March 2020 – Cancelling Cuba – STAY AT HOME !!

19 Mar

Last November after returning from Cuba I booked my next HAV flight for 19th March – today. I’d be in Havana usually February for the Habanos Festival, but after 15 years I felt I don’t need another one – so I thought March would be quieter. After returning from Hong Kong last December, the news Read more…

Advice For My Chinese & Asian Friends

5 Feb

My advice for my all Asian/Chinese friends due to recent actions by a Chinese company NOT affiliated with me in any way … : 朋友們, 這是一免責聲明。 最近有一間中國公司嘗試登記以下網名: (flyingcigar.cn, flyingcigar.com.cn, flyingcigar.net.cn, flyingcigar.org.cn). 雖然我已經表明這個登記有違我的網誌名稱,而且本人與該公司沒有任何關連,這項登記依然在進行當中。 若你看到 ” flyingcigar ” 相關字樣的公司或雪茄品牌,這些都不是由我出品,且與我無關。 請遠離這些雪茄,而若你想要抽到好的雪茄,請去買真正的古巴雪茄。 Thank you ! Nino

Lucky Again – New Cigar Lounge In The Village

2 Feb

I had been blessed by having several places in the village where to enjoy a cigar both alone and with friends. But then the Irish Pub closed so it was good to have Cafe Emrich as an option, good quiet place with good service – until that one also closed… I found a good quiet Read more…

Picking Up The Cabs – A Visit To MRN In Hong Kong

29 Dec

I had two nice Cabs waiting for me in Hong Kong and if that was not incentive enough for a trip there, my friend Javi was also flying there for a quick business trip …. Javi and I have shared a few trips to Havana and the fun they entail so what better than having Read more…

Keeping It Simple – Cuba November 2019

5 Dec

The more I travel to Cuba the more I concentrate on things, places, friends and experiences that are important to me now that I’ve seen enough to evaluate what is and is not of interest. There’s a saying in Spanish : A veces perdiendo se gana …. As a good friend was not able to Read more…

Meeting The Great Roller Maritza Acuña Again

29 Sep

I  have known Maritza now for 15 years and have met her frequently in Havana at the H.Upmann factory where she leads the 60 best Category 9 rollers of that factory. In fact she gave us in the Portmann group a class in rolling cigars at that factory back in 2007 … I have met Read more…

Happy Days With Niki And The Taiwan Cigar Club In Europe – Day Four – Leuven With Frank

26 Sep

Niki had asked me what he and his friends should see and do in Brussels – I told him very honestly : Get out of there, Belgium has nicer cities than that … 🙂 So on the day before their departure back to Taiwan, after visiting Ghent and Bruges they took the train from Brussels Read more…