back to the Olden days in cuba. / by tina gonsalves

this is havana and the house where we stayed at. there was a restaurant five doors down. the person who owned the house was very nice. hugo and me had to share a single bed but i was use to it which was fantastic.

this is havana and the house where we stayed at. there was a restaurant five doors down. the person who owned the house was very nice. hugo and me had to share a single bed but i was use to it which was fantastic.

When we walk down the street there are always crumbling buildings like this one definitely not the ones in Australia the cars are really old here . In the early 60's there was a revolution and a man  called Castro took over the government. Cuba became Communist.In communism, the government owns every thing and every body works for him. 

every night we played UNO which was fun but hugo has to go to bed. But he just watches us play. We usually go to bed at 9:30. but i didn't like losing. I like to win. I like to play uno. 

every night we played UNO which was fun but hugo has to go to bed. But he just watches us play. We usually go to bed at 9:30. but i didn't like losing. I like to win. I like to play uno. 

The cars in Havana are very old. The insides are old as well, and they are broken apart but they still go. its hard to repair a car as in Cuba there a few shops to buy anything new. These cars are 60 years old, but they still work. They were very cool. We saw some amazing cars. There was this pink car that was awesome. The cars break down a lot. You can't buy new cars in Cuba, so they have to keep the old ones working. We hired an old car to get from place to place.

The streets in Havana are filled with people. Everyone plays on the street. they talk all the time. They like to sing and dance. They speak Spanish and the Spanish word for hello is hola plus the word thank you is gracias. It is pretty hot here. There are not many cars on the street as few people can afford to own a car.  There are few shops here - its hard to buy anything. The people are given beans and rice to eat, and vegetables, and a small amount of meat by the government. There is no signage selling anything. 

The streets in Havana are filled with people. Everyone plays on the street. they talk all the time. They like to sing and dance. They speak Spanish and the Spanish word for hello is hola plus the word thank you is gracias. It is pretty hot here. There are not many cars on the street as few people can afford to own a car.  There are few shops here - its hard to buy anything. The people are given beans and rice to eat, and vegetables, and a small amount of meat by the government. There is no signage selling anything. 

This is us sitting inside an old car. In front of us there is a bar to hang onto if we crash. There are no seat belts at all. Most people drive slow, but some fast. There are horses and carts on the road as well. There are lots of Cuban cowboys riding horses.

There was a big and small dog here. This little dogs name was Lia. We played tigi here and we patted the dog. The dog barked at Hugo.

Ofcourse cowboys have horses and there are cowboys here. We went on a horse ride. At first I wanted to go with Dad, becuase mum and dad said the horse might be too tall and I could fall. but then I got used to it, and went on my own. I also had my own camel in the Sahara and that was really tall. i went horseriding twice. My first horse was really slow and my second horse was really fast. I did like horse riding, but when it went too fast I felt like I was falling off.

in Cuba they grow a lot of tobacco here so they make a lot of caigar so mum,me and dad had a caigar i didn't like it at all so we went on our horse ride again.

we went to a art museum i loved it and it had all kinds of art. print out art, statue art and paintings. i was a little bored but i still loved it 

we went to a art museum i loved it and it had all kinds of art. print out art, statue art and paintings. i was a little bored but i still loved it 

this is a bike taxi it drives you to close places i thought it was cool but it can't go to far places.

for our horse ride  we could not sit on the horse strait away we had to bring it down mountain first because it would slip 

for our horse ride  we could not sit on the horse strait away we had to bring it down mountain first because it would slip 

This is my fast horse. It was really fast. On the horse ride, we stopped at a place to have coffee. I had my first coffee ever.  I felt good at first after my coffee, but about thirty minutes later I felt weird and anxious. three hours later I felt good.

this is where I had my first coffee.i liked my first coffee and it had no milk.

we also went to the beach and i found some fantastic glasses. we had a lot  of fun. 

we also went to the beach and i found some fantastic glasses. we had a lot  of fun. 

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this is where we stayed at the beach. The house was not that big, but our room was really huge - bugger than my bedroom. 

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This is my new glasses that I found on the beach. We got a horse taxi home. I liked the horse taxi's, because they are a bit faster than the bike taxi's and their not going too fast like cars. We saw a really lovely view on the ride home.

I loved Cuba. I did get sick, but I don't care about that anymore. The best thing about Cuba was that I got to see the old fashioned cars. I don't remember these cars from when I was three as they are too old. My grandpa remembers these cars. We had a lot of fun. We got to see  Museums as well. The people are normal and really helpful. The food was normal. I ate just chicken, rice and beans. Its hot in Cuba, but people still where jeans and shirts. I didn't learn much Spanish, but i learnt how to count to ten, say hello and thankyou. Uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco, ses, sieta, ocho, nuevo?