Walking down Havana’s streets and trying to buy a soft drink or beer should be a simple and natural thing to do. After a long walk under a scorching sun, you need to go and look for a soft drink, beer, a bottle of water or any other cold drink at one of the cafes about.
Avoiding buying pricey drinks, some of which are even sold in CUC (the dollar equivalent hard currency), I regularly take a bottle of water in my bag, but this time I forgot.
I had been walking for quite a while. It was really hot and exhaustion was the warning sign: I need to hydrate myself and quench my thirst. There was a state-run cafe close-by. I went up to it.