Gonzales In Vinales

On a trip to Vinales, one of the main tobacco growing regions in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba, I stumbled onto a tobacco farm inhabited by four generations of the Gonzales family. I first spent some time with the Grandfather who was out tending the tobacco fields. He did not say much but appeared to welcome me and my camera under the hot midday sun. In short order, his granddaughter appeared and invited me inside the pink building for a visit. Little did I know that the visit would include a pink pig and a hand-rolled cigar made of fine Vinales, Cuban leaf…..so smooth and far easier to smoke than a COHIBA….

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2 Comments

  1. Matt Z November 21, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Very cool. I can smell the earth and smoke in your pictures!

  2. Matt Z November 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Very cool…..I can smell the earth and smoke!

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