Most people are familiar with the fact that Cuba has lots of old American cars.
They haven’t imported any new cars from the U.S. since 1962 when a general embargo was put into place.
There are newer cars from other countries like Russia.
Under the hoods of the America classics are Russian and Chinese engines.
Many cars are used for taxi services.
Some taxis are painted like a regular yellow cab. Even though these cabs have meters the usual procedure is to agree on the price of the fare before getting in.
One type of yellow cab is a Cocotaxi which is basically a fiberglass shell around a scooter. We were cautioned not to use this dangerous form of transportation.
A tour around Havana for an hour and a half or so costs about 20 CUC ($20). Cubans are happy and proud to show off their capital city. A gallon of gas is about $4.
We had fun riding in the vintage cars but, without air conditioning and seatbelts, we’re glad to have something newer at home.
Have you ever ridden in a sidecar?