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Hey guys, Just curious of anyone experience with the Duty free in terminal three in Havana? Hows the stock in that place? anyone visit recently? Thank you in advance for your help with this matter.

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Haven't gone through there in 2 years now.  But generally, whether in the Havana airport (Jose Marti) or Varadero, many will tend to avoid.  Humidity issues, scam swap-outs, etc.  I don't recall ever buying anything cigar-wise myself through these airport "duty free" shops (same prices as LCDH shops), but I've picked up some last minute rum or coffee on my way out through these.

Stock is generally very hit or miss.  Mostly loaded up with the "tourist trap" sticks (Guantanamera, certain RyJ stuff, small selection of Cohiba and Montecristo stuff, usually a TON of Clubs and Minis and black-tobacco cigarettes).

 

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1 hour ago, UnionCityCubano said:

Hey guys, Just curious of anyone experience with the Duty free in terminal three in Havana? Hows the stock in that place? anyone visit recently? Thank you in advance for your help with this matter.

Found some HTF there once -- a Cuba regional that could not be had anywhere else. You never know. But generally Havana duty free is garbage time.

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20 minutes ago, SenorPerfecto said:

Found some HTF there once -- a Cuba regional that could not be had anywhere else. You never know. But generally Havana duty free is garbage time.

Hopefully I find some gems. Thank you

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I'll be there on Monday, I'll report back what they have.

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5 minutes ago, Monterey said:

I'll be there on Monday, I'll report back what they have.

Yes, Please. If you don't mind take a few Pics of their stock. My family frequents the island but usually not through Havana, generally Santa Clara so I know the stock there but I am curious of Havana since starting December 10th all commercial flights will be to Havana. Thank you in advance.

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Never bought any cigars at Havana airport nor seen anything worth taking home ...  unless you need Che pics, caps and Tees ...

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1 minute ago, nino said:

Never bought any cigars at Havana airport nor seen anything worth taking home ...  unless you need Che pics, caps and Tees ...

I don't know about Havana but Santa Clara has a really good selection. But my guess its good because I bet you have less tourist traffic in Santa Clara than in Havana. No thanks on the Che gear, no true cuban is a fan, unless he lives on the island and is forced to like him.  

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3 minutes ago, nino said:

I know - it was the cynical in me commenting on the Che gear tourists will take home after being 2 weeks in Varadero, half a day in Old Havana and believing they've seen the "real Cuba" .... 🙂

Y para los que saben de que se habla aqui la estatistica :

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Haha....I have old school cuban parents....I had a friend come to my house with a Che shirt on...that didn't go very well for him. 

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On 11/8/2019 at 12:54 PM, nino said:

I know - it was the cynical in me commenting on the Che gear tourists will take home after being 2 weeks in Varadero, half a day in Old Havana, listened 50 times "Querido Comandante" and believe they've seen the "real Cuba" .... 🙂

Y para los que saben de que se habla aqui la estatistica :

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There's a good documentary called Personal Che about how people use his image and create their own narrative around Che. A lady is being interviewed who has a picture of Che among her pics of Jesus, saints, etc. They ask her why. From what I recall she replies more or less that he was a good Christian, a martyr and so on. When they tell her Che was an atheist she in total disbelief. 

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3 hours ago, Burningman said:

There's a good documentary called Personal Che about how people use his image and create their own narrative around Che. A lady is being interviewed who has a picture of Che among her pics of Jesus, saints, etc. They ask her why. From what I recall she replies more or less that he was a good Christian, a martyr and so on. When they tell her Che was an atheist she in total disbelief. 

This is the scene I believe you are referring to (documentary is in Portuguese and Spanish):

 

 

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