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Old Posted Jan 19, 2020, 3:34 PM
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A very quick trip to celebrate a few milestones with some old friends.















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Ah...the life.



















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Famous, too busy, pass


Very famous, feet hurt, pass




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Can one buy a vintage car for $200 and drive it back to the U.S. and sell it for $20,000?
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2020, 1:11 AM
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Many/most of them are patchwork.
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Me gusta mucho. Gracias.
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Nice pictures!

What did you do to get into the country? Did you have a tourist visa? Was it something else?
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Nice pictures!

What did you do to get into the country? Did you have a tourist visa? Was it something else?
He's Canadian. He, like everyone else, can visit Cuba without a problem. Only US citizens can't. It totally sucks for us, because of our own stupid foreign policy.

And yes, nice pictures!
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2020, 5:59 PM
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^bingo.

I highly recommend a visit to Havana, but keep your spidey-sense up.
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Damn Ian, you're on a roll! A great photo roll. Nice to see the cliche of the patchwork survival of the great American cruiser cars in Cuba is as true as the import of cheap newer Chinese ones seems to be as well. Btw, does anyone know the current state of use of the US embassy there? That's one sweet mid-century modernist building to me!
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He's Canadian. He, like everyone else, can visit Cuba without a problem. Only US citizens can't. It totally sucks for us, because of our own stupid foreign policy.

And yes, nice pictures!
Is it possible to enter Cuba from another country than the USA or you can not visit period if you are a resident?
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Can one buy a vintage car for $200 and drive it back to the U.S. and sell it for $20,000?
Many, if not most of those cars are probably heavily modified, especially underneath the hood. Because these cars are American, there aren't parts readily available. Many of them are diesels and some of them have been retrofitted with engines from Korea, China, and Russia. Also, many of them are rusted out, due to the salt and just being down near the ocean. They still look pretty sharp, though!!
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Awesome pictures!! I love a good Cuban thread!!
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Havana blew me away when I went there. I love how the urban fabric has been preserved at a time when other countries were demolishing their cities to make way for the car. I didn't like Revolution Square though, one giant parking lot in the middle of nowhere. That portion of the tour I was in was a waste of time.
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I plan to visit my parent's homeland someday.
Thanks for the pics.
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Can one buy a vintage car for $200 and drive it back to the U.S. and sell it for $20,000?
Or just sail it to Florida...



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Old Posted Mar 4, 2020, 5:24 PM
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nice pics here and great to see cuba again.

hopefully you stayed with friends or arranged a casa particular and did not stay anywhere that is well known to directly fund the brutal dictatorship:

https://www.state.gov/cuba-sanctions...ember-19-2019/


otherwise, of course everyone should go to cuba, especially americans, its an amazing place and the people are great hosts.
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