A huge fascination for many outside of Cuba are the 1950s American built classic cars. If you know your Cuban history (thank you, my year 11 high school history teacher Mr Owen) you will know about the American embargo with Cuba.
I felt chuffed when Cubans made a fuss of our kids on holiday in Cuba. Normally older Cubans would pat Matthew our 7yr son’s head and say “He is so cute” or “How wonderful you have brought your family to Cuba”. My Spanish is zilch so I can only guess and hope they made such comments. Given that they were smiling at us I assume it was something positive.