Recently returned from my trip to Cuba, and wanted to share the experience with others.

While we were waiting in the ridiculously long line to exchange money at the airport, I ran across the street to snap a few pics of some cars just sitting in the parking lot. Good start to the trip

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For the most part the majority of cars are older in Cuba, but they do have newer cars running around too. I saw quite a few newer Hyundai’s being driven, and not just the yellow taxi’s. Also saw a lot of Lada’s and Geely’s.

Photo dump below of all the rest of the cars seen throughout the trip:

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In the front parking lot of the Revolution Museum they had some cool outlines of cars and a helicopter. See if you can spot what they are (first one is interesting):

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Took a tour of Havana in some classic taxi cars:

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One of the cabbie’s was happy to show he still had the original V8 engine. A lot of the cars have been swapped over to diesel 4 cylinders. The smell of diesel is always present around the city.

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Back to pics of other cars around Havana.

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*Being a car enthusiast is helpful if you are looking for a cab in Havana. Whenever I was checking out the multitude of old cars on the street I would constantly get honked at and asked if I needed a taxi. (Sorry, no I don’t need a taxi, I was just checking out your car, please continue on so I can stare some more and try to take pictures)

Also, I didn’t wear a seatbelt the entire time in Cuba, and not by choice as I don’t think I saw any of the older cars equipped with them anymore. But everybody that even touched a motorcycle had a helmet on! Even when it was Dad driving with kid sandwiched between him and mom on the back of the bike, they all had helmets on. So good on the government for that law being followed by everyone.

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Overall it was a great trip and truly a mecca for older cars (caught a sweet ride in a ‘48 Hudson). I’m glad we went when we did, you can tell they are preparing for an influx of tourists and I’m sure it will be quite busy and more modern the next time we go.