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…

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…