36 Photos From The Cuban Time Machine

Over our time in Cuba, the biggest takeaway for us wasn’t the beauty of the countryside or the amazing car museum that is Havana, but the divide between tourists and locals.

On one side, there is the tourists with mojitos and cigars and on the other, Cubans are slowly crawling out from under the trade embargo rock.

Related post: The best places to Visit in Cuba

Through these photos we have tried to capture this double-sided reality and show you what the real Cuba is like. Little technology, bad food, iconic cars and everyday street life.

Welcome To Life In Cuba

For a more detailed guide on the ins-and-outs of Cuba take a look at our guide for backpacking in Cuba.

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By |2017-01-11T16:13:13+00:00June 9th, 2016|Categories: Caribbean, Cuba, Photo Journal|Tags: , |4 Comments

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A twenty-something x engineer who loves eating strange things, jumping off things, can be a little OCD about most things and loves trying to make his travels as cheap as possible!


  1. Z Court June 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Great post! Keep up for good work. I
    Have back packed around Cuba on 2 occasions. Last winter I had the opportunity to visit the country for 5 weeks by sailboat which was an eye opener to say the least. There are surprises around every corner! Can’t wait to go back

  2. leeeummm June 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Sounds like an awesome trip and Im glad you’ve enjoyed Cuba that much 🙂

  3. Arianwen June 12, 2016 at 11:47 am

    It looks lovely! I spent a lot of time in Latin America and now regret not having made it across to Cuba!

  4. leeeummm June 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    There is still time to get there before it changes!

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