American classic cars in Havana

In Monday's post I posted a picture of Red Buick in Havana as an example of the good condition most of these cars were in. The question is why are there so many vintage cars in Havana? Well to answer that you have to go back to two years after the Cuban revolution - 1962. … Continue reading American classic cars in Havana

Yank tanks in Havana

You know before I went to Havana, I had heard that the place was full of American vintage cars but until I saw it with my own eyes I didn't realise how many! Almost every car was a 'yank tank". What I also didn't expect was the condition of them. A collector of vintage cars … Continue reading Yank tanks in Havana

Che Guevara in Cuba

In Cuba the late Che Guevara is everywhere. On buildings, T shirts, posters and books to name just a few. His popularity seems from an outsiders point of view to be bigger than Fidel Castro's. Maybe dying young in pursuit of another cause creates martyrdom or maybe the many years of Castro's dictatorship has made … Continue reading Che Guevara in Cuba

A sleeping painter in the Paseo de Marti, Havana

In the midst of a city rich in culture and tradition lies the boulevard of Paseo de Marti, one of Havana's icons. Also called the Prado, the boulevard, initiated in 1772 and completed in 1852, stretches a kilometre southward and uphill from Parque Central to the mouth of the harbour. Being the city's most well-known thoroughfare inspired … Continue reading A sleeping painter in the Paseo de Marti, Havana