Archive | June, 2016

Havana May 2016 – Visiting La Corona Factory

18 Jun

During this trip we had the chance to visit La Corona factory and given the opportunity to have an hour long exchange with many interesting facts and background with Osmar, the former director of this factory who is preparing himself for a job rotation where he will be the HSA representative in Germany. I believe Read more…

Havana May/June – Cigar At Partagas

17 Jun

It was a daily routine/ritual that I am happy we all enjoyed – a morning cigar and possibly the best cafecito in town at the Partagas VIP smoking lounge. Grecia, Odalys, Heriberto, La China and all staff would be very welcoming and we would plan the day’s activities over a good cigar. The lounge was Read more…

Cuba May 2016 – Cuban Beach On A Sunday

16 Jun

While staying in Playa Larga I happened to spend a Sunday at the PL beach and share it with loads of happy Cuban families, their kids playing on it, loving the smell of BBQ and the happy cries from all over the place coming from old classic cars parked amid the trees and behind the Read more…

Cuba May 2016 – Starting The Journey In Bay Of Pigs

15 Jun

It was a good idea to fly into Varadero and drive straight to Playa Larga from there to start this trip. And an even better one to upgrade to Business Class and have a relaxed flight with some space. Hell, I am old enough to deserve some extra space. Two hours after landing at VRA Read more…

Cuba May/June 2016 – Cigars & Fun With David, Jan And Friends

14 Jun

21 days and countless fine cigars, meals and rums later I look back and all I can say is : What a great trip ! From scorching heat and blue skies to endless rainshowers and humidity, from lonely beaches and tobacco farms to crowded old Havana, from tourist spots to Cuban family life – the Read more…