Cuba tied the U.S. in the amount of time it took for a postcard sent from Havana to arrive to its destination in Miami — exactly 26 days.
The postcard was mailed on March 21, the day after President Barack Obama arrived on the island for an historic visit. InCubaToday sent out the simple correspondence from the Hotel Nacional as part of an experiment to find out how long delivery would take with the newly restored U.S.-Cuba postal service.
The Havana postcard arrived in Miami on Saturday.
A postcard sent to Havana from Miami also took 26 days to reach its destination.
Never miss a local story.
So here’s our final assessment: If you are in a hurry to send or receive correspondence from friends or relatives in Cuba, find an alternative to snail mail.