Sancti Spiritus roadtrip

Central Cuba’s Sancti Spiritus

 Its quiet, well-kept provincial city. Just south, on the coast is the town of Trinidad, a UNESCO world heritage site. 

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Sancti Spiritus photos

Located more or less in the center of Cuba, The capital city of was founded in 1518.

Bicitaxi

Pedicabs make a big comeback in Cuba

Havana bicitaxis are confined to Havana Vieja and Centro Havana only, but its by far the best way to get around and move goods and people. And its green!

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Havana bicitaxis culture

All of the taxis are custom-made in Havana using available materials, or scraps from other vehicles. lately, with the boom in tourism, the drivers are doing well, and beginning to invest in they cabs by tricking them out with bright paint, lights and even music.

When you spend a lot of time walking around Havana, certain themes begin to emerge. The bike tax culture is one I’ve been attracted to lately. There are repair centers and indoor lots the drivers pay to park their cabs in overnight – complete with 24 hour guards. We have a family-me3mber in the business, and had many opportunities to visit the storage garages and see what taxis are for sale.

Textures

The tropical sun wreaks havoc on everything it touches, but produces surprising artistic results.

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Havana textures photos

 

Havana Centro

The heart of Havana.

Just outside the old city walls, Centro is the most densely populated area in Cuba. Tightly packed streets, grand churches, and 450 years of architecture, all in easy walking distance.

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Havana Centro photos

Havana Vedado

Compared to the tight streets of Central Havana, Vedado is a lush suburb with grand house and broad streets.  But in easy walking distance th the city center. Vedado is the 1920’s era neighborhood of Havana and also where the modern hotels and casinos were built in the 1950s.

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Vedado Havana photos

The University of Havana is also here and it sits on top of the hilly part of the city.

Custom Rides

The wide variety of custom  transportation in Cuba

Creativity abounds when it comes to a vehicle in Cuba. Either one was passed down through the family from the 1950s or you take spare parts and build one yourself.

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Cuban custom vehicles

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