Things to do in Havana, Cuba.
Today we begin in our blog a new section we have called Things to do in…
Regardless our main page has an specific section for it, found it here: Sites of interest, we will try to dig a little deeper, and give you more details about some activities you can perform in many of the cities that we believe you should not miss during your stay in Cuba.
We begin with our first article Things to do in Havana, and more specifically, we will talk about a tour of the city in a classic American car.
The fact is that: Who does not like to enjoy a tour around this wonderful city in one of these cars?
Before the arrival of the Revolution with Fidel Castro, the relationship between Cuba and USA were very good, therefore Cuba was one of the first countries to enjoy the new models of cars that came to market in the United States.
After January 1st, 1959, these relations no longer exist and the importation of any article of American origin, including of course the cars and their components, were prohibited.
Since then the Cubans have learned to keep, at any cost, the operation of these vehicles. Task often almost impossible to achieve and only possible, among other things, because of the ingenuity of the Cubans, due to the lack of spare parts in the country.
With the fall of the socialist bloc, who until that moment practically helped and kept the Cuban economy, Cuba began to exploit tourism and just some years ago the government authorized Cubans to use these classic cars to offer tours and taxi services.
Most of these cars have been modified from inside, just because of the lack of spare parts. Usually a modern car diesel engine is installed, for example from Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, and other car manufacturers, in order to make them cheaper and more profitable.
In any case, make a tour on one of these “living dinosaur” is certainly a unique and unforgettable experience.
In our short program Andar la Havana, you can enjoy a tour of Havana of about 3 hours where you also will visit the most interesting sites in the city such as the Revolution Square, the neighbourhood of Vedado, the Malecón, and the Capitol, among others.
Visit our short program Andar La Habana here: Andar La Habana.
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