Cuban Cigars

Central Havana February 2016 - Street sales of candles, cigars and flowers

Central Havana February 2016 – Street sales of candles, cigars and flowers

During my week-long Photo Workshop in Havana, Cuba, we made a day-long trip to Vinales, a two and a half hour drive west of Havana.

Vinales is known as a prime tobacco growing region and the best cigar tobacco (apparently) comes from there.

At one of the farms where we stopped, a woman was demonstrating how they tore the dried tobacco leaves, rolled them and sealed the outside with a honey-based “glue.”

Hand rolling a cigar - Demonstration - Vinales, Cuba

Hand rolling a cigar – Demonstration – Vinales, Cuba

Before we reached Vinales,  we stopped at a farm (more photos later) where they made a pitch to the cigar-buying members of our crew.

Cigars for sale on the way to Vinales, Cuba

Cigars for sale on the way to Vinales, Cuba

Cigars for sale on the way to Vinales, Cuba

Cigars for sale on the way to Vinales, Cuba

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One comment on “Cuban Cigars

  1. Coooool!! Ok! That’s it! Next winter we going to Cuba!

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