04 February 2009
Cuba Today: Two Things That You Must Do
The first thing that you have to do is get your fortune told by an old bird like this one. OK, she is hamming it up for the camera, but that is all part of her charm.
You will find these fortune tellers dotted around Havana, but they are mainly to be found in the squares of the old city. How much they charge depends on how much they think that you can pay, but having your fortune told is a tradition that goes back many years in this city.
The second thing that you will want to do is have your photograph taken with the cigar smoking old ladies and gents who also sit out in the squares just waiting for you to arrive. They are going to want about 50p each.
Traditions like this go back decades in Havana, so make sure that you help keep them alive.