Monday, June 2, 2014

Day 14 - Havana (Cuba)

Museum of Revolution

Wiki: "The Museum of the Revolution (SpanishMuseo de la Revolución) is a museum located in the Old Havana section ofHavanaCuba. The museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents from Mario García Menocalto Fulgencio Batista. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban revolution."

Interior of the building

A young staff in the museum.

From her outfit, she looked like someone who is outgoing and loves partying (I might be wrong, but that's my guess). Yet, her daily job is sitting aimlessly (or wearing a sun-glass and sleeping) in the museum, making sure that visitors follow the museum rules (ie. no touching etc...). 

What's the alternative job available?
What could she be working as if Cuba wasn't a communist country?
Are the young people sick and tired of the lack in opportunity in Cuba?


Che writing an article.

A commonality among the communist leaders is that in additional to be good at guerrilla warfare, they are quite educated. Che has a medical background, and Castro was trained as a lawyer.

Young Che - the adventurer


Magazine cover

Magazine cover

Fulgencio Batista (Corrupted leader), US Presidents Reagan, Brush I &II.

Street Art

Street Art

Red Scarf - symbol of communism.
A common sight in China too.
"The red scarf is a neckerchief worn by young pioneers of several countries during the socialist (“communist”) era. In the Soviet Union it was known as pionerskiy galstuk (пионерский галстук, i. e. pioneer’s neckerchief), in Vietnam as khăn quàng đỏ (red scarf), in China as hong lingjin (紅領巾, red scarf), in Cuba as pañoleta roja (red scarf), in Hungary as úttörőnyakkendő(pioneer’s neckerchief). Blue scarves were also used (e.g. in Hungary and East Germany) by youngsters before coming of age to wear the red one.
It remains in use by the young pioneers of ChinaNorth Korea and Cuba, and — unofficially, on occasions — in many other countries, such as RussiaBelarusUkraineFinland etc. In China, the scarf is emblematic of blood of revolutionary martyrs, as recalled in Red Scarf Park and the title of Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang about her experiences during the Cultural Revolution. In Cuba, the scarf is worn by schoolchildren from first to sixth grade."

Not everybody hates America.
(Downtown Havana)

Che Tattoo
Tourism money is good money. =)

This gentlemen hangout outside a provision store to collect discarded cans or plastic bottles. He was constantly dancing to the background music. That's his main job, and his side income should be taking photo with tourists.

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