Ariel Montenegro

Ariel Montenegro

Las playas de Este son uno de los destinos más populares del verano / Foto: Ariel Montenegro.

A ride to the beach!

The obvious choice in Havana during summer is the beach. Thousands of people daily travel to the Havana’s Eastern beaches Guanabo, one of the most visited beaches in the north coast in the capital, is 20 kilometers from the city. That distance by public transport is covered by the 400 bus, with its first stop in Old Havana, across the train station. Early in the morning, hundreds of people get to that bus stop, but the crowd goes unnoticed until the bus arrives. Bunches of dozens of people start coming out from the park across the street or anywhere else and the line gets bigger. However, there is no chaos. A transport officer and a policeman are in charge of organizing the line. The first one is Jorge Luis César and is a traffic inspector. He is in charge or distributing tickets and determining the order people will get on the bus. “The first ones to get on the bus are four employees from the bus company, then 24 people (the tickets assures them a seat), two disable people, two pregnant women and 30 people standing ”, pointed out Jorge Luis. In addition, he affirmed there is never chaos at...

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