Chapter 5 of the journey will be brief. This includes just a few snaps taken on our way back to Havana, and local to our hotel in Havana, for our overnight stay before travelling on to Cienfuegos on the next day.
This looked like family transport to me and I guess this was a refuelling stop. This picture also reminded me that it is not unusual to find a horse drawn wagon in the fast lane of a motorway in Cuba.
I grabbed this shot as it is typical of the mechanised transport in Cuba. The truck modified as a bus would be used for commuter transport over fair distances, whilst the tricycle taxi is common around town.
I can’t remember the name of this church, but it was quite close to the Hotel Occidental Miramar and could be seen from our room. What struck me was the large size of it.
Don’t say that there are no elephants in Cuba. Here is proof that there are. In fact, the sculptures are made from the scrap steel, from cars I think, once they are past ongoing recycling as cars. The young Cuban boy was very fascinated by these elephant sculptures, playing amongst them for some time.
Not a ‘Pink Cadillac’, but just another Shiny Chevy. They must have the facility for re-chrome plating somewhere in Cuba. I wonder how expensive it is.
The next Chapter will be from our time in the south of the island. I may not be able to produce it for a couple of weeks. Please check back.