Archive | June, 2017

Visiting Hector Luis And A Great Harvest

9 Jun

Already during my last visit in March to Hector Luis’ farm most of the tobacco harvest was in the curing barns. Some was still left to grow and show the tour groups when we visited him in May but surprisingly we were the only visitors except for another small group which gave us the chance Read more…

Re-visiting “Papito” Valladares And Barber’s Alley In Havana

3 Jun

One of the things I look forward most when arriving in Havana is a visit to Barber’s alley for a haircut and a relaxing few hours in this tranquil oasis in old Havana. I was fortunate once again in meeting “Papito” and him giving me a haircut-cum-long-conversation on the progress of his project, always happy Read more…

Havana May 2017 – Visiting The Factories

1 Jun

I was happy to show my friends around two important factories in Havana for them to appreciate the hard work, passion and care involved in rolling the best cigars. Both visits were a tremendous experience, especially combined with a later visit to the tobacco plantations in the Vuelta Abajo area of Pinar del Rio. From Read more…