Cuban Transportation

Cuba is known for it’s collection of Classic American cars still being used as daily transportation and here in Trinidad you will find many in pristine condition.  Well, that’s not all they use. It turns out the locals use a variety of methods to get around.

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I found this classic Chevy parked on a cobblestone street and immediately set up to take some photos. I was shooting away when a local man trotted by riding atop a horse. Now normally I don’t like it when someone steps into my photographs but I liked the idea of the horse next to the classic Chevy. Now where else are you ever going to see something like that?

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Now here is something else you don’t see everyday. A classic car with a horse-drawn carriage passing by. But here you see it all the time.

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I happened to be visiting Trinidad during their annual May Day festivities. This is a big deal here and thousands gather to celebrate in national festivities. Kind of like Bastille Day in France or Super Bowl Sunday in the U.S.A. There was a grand parade and I found these kids traveling via donkey. All three were very photogenic but I couldn’t get them all to look at the camera at the same time.

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I saw this older man riding around town on his horse one morning. I was sitting in a park taking a break when he also stopped by. I took a few quick photos and waved at him as a sign of thanks. He just nodded back and rode off. Like all good cowboys, he was a man of few words.

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This was the bakery next door to the bed & breakfast I was staying at. Every morning people stopped by to pick up warm fresh bread for the day. Whoever owned this bike seemed like they had a lot of bread to carry back home. I don’t blame them. I was eating it eat every day and it was mighty good.

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