A trip to Cuban past in pictures

Posted: 24-Feb-16 16:20

When people are traveling to Cuba, many of them said that it's just like going back in time. The building designs are very old; it is a place you have to visit if you are a vintage style lover. Taking the building design aside, when you reach Cuba, you will see cars that you won't be able to find in your home country. To add it up, traveling to Cuba is not as scary as it used to be anymore. Many people are now traveling there to get a whiff of their vintage style.

A trip to Cuban past in pictures

After you arrive in Cuba, you will see that vintage style everywhere. Having a vintage design in almost everything there, starting from the building design and the best is you could see a car that has been long gone in a well-developed country such as Cadillac taxi, pristine Ford and many more.

Since U.S. imposed an economy blockade on Cuba, it became impossible for Cuba to get new cars from America or even the spare parts for the current cars that was already in Cuba.

As part of a series of articles about antique cars that Travel Leisure is releasing in the last couple of weeks, the Assistant Digital Editor of this magazine, Melanie Lieberman, has shared 14 unique photos to inspire travellers to go to Cuba.

Undoubtedly, it is a tough nut to crack to keep those antique cars running; the age of the car is almost 50 to 60 years old. To tackle this problem, Cubans have to learn how to improvise. Otherwise, the car won’t be able to run.

The article highlight how that Cadillac taxi holidaymakers see running the streets are in is likely running from a German or Japanese engine. By using hand-built part and mismatch innards is how the Cubans keep their entire antique car running as in their former glory.

Besides, one can go to Cuba and don’t try any of these cars to reach Cuba without having a ride in their antique Cadillac Taxi anyway. These antique cars are one of the main forces that attract travellers to come and have a taste of their vintage atmosphere there and unlike the modern car nowadays, the antique cars in Cuba come in many colours.

So it could really be an eye candy for someone who is into car with vintage style. Nowadays, everyone can travel to Cuba without being afraid and they would get the feel of the Cuban vintage style.


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