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.
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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
Watching the world go by while smoking a cigar in the back streets of Trinidad
What else does one do when they are next to a big Cuba sign. Smoke a Cigar.
Anyone for some fruit? Best way to buy food on the streets of Havana
Mariana was very keen to buy one of these books and learn a little more about Fidel through propaganda.
Just another 50's car rolling down the streets of Havana
A man in Mantanzas cleaning his pride and joy.
The strange world of the newly placed wifi in Plaza's around Cuba. It seemed the whole city was on its phone in one spot.
Cowboys still roaming the city streets in Trinidad. While old mate had fun out of meat and left a nice message to go the other store.
I think I'm an angry cowboy. Truth be told I'm neither.
The 2 staples for any tourist in Cuba. Cigars and Mojitos.
Getting ready to earn a few CUC on the Malecon in Havana
Beautiful Cuban tunes being played on the streets of Havana
Sowing the endless fields of tobacco in Vinales
Kids passing the day by with a few laughs in Havana
This is all Dominos will have to compete with soon in Cuba. Life will not be the same.
The final touches of learning how to make a Cuban cigar from scratch.
Some flowers to brighten the day in Havana
The streets of Trinidad away from the nice tourist square
The food situation is very bad for the local people of Cuba. People actually lining up to eat some of the worst pasta I've ever eaten.
It felt like half of Havana was on the Malecon fishing for their dinner
Watching government workers get on a packed local bus in Havana. No tourists are allowed on these buses.
Sitting back at a bar in Havana thinking who knows what.
The tourist trap that is La Bodeguita del Medi. Over priced mojitos and a lot of tourists.
Blue skies and blue cars. The streets of Trinidad were very entertaining
Another well kept 50's car rolling the streets in Havana.
The streets of Havana looking down to the Museum of the Revolution
The beautiful Malecon in Havana giving us another amazing sunset
The 3 Amigos playing for a few dollars every night on Havanas' beautiful Malecon
Walking the streets of Havana and you get great views of El Capitolio where ever you are
Even if you have no money, act like you're a king.
The train system in Cuba is shit. This the public transport option for people in Santa Clara....
The Cuban flag flying high in the Museum of the Revolution in Havana
This street art in Trinidad was one of only pieces we saw during our time in Cuba.
Kids looking at their TV in the streets of Trinidad
Not a bad way to pass the time on your lunch break.
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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