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  1. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Feb 13, 2020

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    Ahoy all,

    Slightly before so called 'Project Fear' materialised right on my lap in a stinky wet very real lump, we booked a much needed hol to Cuba.

    We have a few days in Havana to explore, so ye Brains of OF , I implore ye to laye upon me thou knowledge of Havana, esp places to go that do not sucketh.


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  2. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 13, 2020

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    My favorite Cuban products.
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  3. Martin_F

    Martin_F Feb 13, 2020

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    Contraband!
    Kudos on the 65% Bovedas though ;)
     
  4. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 13, 2020

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    No, not any more. We're allowed to bring in up to 100 sticks or $1000 worth at a time as long as it's for personal consumption. Thank you Obama.
     
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  5. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 13, 2020

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  6. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 13, 2020

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    Bovedas are the ONLY way to go.
     
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  7. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Feb 13, 2020

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    I'm flying from the UK so shouldn't be too many issues bringing a few cigars back. What and where are the best places to buy?
     
  8. Professor

    Professor Feb 13, 2020

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  9. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Feb 13, 2020

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    Year he and his brother are off to their grans for an awesome holiday. We meanwhile are looking forward to this mystical cocktail cruise.ive heard of in classic Americana
     
  10. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 13, 2020

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    There are more fake Cuban cigars in Cuba than anywhere else in the world!
    Only buy at a tobacconist sanctioned by the government.
    Look for the "La Casa Del Habano" logo or the Habanos S.A. seal logo in cigar shops. Even some shops sell fakes, the venders on the street are always fakes.
    Price is a dead give away, if they're really stupid cheap, they're fakes.
    Ask for the aforementioned accredited cigars/shops and you should be okay.
     
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  11. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 13, 2020

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    You can buy all the real Cubans you want in the UK?
     
  12. Partagas

    Partagas Feb 13, 2020

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    Avoid the glass top Cohiba's, lol! Though those fakes may be more prevalent in Mexico, etc than Cuba.

    I got big into CC's about 5 years ago...I've accumulated quite the stash!
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  13. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 13, 2020

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    I have to ask Wivac, are you already a cigar lover?
     
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  14. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Feb 13, 2020

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    Just about every cigar manufacturing facility in Cuba has a retail outlet attached where tourists can buy at discounted prices, you will be amazed how cheap they are.
     
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  15. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 13, 2020

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    Vey nice Partagas, I wondered if that was the reason for your forum name?
    Great selection too! My last project in my den I'm working on is a small walk-in humidor myself, looks like you could use one too. lol
     
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  16. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Feb 13, 2020

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    A word of advice to you Wivac, take a pair of last years Adidas trainers with you.
    Any taxi driver will trade you a box of Montecristo for them.
    Every taxi driver in Cuba has a relative that works in a cigar factory. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Feb 13, 2020

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    Not really, gave up the tabs years ago, no stranger to celebration cigars however no idea what I'm looking at and fancy bringing something decent back that may be a lot cheaper than here in the UK.
     
  18. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Feb 13, 2020

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    Ive also read about taking old mobile phones over to trade too. We may do an audit of tradeables;):D
     
  19. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Feb 13, 2020

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    Electronics are liable to be seized at customs.
    Stick to clothes and personal hygiene items. Take all your old t-shirts and give them as tips. You'll make a lot of people happy. Leave your shampoo and deodorant behind when you check out of your hotel, things like this are so expensive there.
     
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  20. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Feb 13, 2020

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    Awesome idea.