Transportation in Havana
As in all
has heard of the old 1950’s cars in
The other cars one sees are: lots of small old Ladas (Russian), newer small Asian cars e.g. Hyundai and even some Peugeots, but no high-end brands.
Taxis can be either government metered cars like the Hyundai - the ones that tourists are supposed to use and the most expensive. Next are the ‘private taxis’ where you negotiate a rate per trip. These could be one of the classic old American cars (price depending on the state of the car) and then the cheapest – the total rust-bucket Ladas that zoom around at crazy speeds. They do not seem to have any kind of official taxi license, are certainly not ‘road-worthy’ but the police ignore them. Again a kind of official acceptance of the ‘black market’.
tour buses for hotel guests and then government buses for locals that are very
cheap (about 2c
There is no aggression on the roads and the odd hoots are more indicative than anything else.
Today is my birthday and we are heading south to Cayo Levisa.