Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cubans hitch their wagon to a pink camel

The big, lumbering pink vehicle is known as a Camello, or Camel. These boys hitched a ride behind the Camello as it traveled west toward Havana.
Camellos, which can carry hundreds of passengers, were a fixture in Havana for many years. Chinese buses replaced them, but you can still find Camellos in some of the provinces outside Havana.
Cubans joke that Camellos have everything you find in an R-rated movie: Sex, violence and foul language. That's because men grope the women, thieves pick pockets and purses, and passengers swear like crazy.

5 comments:

Armienne said...

Incredible. A human chain.

Tracey Eaton said...

It is incredible, isn't it? And they were going at least 45 to 50 miles per hour.

Lilas Conuts said...

Hello from Nouméa
Great photos, thanks for sharing

Tracey Eaton said...

Thanks!

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