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Matanzas View

Matanzas View


A seaport city, the population is approx. 250,000 and built on 3 rivers and also along the bay of Matanzas. There seems to be the big city affectation here, with much more bustle and industry in evidence. We ate at a government sponsored restaurant here and invited Osvaldo to eat with us there. The cost of the lunch for 3 people, including our 4 pina coladas was a whopping $12.

This view was of the city centre from the top of a hill as we left from the restaurant, hastily taken rom the back of the taxi

Nikon D800
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Rick Bricker16-Jan-2013 04:16
....and to think in Hawaii that $12 will get you ONE Pina Colada.....but I guess with an average wage of around $30/mo. even this paltry lunch bill is out of reach of the everyday Cuban!
Dan Greenberg12-Jan-2013 04:43
Your anecdotes that you have so thoughtfully provided make this trip seem very tangible to me even through I wasn't there. The street behind looks like it contains a thousand great pictures and many more stories. ~BV~
janescottcumming11-Jan-2013 01:57
Twelve dollars for lunch! That's a bargain. Great job with this shot taken from the back of the cab. Must have had pretty clean windows. V
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