Cuban Taxi to Airport

I think a friend of a friend was making big money to take my Norwegian friends to the Airport.



There is a pure strain of naïve and silly tourist in Cuba; the white people here swallow whole all the prices given to them by Cuban people. It is common to say,
“The Cubans make 20 CUC in a month.”

Then pay them to do a service where they make 10 CUC in one hour, the tourist do not understand the value of money, they live and die with the thought. This is cheaper than I pay in my country, never understanding how irresponsible and inflationary it is to overpay. Cuba has been preserved by Castro, not saved, but preserved.

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Havana Habana Cuba Saturday, Monday, December 7, 2009
By Andres Hidalgo with editing
Travel Gear
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My Norwegian friends are in love with Cuba. When a person loves a country, the see beauty in everything, and realism takes a back seat. As we took a 4 CUC taxi from Habana Vieja to Vedado area she looked at the seawall on the Malecon and says,
“This is beautiful, I will miss it.”
She has been to Cuba eight times, she has been robbed four times.

I said, you truly love this place, when a person could look at this horrible stretch of seawall, water that is jet black, polluted, with a perimeter of almost deserted building, and say this. I has to be love; the Malecon is a two when ten is beautiful. I want to invite her to see Cartagena, Colombia, it is obvious there is no status in going to Colombia, she must stay safe, even though the world is safe. I do not see the big deal, Cuban are mostly Black, they are not European, just a mix of slaves and Spanish trying to be European.

Cuban Taxi to Airport