A Cuban Taxi Experience in Toronto #experiencetransat #cubantaxi

Today I woke up and looked out my window and saw a blanket of snow covering the yard. I’m not ready for winter to come. It only seems like yesterday that the snow just melted. It got me thinking of going on a vacation. There’s nothing quite like cold, dreary weather to motivate me to plan to go somewhere warm and soon! One locale that’s been on my travel wishlist for years is Cuba. My cousin goes there every year in the winter and raves about how great it is. Her Facebook pictures of her trip were enough to convince me that I need to see what all the hype is about.



The people of Toronto got a taste of Cuba recently too! Transat Holidays organized a special stunt where a Cuban taxi drove around the city inviting people to take a ride they’d never forget! The passengers were in for the full Cuban experience from the appearance of the taxi, the laidback, friendly driver and the funny situations that took place in the cab. This was no ordinary taxi ride from Point A to Point B!

First off, the old car was something to turn your head about. It’s what a typical Cuban taxi looks like. You don’t see these old cars from the 40s and 50s too often in Canada. Then there was the driver, Antonio Banderas, whose name gave a few passengers pause. He had everyone singing, playing instruments and there may have even been a conga line involved too. It was definitely NOT your typical Canadian taxi ride! Some of the passengers ended up going to the airport instead of their intended destination.

Here is the video – check it out!

What did you think? I couldn’t help, but laugh watching the video and seeing these scenarios play out. I loved when the bravest and most curious passengers were told they won a week vacation package to Cuba. The expressions of shock and joy on their faces was priceless!

I’ll take it as a sign that I should start planning my Cuba vacation​ too. Have you ever been to Cuba?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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