Cuba

  2016-08-12


Having gone to one of the best destinations I’ve probably ever been to, I felt the need to document it in a more formal way. I was inspired by the Cuban culture and vibrant life to record some of the sights I’d seen.

I like the achitecture of buildings. Once they were part of the finery of Havana, but since then, people don’t have the money to upkeep this kind of large building, hence its appearance.

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There was a place where dogs were wearing tags - apparently, it is to stop dog theft. These dogs chased a guy down the road and then came back to their bar.

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Again, the contrast of poor versus rich.

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This is the national trade building. If your company outside wants to trade within or with Cuba, they must report here and create the agreement. The agreement is weighted heavily in favour of the government (51%).

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We climbed the tower at Church of St. Francis.

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There appears to be an architectural design where buildings (these are typically hotels) have an atrium in the middle to allow light but also fresh air.

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A guy built this for his wife as a birthday present. It’s now a hotel.

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Ernest Hemmingway’s room - this is a fishing competition that he held alongside Fidel.

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The cathedral.

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_Some propaganda from the Revolution Museum (which is held in the pre-revolution presidential house)._

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Floridita- the home of Daiquiri.

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Lots of houses suffer from flooding when there is a hurricane. These houses typically aren’t fixed, but people still continue to live in them. This is espeically true of houses that are down side streets (a house on the sea front is more likely to be fixed quickly as the government know that tourist are more likely to see them).

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