Old cars, cigars and socialism.

With my trip drawing to a close I decided to fly via the socialist island country of Cuba to see what Fidel was up to. Time limits left me only a week to explore so I decided to spend it all in the cultural capital of Havana listening to music, drinking rum and smoking some cigars. However I timed it pretty poorly as Venezuelan socialist president Hugo Chavez passed away whilst I was there and the Cuban government thought it was a good idea to enforce national mourning by taking away the privileges of drinking and playing music for 3 or 4 days. Exploring the back streets of Havana was pretty intriguing none the less, so here is some proof.

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Getting moist walking the malecon into Havana Vieja.

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El Capitolio.

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I don’t even like smoking but these look super enticing.

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Still running.

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Shiny American exterior, rusty USSR interior.

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John lennon chilling in John Lennon Park. It turned out the glasses on this statue had been stolen so many times that the city had employed a full time security guard for the park who kept the glasses in his pocket and placed them on John whenever someone approached it for a photo. Considering that a doctor in Cuba earns less than $50 a month I wonder what he pulls in.

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Funky sky.

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Dressing dogs was common even with the Caribbean heat.

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Old town shells.

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Sleeping perros.

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Old pinky.

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My kind of vehicle.

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Sunset over the river mouth.

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Fity-cent collectivos were the greatest.

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Fancy cadillacs.

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They just love America.

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An old woolworths post nationalisation. The product selection inside was a bit depressing.

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Late night shooting comps at the local air rifle range.

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A mouse riding a dog, pretty standard.

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