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  1. What is interesting however is that they wouldn't include the box with any of their other cigars, not trinidad topes, not behike 54, not piramides extra, sir winstons, hoyo double coronas, esplendidos, dantes, capuletos. If they had extra boxes in the humidor they would sell those which as you can see I did get sir winstons and hoyo double coronas and received factura for those. I understand that behike and cohiba products are the most faked cigars but I'm not sure they are trying to fake trinidad topes, hoyo double coronas, and sir winstons even though those can be tough to find as well.
  2. I checked two bags with about 150 cigars in each bag, carried on another 100 cigars and my facturas, and also carried on the humidors in a pretty large duffle bag. I definitely had more luggage than most when I arrived back home but customs was so busy with other international flights I had no issues at all.
  3. I don't know exactly what they were. My spanish understanding is very average and I'm not sure he stated who made them. They smell fantastic and I'm sure he has some pretty good connections in town. Can't wait to try them soon!
  4. Casa del Habanos humidors in Havana were full of some very good selections last week, carried home as much as I could. Check out my trip report for some other photos. http://www.friendsofhabanos.com/forum/topic/132199-august-trip-report-picture-heavy/
  5. Extremely easy to acquire your visa at your departure gate. You just have to pay the fee that your airline charges and they basically do the rest for you. I wasn't asked on my last trip why I was going to Cuba but "support for Cuban people" seems to work every time. I had no problems in Cuba or U.S. customs. If you bring back less than 100 cigars you are golden. It helps to have receipts for things your purchase in Cuba like artwork, sculptures, etc. Hope this helps!
  6. I arrived on Saturday around noon and went directly to Hotel Nacional. Upon check in I went to the far side of the lobby and purchased the last remaining marble ashtrays they had for sale. I asked if they had any more or if they would be getting some soon. I was told that the marble is in short supply and/or the demand is so high that there would not be any of the large ones for quite a while. After checking in to my room, I went down to the Casa del Habano in Hotel Nacional. The supply was very good and the lady behind the counter told me it had improved over the las
  7. Nice post Flint, Did you stay at Hotel Nacional, it sure looks like you scored a lot of stuff from them! I really love those Hotel Nacional ashtrays, it looks like you hit the jackpot. I saw one on eBay that looks a lot like one of them in your picture. Before I place my bid I wanted to check to see if it was yours so I would know it is authentic. Check out the link below and let me know and hopefully I can get one of those for my collection. Cool post! http://www.ebay.com/itm/112448807775?_trksid=p2380057.m570.l6027&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI112448807775.N35.S1

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