Cigars, Counterfeits, Uncategorized

Faux-hibas: Why we don’t buy on the beach

The cigar that a friend was given is clearly not an authentic Cohiba... but here's the thing: So many people think that the cigars people buy on the beach are the same as the real deal, but they were either stolen or otherwise obtained from legitimate sources. Aside from a little foot damage, the label… Continue reading Faux-hibas: Why we don’t buy on the beach

Cigars, Counterfeits, cuba, Havana, Varadero

Banana Leaf and other things to avoid…

I have written before of he perseverance of the Cuban people. That quality has, for the nation, served them well in times of great hardship. It does, however, have a downside... mostly for tourists. It is hard to walk through Old Havana, or really any area where tourists congregate, without being accosted by myriad taxi… Continue reading Banana Leaf and other things to avoid…