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2018 Festival Del Habano – Gala Dinner Auction Humidors

10 Apr

To end my reports from this year’s February trip to Havana, here is a pictorial review of the Humidors and corresponding cigars that were auctioned during the Gala Dinner of the Festival del Habano. As I left Havana that day and do not attend official events anymore,  I thank Kai Ahrens for sending me this Read more…

John DeCosta’s Cigar Sanctum Havana Party

22 Mar

Especially on days like this here in Germany with snow, gray skies and bitter cold I like to watch the clip I made during John DeCosta’s fantastic Cigar Sanctum party at my favourite Havana hang-out Espacios in Miramar. It brings back great memories of absolutely the best cigar party during the Festival week. It was Read more…

John Bongo Back In Cuba And The Worst Idea We Had – Trinidad

20 Mar

Having spent the majority of my last trip to Cuba in Havana, I decided this year I’d like to see more of the island and as the weather was perfect, our first excursion was a day trip to the beach at Tarara. It was quite windy causing some fairly big waves and the sea was Read more…

Havana 2018 – Embassy Cigars

13 Mar

While in Havana with John Bongo we were invited by a good friend to attend a reception for international military attaches given at the Mexican Embassy in celebration of its Armed Forces Day. It was a very nice and relaxed affair and we thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and friendship extended to us by our hosts. Read more…

Cuba 2018 – Cigars, Scissors And Horses With Our US Friends

8 Mar

It has become a tradition for Ed & Ed and Charlie and Jody to meet in Havana every February for a few days of good fun, cigars, interesting visits and interaction with our Cuban friends. Once again they had rented a fantastic Casa particular in the same Miramar area I stay and we had memorable Read more…

Havana 2018 – Hole In The Wall – Paladar Marea

6 Mar

It was thanks to Alejandro Gonzalez, Alex, the famed Comodoro LCDH roller who once again recommended a great place, that we found this hidden-away place. And what an spectacular place it turned out to be. His previous tip, La Foresta a few years back had already been a great experience, this was equally so or Read more…

Cuba 2018 – Jos, Cars And The Smell Of Petrol ….

5 Mar

It was only fitting that we were picked up in an old VW Bus at Havana airport – Jos had driven his vintage VW Bus earlier that day from Belgium to Germany with Frank and his son Christophe to pick me up and we had driven in it to Frankfurt airport. So driving into dark Read more…