John Bongo’s Cuba Experience

23 Mar

First of all let me start by saying, that I am in no way a cigar aficionado of any sort. I’m just a guy who enjoys a cigar. I am however, very interested in culture and people and it was this, more than the Habanos Festival that attracted me to Cuba. Fortunately I was able Read more…

Cigars With The Five Cuban Heroes

22 Mar

Anyone travelling to Cuba since early 2000 has seen the billboards and noticed all the memorials in public places, schools, factories, literally everywhere, demanding the release of “Los 5 Heroes” and promising “Volveran” – they will return. Little I did I imagined then that I would one day spend time and smoke cigars with them. Read more…

Havana Cuba February March 2017 – Picture Gallery Three

21 Mar

Even after visiting for almost 15 years, there are always new experiences when travelling to Cuba. Never a dull moment in the island. These last three weeks were exhausting, even without attending anything official at the Festival, but then again they were exhilarating and extremely interesting. Having Justin and then John along for a good Read more…

Havana Cuba February March 2017 – Picture Gallery Two

20 Mar

Even after visiting for almost 15 years, there are always new experiences when travelling to Cuba. Never a dull moment in the island. These last three weeks were exhausting, even without attending anything official at the Festival, but then again they were exhilarating and extremely interesting. Having Justin and then John along for a good Read more…

Havana, Cuba, February March 2017 – Picture Gallery One

19 Mar

Even after visiting for almost 15 years, there are always new experiences when travelling to Cuba. Never a dull moment in the island. These last three weeks were exhausting, even without attending anything official at the Festival, but then again they were exhilarating and extremely interesting. Having Justin and then John along for a good Read more…

Feuerzangenbowle And First Cigars in 2017

3 Jan

Pharmacy cigar evening again yesterday, first one this year and, a repeat from the last event 13 days ago – Gottfried prepared another Feuerzangenbowle for us to start the new year. Quite simple as a recipe but it takes some experience to prepare it -a bottle of orange juice, 2 litres of good red wine, Read more…

La Terraza Grill Restaurant – Centro Asturiano

22 Dec

Funny I have never mentioned this fine grill restaurant in my blog despite eating there regularly since 2011 when Punch Joe took me there. It is located on the terrace of the Centro Asturiano in Prado 309 right next to the Parque Central Hotel. Along with El Templete this is one of the few exceptionally Read more…