Archive for November 30th, 2011

Coco Taxis and Copellias

One of the personal highlights of my trip was taking a ride in a coco taxi. These pedicab-sized yellow transports are amusing to look at but hard to describe without pictures. From the front, I would say that they resemble giant motorcycle helmets, where the openings are where the eye goggles would be. These are the taxis that patrol Cuba’s roads day and night, and although they house Italian engines, can be said to be masterpieces of local design.