Havana dreaming

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by kurtdesign1 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:29 am

jledou wrote:
kurtdesign1 wrote:Wow. Could that be more perfectly American? 1 fat, 1 in a visor, 1 in your grandfather's fishing hat, one with black socks and shorts. Oy.

What's wrong with black dress socks and shorts????? :lol:

Makes fun of grandfather's fishing hat ... has avatar with ridiculous hat ... I think he might just be jealous!
I am american. Clearly this doesn't bother me. I just notice and mentioned that I know it bothers others :)

...and in my defense, I was not consulted before that avatar was chosen and uploaded. We have another administrator to thank for that. :evil:

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by Zedman05 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:12 pm

Day 2 & 3. Some of the highlights. I have done a lot of picture taking.

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Mastercases.
1 box of the Trinidad Tropes EL 2016

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Beginning of the Amicigar party.
40 Americans and a couple Canucks. Excellent. Gracious Americans.

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A couple singles for tasting.

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Anyone who says the food in Cuba sucks, has never eaten in Havana. This was $6.50.

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Hotel Nacional in the background. Walking the Malecon

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by Zedman05 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:42 pm

Hotel Nacional

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Hotel Saratoga

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by Zedman05 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:45 pm

First purchases for at home.
Dip Regional Cuba from last year.
Mag 54 (brand new this week)
Mag 56 EL 2015

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A couple Canadian friends smoking in the Conde de Villenueva LCDH where I am staying only a block from. Needless to say, I have been there lots.

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by Zedman05 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:50 pm

Only way to do the Nacional
Mojito and cigars.

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Hotel Melia

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Give me chicken, give me pork. Give me black beans and rice. Happy I shall be ! Throw an avocado in there, I am golden.
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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by Kip » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:03 pm

Careful....that's probably not a Hass avocado. The gods shall be angry :)

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by kurtdesign1 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:19 pm

Awesome.

I didn't know you had made the AMICIgar party. I know many, many there. You forgot about the Italian & Spaniard though :)

Enjoy yourself. Take care of that ankle. Watch for the watered down shit-tasting avocados. I hear they're everywhere...

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by Zedman05 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:28 pm

The Avocados at the Amicigar party were amazing !

So I decided to walk yesterday morning from Old Havana to the Commodoro Hotel. 3 hours 10 minutes of non stop foot pounding. Was hot, sweaty and tiring. Will never do that again.

Got invited back to hang with the guys from the same party. Those Americans are fantastic.

$4 for rum and 4 cola at the small Cuban market.

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Street food.

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Both of these came out yesterday and were gone within hours. It pays to have friends at the cigar shops I tell you !

SLR Marquez Cuba ER

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Trini Topes EL 2016

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5 y 16

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Commodoro with some friends old and new.

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Melia Habana shop. Alex Gonzalez, the roller for the Commodoro was with us for a bit too. The Amicigar party gents were everywhere we went. Just some more :)

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Aj Patel

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Stylish Germans in the Conde de Villenueva.

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by Zedman05 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:45 pm

This trip has been the highlight of my cigar experiences as far as meeting friends and making friends. Amazing. I learned more with Colin on the Cigar Tourism trip, but this has been so fun. There have been more Americans in the shops by far, than anyone else. Everywhere I turn you hear a different southern drawl or northern twang.

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Re: Havana dreaming

Post by Zedman05 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:47 pm

I am on day 5, and 22 cigars in, and it is the beginning of the day. That was not including the 2 I pitched quickly because I was not a fan of the flavor. That is the difference. I can still taste cigars at the end of the day here vs. Nicaragua hahaha ^_^

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