When I visited the town of Ciego de Ávila in the central part of Cuba a couple of months ago, I pulled myself together one morning around sunrise and took my camera on a horse carriage ride in the best Cuban style through the city.
Early mornings are without doubt one of the best time to get an authentic view at everyday life in the country you are visiting. Because isn't that a part of why we travel? To see how other people live their lives and get a better understanding of their culture and everyday? At least, that is one of the big reasons why I travel.
And then the bonus about early morning is, of course, that the lighting at sunrise is astonishing!
The shots that came out of that, I have collected in this photo itinerary, and I hope they will give you a insight on what Cuban life in Ciego de Ávila is like on a morning whatever. Enjoy!
Biking to work, school... Basically, biking anywhere
For a morning chat...
The sun rises over the roofs of classic communist Cuban building blocks and the writing on the wall tells people to take part in a program for educating their children ('Participa en el programa Educa a tu hijo').
The view from the horse carriage as the sun colors the houses...
And with that also my recommendation to you to get out of bed early, even though you are travelling, and take your camera for a walk through the city you are visiting. The rest of the world does not stop just because we are travelling, people continue their everyday life.
Waiting to sell the daily breakfast...