I drove out to Pinar del Río yesterday with a couple of Cuban friends, including the great ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. We drove an old and battered Kia four-wheel drive down the main autopista from Havana to the town of Pinar del Río and then to near the village of San Luis. The latter is the Holy Grail, as you know, for wrapper tobacco, or la capa.
I only smoked three cigars yesterday. Come on. Is that really too many? I could have smoked all day! I had no rums either. I might even email my mother and tell her my accomplishment.