Revolutionaries, rum, and retro cars – Cuba has a back to the future looking, but unlike the Delorean, there the cars are for real! ⠀ ⠀ But have you ever questioned yourself WHY? ⠀ ⠀ The reason why there are so many classic cars on Cuba s roads is because when Fidel Castro came to power in 1959 he banned car imports. It means that the population had to become very creative and skilled at keeping the pre-1959 cars they owned up and running. ⠀ ⠀ Back in Cuba 2014s a brand new car like a Peugeot 508 was priced at $262,000!!!!! While in the US, the same car could be bought for up to $25,000.⠀ ⠀ #TravelTip: There are plenty of Classic tour car companies offering guided tours, but the tip here is to rent a car with such a company but exclude the guided service. You can basically drive a car from the 50ths by your own and explore the roads of Havana or even hit the road trough the green landscapes of Viñales, the beautiful beaches of Varadero or Playa del Este for example. ⠀ ⠀ Let your sense of adventures create your route and limits .