explained most classic cars are privately owned, but they are expensive to keep, so the cars have to 'work for their living' as taxis or tourist rides.

 And away from the fancy cars, a little egg-shaped taxi is waiting in a corner of the parking area.  We were told it is a Cocotaxi since the shape reminds of a coconut (a coconut? or rather a football helmet? o.O).  These three-wheelers are state-owned and mainly meant for the tourists to tour Havana.

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