Terms used in Cuba that you must know and that are not in any dic­tio­nary

On Cuba - - CUBA WONDER -

Al­men­drón:

Cars that cir­cu­late, al­most al­ways Amer­i­can car makes from be­fore 1960. They are called thus be­cause of their shape that re­sem­bles an al­mond.

Botear:

Non-state ac­tiv­ity of us­ing a pri­vate car as taxis. In Cuba they usu­ally fol­low pro­grammed routes.

Botero:

The driver of a pri­vate car used as a taxi.

Pi­quera:

The start of the route where the taxis are con­cen­trated.

Buquenque:

The per­son who or­ga­nizes the pi­quera, fills the cars with pas­sen­gers ac­cord­ing to the or­der of ar­rival, eas­ily rec­og­niz­able be­cause they shout out the cor­re­spond­ing routes.

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