Havana April 2018 – Cigars At The Vatican And Bourbon By The Pool

8 May

Ed had arrived just as we finished the El Laguito visit last February and Christian had never been inside the cigar Vatican yet – so it was a great pleasure to be given the chance to visit the most iconic and famous cigar factory yet again. It was also a pleasure to meet Maria again Read more…

Havana April 2018 – Eight Crazy Days With Some Meditation

5 May

It started crazy enough already in Germany before even getting to Havana…. Christian arrived early in the morning the day before our departure to order some two hundred bottles of wine from Weinmann, a famous local winemaker here in the village. We did that first, then packed our Cuba suitcases for a late check-in and Read more…

Havana April 2018 – Hole In The Wall – Paladar Tocamadera

4 May

Back from a quick visit to Havana, I’ll start with a report on this new “oasis” in lovely Miramar as I truly needed a quiet place this trip which was more of a whirlwind than a vacation. I have for a long time not been to Cuba for only 8 days and having a few 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…