Sunday, October 28, 2007

Havana Crunch

Staying with Havana, this picture from Tony. There is so little traffic in Havana, cars being hard to come by, that an accident must be an unusual event. Your'e more likely to see broken down vehicles being worked-upon by their owners and I came to the conclusion that every Cuban male is an expert motor mechanic, capable of repairing any vehicle with some string, wire and tobacco leaves and help from passers-by.

I see that the city is on the BBC news this morning having won a United Nations award for its restoration programme. There's an awful lot still to do, as you can see from my photos.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check out the Voodoo number plate ?

Dick Rubin said...

'I came to the conclusion that every Cuban male is an expert motor mechanic, capable of repairing any vehicle with some string, wire and tobacco leaves and help from passers-by.'

Replace Cuban with Thanetian.

Anonymous said...

anona again!

I can recognise the similarity of the Cuban/Thanet vehicles.
The Cuban tobacco leaves, however, might be subsidised with the Thanet Marijuana plant leaves.
That is where the main difference lies.

Tony Beachcomber said...

After I took the photograph I asked our tour guide what will happen next. His reply was " He will claim on his insurance ". Some things never change.

Anonymous said...

The comparison to Thanet ends there ... quelle insurance.