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Havana November 2018 – Hole In The Wall – El Laurel – Seafood And Fauxhibas

11 Dec

This place is out in Jaimanitas – I had heard about it but so far preferred the usually excellent seafood dishes at both nearby Santy’s and Marea. It’s been opened for many years now and I always wanted to try it. This time it was by pure chance that we ended up having lunch there Read more…

Havana November 2018 – Cooking, Outfitting And Meditating – The Crazy Chefs

9 Dec

Yes, it was Chris meditating barefoot on the railway tracks again … 🙂 Lucky for him there are only a few trains a day passing on that line. It was the last part of my trip and it continued more or less as usual so far, only that now it was more Michelin-Star-like meals – Read more…

Havana November 2018 – Hole In The Wall – Paladar Sushi Sayu

8 Dec

I came upon this Paladar through a YT Video on a Japanese lady, Mrs Sayuri Yoshida, a journalist who arrived in Cuba 2003 to write a book, married a Cuban, got divorced, stayed in Havana and opened a modest room-sized Paladar in 2015 for the neighbourhood in old Havana serving Japanese influenced Cuban food at Read more…

Havana November 2018 – Champagne, Davidoffs, Fake Rum – Javi And Friends

7 Dec

Yes, incredible as it is : there is fake Rum in Cuba. Well, there are a lot of fake things in Havana, but to expressly buy Santiago Rum in Santiago de Cuba and then find out that 2 out of 3 bottles were fake, just burned sugar in cheap alcohol, was extremely painful for my Read more…

Havana November 2018 – My Very Own Cigar – Rituales

5 Dec

It was NOT my idea. I am just a cigar smoker. Plain and simple. If people ask me for cigar details I will reply : What do I know about cigars …. But smoking a good cigar in Havana with a great friend and excellent master roller on his roof-top terrace under a Mango tree Read more…

Havana – November 2018 – FoH Events And Meeting International Friends

4 Dec

As always, this is NOT the true story of my trip. A lot is left behind, has been forgotten or has simply vanished in clouds of good cigar smoke and/or glasses of Rum and/or Bourbon …. The facts, as I remember them, are of being almost a month in Havana having fun, meeting friends, having Read more…

Vancouver, Havana, Wörrstadt – David & Debbie in Germany

7 Sep

My good friends David & Debbie from Vancouver visited Europe and decided to spend a few ( too short … ) days with me. Great idea as I had not seen them for over a year when we last spent time together in Havana, where David has been a few times and twice with me. Read more…