Cuba – October 2015

Is Cuba changing?

I think so. Most of the change benefits the government. More hotel rooms becoming available, better air service to the island, and better food will bring in more tourist dollars to the military. (lest we forget ….  military=government).

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First Glimpse of the Island
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Boeing 737-800 Eastern Air Line Charter Arriving in Havana. Nothing like flying in comfort.

 

However, the recent creation of wi-fi hotspots around Havana benefits anyone with a phone or computer. Cubans are now able to purchase pre-paid sim cards (?)  for their phones. They use them to video chat with relatives and friends throughout the world. The cards are not cheap, but people find the money somewhere.

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People in the park on Calle San Rafael taking advantage of the wi-fi signal. In the evening there are hundreds of people in this one park alone.
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Wi -Fi in the park.

Of course, lots of things are still the same.

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Outside the airport taxis wait for fares.
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Busy Streets in Old Havana
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Pedicabs and “Cafeterias”
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Street Vendors

 

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Of Course, Old American Cars

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