Fast forward to January 11th. I loaded my carry-ons and headed to the Columbia airport, traveled through Atlanta and on to Miami. I landed before noon and grabbed my reserved rental car and headed to Little Havana Cigar Factory on 8th Street.
I met Herberto Leon and Ibis Luis there and stayed a couple hours.
Here are some shots of the shop.
From here I grabbed some authentic Cuban food across the street then traveled over to Cuban Crafters.
|One of the owners|
After a couple hours I headed back to the airport to return the rental car and check into the hotel which was located inside the airport. Pretty convenient. The next morning I went to my gate and waited for my flight to Managua. While there some of the others in our group arrived including Nick Perdomo!
I also met Robert Levin, President of Ashton Cigars. They were on their way to the My Father Factory in Esteli.
Our flight was on time.
We learned that 3 of our group were being put on the flight after ours. So, once we landed we waited for them by having lunch at a local resort. More on that on the video of my trip. The videos show the entire tour while in Nicaragua. To see the videos go to the links; Part 1 and Part 2.
This was an amazing birthday present from my wife. Even now I almost can't believe she did this for me. I had a great time and highly recommend this tour for any cigar lover.
Thank you Connie!!!