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On a recent trip to Cuba, it was “A Blast From The Past” and a fun and exciting experience for Denise and I as we arrived in the Havana airport parking lot. There we entered another time period as old 1950s (plus or minus) Classic American cars passed before our eyes. They were taxis, private hires and privately owned old American cars and they were still in active use. As we toured Cuba, we saw more of these cars. So here, for your enjoyment, is a sample of of those cars we viewed in Cuba.

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On our recent legal cultural exchange tour to Cuba with Insight Cuba, we remember the following incidents, experiences and moments:

—-  Our first incredible exciting experience of stepping through a time warp into the Havana Airport parking lot and seeing the vintage1950’s Classic American cars working as taxis and private hire.

—–  Learning that the color of the license plate on these old classic cars indicated what the car was used for taxi, private hire, diplomat, private etc.

—-  Eating the same Cuban tourist food of shredded cabbage-sliced tomatoes/cucumbers without dressing, delicious grilled chicken, rice sprinkled with black bean pieces and delicious ice cream/pudding everyday of the tour.

—-  Hearing Cuban music everywhere we went.

—-  Drinking Mojitos, Cuba Libras or Cuban Beer every day.

—-  Riding in the “hard as a rock” back seat of an original 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible along the Malecon (seaside boulevard) for $10 with no seat belts – another “time machine” experience .

—-  Our $5 ride in a yellow “Coco” motor-scooter-tricycle without seatbelts along the Malecón and nearly falling out every time we turned the corner.

—-  Eating every lunch and dinner in open air restaurants.

—- Traveling with Denise, who enjoyed Cuba as much as I did, and who helped with every situation graciously, calmly and intelligently, making Cuba a totally enjoyable success for both of us.

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