Wednesday, February 24, 2010
By Taxi In Camaguey
Transportation runs the gamut in the Cuba. We saw 1950s American cars, Ladas and Russian army trucks, horsecarts, oxcarts, bicycles, and the above bicitaxi.
This is a bicycle that's been modified and made similar to a rickshaw. The seat is attached to the back of the bike and the only power is the guy pumping the pedals.
It's a great way to see the sights and it's a fun ride.
It was fairly cheap, too, as I think it worked out to 2.50 CUC per person.
Our guide hired bicitaxis for the group one morning for a city tour. We rode for close to two hours although we had plenty of stops and even walked a bit.
For as much as I enjoyed it I could not help but feel sorry for the drivers. It's healthy work and a good honest living, but it can't be easy.