Old 07-02-2019   #121
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Old 07-02-2019   #122
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Barajagua, Holguin, Cuba: local picking up his kids from school as he does everyday. Horses are normal transportation in Cuba because they are inexpensive to use needing no petrol. Few Cubans can afford a halter or saddle but do fine with a rope and a blanket.

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Here is a little photo story about some of the various modes of transportation seen around the one block downtown area of Cueto, the small town in eastern Cuba where I live part time. (13 photos)


























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Old 07-03-2019   #124
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What an engrossing story that is!. Thank you for posting.
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Old 07-03-2019   #125
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What an engrossing story that is!. Thank you for posting.
yes, makes me want to visit Cuba


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What an engrossing story that is!. Thank you for posting.
Pentudlian and Kuuan: thanks. Transportation for Cubans has been a real problem for decades. However, their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and social structure of sharing seems to bridge the gap. There are many who will use any sort of personal transportation as a business to deal with the overflow that official transport vehicles cannot handle. And, by law, any government vehicle of any type with available seating it required to give others a ride. I have had vehicles from school buses to police cars stop to give me a ride. Hitchhiking is commonplace even for young single females. I have ridden in the cabs of locomotives, shared the seat in tractors, and ridden in the back of many horse drawn wagons.

Using Cuban transportation in small towns is a real cultural experience. Too bad most tourists never go beyond paying big bucks to have a guide drive them around Havana in a 1950's American convertible.
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Pentudlian and Kuuan: thanks. Transportation for Cubans has been a real problem for decades. However, their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and social structure of sharing seems to bridge the gap. There are many who will use any sort of personal transportation as a business to deal with the overflow that official transport vehicles cannot handle. And, by law, any government vehicle of any type with available seating it required to give others a ride. I have had vehicles from school buses to police cars stop to give me a ride. Hitchhiking is commonplace even for young single females. I have ridden in the cabs of locomotives, shared the seat in tractors, and ridden in the back of many horse drawn wagons.

Using Cuban transportation in small towns is a real cultural experience. Too bad most tourists never go beyond paying big bucks to have a guide drive them around Havana in a 1950's American convertible.

Bob thank you so much for the very educating and beautiful report. Makes me want to visit Cuba all that more again! Ojala mi espanol me ayudaria a disfrutar la gente, su cultura y sus modos de transporte



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