Cuba Series #4: Old Cars & Cigars

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Cuba.

Stuck in the 50’s with lots of old cars around. I thought maybe I would see a few, and I had heard that you could rent one to drive you around on a city tour for $35/hour, but I didn’t think they would be absolutely everywhere!  So many colors, in many stages of restoration and repair or pristine condition. I probably spent more than I should have to ride around in different cars, but it was so much fun.  Here are some of my favorite pics of the old cars.

Of course a visit to Cuba wouldn’t be complete without sampling the other well known activities.  The Cuban cigar, with the embargo, these have been coveted and smuggled for many years.  Now you can experience them. Take your choice of some of the most popular: Partagas, Cohibas, Punch, Romeo Y Julieta, Bolivars & Montecristos.  They are available all over the city, prices ranging from $4 each to $70 each. Every bar & restaurant will have at least a small selection to choose from. So take a break, grab a mojito or sangria, listen to some live music and smoke a cigar (or take one home to a friend).

Keep in mind there are 2 currencies; one for Cubans and one for tourists.  Some places will have prices listed in both. The tourist currency price will be listed in CUC.  Some places will take USD, but not many.  And you will have to check with your bank if your credit/debit card is available to be used yet in Cuba. Mine was not, so all the cash I carried in, is all I had, no access to any other money. Hopefully, over the next few months this will open more.

If you missed the others in this series, check them out: