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Cuba Day Cinco — Sunday

March 7, 2011

Previous day: Cuba Day Cuatro — Saturday

9:42 Too bad Peugeot and Citroën are not sold in Canada. They are fun little cars.


10:17 To get to and from the island with many of the hotels in Santa Clara area, one has to drive on an amazing man-made causeway. Peaceful.


11:23 I was shocked to see, how many horses are still used as transportation in Cuba!


11:49 Main means of transportation in real Cuba: bicycles, horses, ancient mopeds, old Russian and American cars. I’ve never seen so many old Russian cars in my life! Truck, big trucks, tractors, you name it.


13:15 Cuban people are very friendly not just in the hotel, but everywhere. One of the best memories from the trip – whenever the local see you standing with the map, they would offer help with directions in no time; and often would actually walk you where you need to get. They would do their best recommending free parking, a good restaurant, and so on. Real hospitality!


13:41 Cubans are much more polite and respectful, than a vast majority of Turkish or Egyptian population.


13:48 Unfortunately, system’s failure shows everyone in this Caribbean paradise.


14:05 Real Cuba – Santa Clara suburbs.


14:17 Real Cuba – Santa Clara downtown, a rock band getting ready for the concert.


14:19 real Cuba – Santa Clara centreville. Prettiest building I’ve seen.


14:47 Cuban road signs have been places!


14:58 Are those bike tires on this guy’s car??


15:27 I guess, that’s pretty close to how paradise must look.


15:32 I couldn’t have resisted the temptation to try out the local gravel. By the way, our little Peugeot 206 has a pretty sporty setup and a lot of rear brake biased, which makes it very easy to turn.


16:17 Roadside message from nations father Fidel Castro.


16:31 Thank you Cuba, for a short glimpse of paradise in the middle of a long winter!


Next day: Cuba Day Seis — Monday

9:42 Too bad Peugeot and Citron are not sols in Canada. They are fun little cars.






10:17 To get to and from the island with many of the hotels in Santa Clara area, one has to drive on an amazing man-made causeway. Peaceful.

11:23 I was shocked to see, how many horses are still used as transportation in Cuba!

11:49 Main means of transportation in real Cuba: bicycles, horses, ancient mopeds, old Russian and American cars. I’ve never seen so many old Russian cars in my life! Truck, big trucks, tractors, you name it.

13:15 Cuban people are very friendly not just in the hotel, but everywhere. One of the best memories from the trip – whenever the local see you standing with the map, they would offer help with directions in no time; and often would actually walk you where you need to get. They would do their best recommending free parking, a good restaurant, and so on. Real hospitality!

13:41 Cubans are much more polite and respectful, than a vast majority of Turkish or Egyptian population.

13:48 Unfortunately, system’s failure shows everyone in this Caribbean paradise.

14:05 Real Cuba – Santa Clara suburbs.

14:17  Real Cuba – Santa Clara downtown, a rock band getting ready for the concert.

14:19 real Cuba – Santa Clara centreville. Prettiest building I’ve seen.

14:47 Cuban road signs have been places!

14:58 Are those bike tires on this guy’s car??

15:27 I guess, that’s pretty close to how paradise must look.

15:32 I couldn’t have resisted the temptation to try out the local gravel. By the way, our little Peugeot 206 has a pretty sporty setup and a lot of rear brake biased, which makes it very easy to turn.

16:17 Roadside message from nations father Fidel Castro.

16:31 Thank you Cuba, for a short glimpse of paradise in the middle of a long winter!

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