RijkdeGooier

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  1. CoRo 1990-1993 some of the best production cigars ever smoked
  2. Here’s my experience re smoking last March 2020. 1. Casas inside generally no, outside si 2. Restaurants, paladares - depends, just ask 3. Hotels inside no (except lounges), outside si However, one might have a different exp on one’s trip.
  3. To us old timers 0-2 fresh 2-5 rested 5-10 aged 10+ vintage
  4. Price - higher is better right? seriously though, it’s all about the taste for me
  5. Reza has done a lot of work already - his efforts are much appreciated - looking forward to next year's event
  6. Well the great healthcare system is true to some extent. 1. There are trained doctors 2. They will see you for free if you're Cuban 3. They will prescribe you meds After that you're on your own as there are almost no medical supplies.. Result - you know what ails you in most cases but can't be cured.
  7. Brought some back from this trip - they are in quarantine now
  8. I flew back Sunday night - one night before the total closing of the borders for non-Cuban nationals. All flights were full with tourists whose trips were cut short. There were some distubances of people without flights/tickets at Jose Marti Airport, but there was no panic. There are many concerns amongst the Cuban population 1. Food - there will probably be rice but little else available - what there is has already soared in price - many who could afford have stockpiled but most have not 2. Money - the tourism sector has shut down - so the informal economy (tips etc) has been closed down 3. Medical care - the big hope is that the virus is not spreading into the gen population, since Cuba has not the system to cope with it. 4. Trabajar de distancia - Secr Marin has been on the television promoting working from home, but this is not feasible for those in production jobs, plus there are big discussions about control re work being done 5. 50% cut in pay when you are not able to work in most sectors - this means that the lowly peso nacional salary gets cut even further 6. Availibility of the 'canasta' - this small package has been difficult to obtain and will get even more difficult The older generation is already sharing their old periodico especiales recipes again.
  9. For me, the trip is so much more than just cigars. It's about clearing my head and replenishing my batteries at the beach, At night it's about Havana, eating, drinking and smoking. Hanging out with global friends. And then there's the part about getting a souvenir or two from the local LCdH's.
  10. Just back - Cohiba Talisman - Trinidad Esmeralda - Punch La Isla - SCdH La Cabana - Rey Lanceros
  11. Smoked most of the GR’s some R’s. Mostly a fair cut above the rest. Not lineair in pricing.

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