Photographer's Note

During an excursion with a guide, we had some minutes to go around in Ciego de Avila downtown, the capital of the province with the same name. There are beautiful buildings there!

We went to some of the shops most of them have always a guardian at the door. In some of them, people have to wait someone to leave in order to be allowed to enter.

As souvenirs, we often find products with the standard face of Che Guevara. The options for daily life products are very limited. I went to some shops of varieties and there were no varieties, only the strictly necessary. I think it is probably normal in a communist country?!?!? I had never been in a place like this before, I can't say much.

I'm not giving my opinion about it, I'm only presenting facts I've seen. But I have not been everywhere in Cuba; I visited only some places in the province of Ciego de Avila. Maybe in Havana it is different, I don't know... Those who have been there could tell us ;-)

In the streets, people were friendly, but some of them have harassed us or they asked for our hats, or for money. But there were no thieves; we were safe with our cameras, for example.

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