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Uncle Henry's Trip to Cuba

These are pictures of a church trip to Cuba, featuring three different towns and much rural Cuban landscape, along with church work.

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    This is the Havana Airport. Of course, the first thing Americans do is take pictures of old cars.
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    Many Cubans wait outside the airport to greet returning relatives.
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    Right across from the airport...
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    ...Propaganda.
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    Must fight the urge to photograph all cars.
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    I find myself uncomfortable under Communist Tyranny.
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    Our church group stayed in a medium sized Cuban town.
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    I saw many horses as transportation.
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    Old jeep?
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    The old buildings were consistently fascinating.
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    Must photograph old cars.
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    I miss the USA.
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    Old buildings, many in need of repair.
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    Neglected but charming.
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    Not much traffic, except for bicycles.
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    Did you know Cuba is an island nation?
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    Windy!
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    The wind kept us cool for most of the week.
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    Childreng struggling with a boat.
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    We mets some Cuban youngsters.
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    Cute.
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    Their mom wanted us to take their picture...
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    ... and then show them.
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    We take in the scene.
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    All vehicles look well used.
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    A street scene.
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    Generally nice looking place.
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    Be careful, Cuban pup.
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    Bikes were number one for getting around.
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    Some of the best people I've ever met are in this picture.
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    About to head deep into Cuba to work on the church.
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    This is the church we worked on.
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    Masonry!
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    Exterior lighting.
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    Hippie on the roof?
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    Sweaty.
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    Installing lighting.
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    Next door to the church.
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    Growing maters right next to the church.
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    This is the house right next door to the church.
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    Goats in the front yard.
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    This pup showed up every day around lunch time.
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    The neighborhood around the church. Do you notice the cactus and barbed wire fencing?
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    American and Cuban workers.
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    Cubans love the hippie.
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    The Cuban ladies were very kind and hospitable.
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    Lunch.
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    A break from work.
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    Rest during lunch.
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    The church neighborhood.
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    Typical Cuban dwellings.
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    A nice landscape.
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    We were unhassled as we made our way.
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    Check out the ladder.
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    Apartment building.
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    Lots of horses.
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    Parking is free.
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    Waiting for Childreng's Church to begin.
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    Let us do crafts.
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    It takes work to do arts and crafts.
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    Do you have room for one more at church?
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    Sitting on reebar for church.
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    Story time.
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    Learning about Jesus.
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    The number of kids grows each day.
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    All attention on the storyteller.
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    Thank you to the interpreters.
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    Let us mob the Bible School teacher.
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    After the day of work, let us walk to the river.
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    Hello, Ed.
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    The trail on the way to the river passes lushness.
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    Pretty scenery.
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    There is an old railroad bridge over the river.
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    The river looks inviting.
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    Let us stop and enjoy our surroundings.
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    The view is nice in all directions.
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    More people arrive.
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    The hippie cannot resist! He jumps!
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    He survives, without parasites.
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    A nice end to the work day.
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    Near the river.
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    Several homes have a single cactus on the roof.
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    About a mile up the river, another view.
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    Tropical!
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    This time, a bridge for cars and trucks crosses the river.
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    Looks good this way...
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    ...and that way...
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    ...and this way.
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    What about this way?
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    And a mountain in the distance.
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    Let's get back.
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    The neighborhood.
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    Bacon!
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    More cactus fencing.
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    Hello again.
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    A drive by.
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    After work, some play.
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    I miss the USA.
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    More rural Cuba. Cactus fencing!
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    This is a concrete pump house, left behind by the Soviets. A young family wants to convert into a house. It is very small.
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    The hippie goes to explore.
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    The neighbors are kind.
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    The pump house is near much greenery.
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    Mangos!
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    Mucho mangos.
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    I heard Miley Cyrus music coming from this house.
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    More cactus fencing.
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    The concrete pump house has a mango tree.
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    This will be converted to house chickens.
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    Banana tree shade.
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    Hot horse.
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    Snoozing under banana trees.
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    Pretty paint.
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    Yet another photogenici car.
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    ROLL TIDE
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    We are back at the church that is hosting us.
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    A good sermon.
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    A good church.
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    A view from the roof.
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    The church we slept at had big mango trees.
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    On thr roof, you can grab mangos.
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    Mangos!
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    The view from the roof is nice.
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    Mango trees are a blessing.
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    Another roof view.
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    Looking at another bike taxi.
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    The hippie mingles.
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    Night falls.
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    The bike taxi is sheltered.
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    It is time to go to Havana and go home.
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    There are many statues in Cuba.
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    I was put here for this picture.
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    I am ready to go.
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    I am tired of waiting for the bus.
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    I take matters into my own hands.
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    Havana.
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    Old!
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    You can tell what this is.
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    Another view.
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    Havana.
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    Me and the pastor.
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    And Havana.
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    May I get on the plane?
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    And Havana.
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    Street musicians.
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    More Havana.
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    I was put here deliberately for the picture.
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    Bustling.
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    Busy.
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    Childreng liked the shark.
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    An alleged wooden street.
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    Ready to come home NOW.
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    Yet more Havana.
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    Inferior to Newsradio 710.
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    They are back!
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    Part of the Havana skyline.
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    May I leave now?
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    Can I mail myself home?
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    The top of Havana.
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    Port.
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    I ain't riding in that contraption.