Cigar travel journalist Gabriela Greess takes us on a trip through Belgium, to Brussels and Ghent. Read all about the best places to indulge and shop.
Oslo offers many options for passionated cigar smokers. Norway’s capitals city offers tobacco specialist shops and also a cigar lounge.
The tobacco route “Ruta del Tabacco” in Cuba was opened in fall of 2015. Gabriela Greess tells the story of her journey through the tobacco region, Pinar del Rio.
The highest exclusivity in every detail: Wojciech Jaroszewicz’s Casa del Habano in Poland offers excellent Puros from Cuba as well as selected spirits.
Photographer Peter Heeger lights his Montecristo No. 5 and is delighted with the spectacular images that he has captured with his lens once again in his hometown.
That luxury belongs to the savoir vivre of the Côte D’Azur, tobacco stores like to demonstrate with the Cohiba Behike 56. Here, the Habanos star brand goes to a clientele that likes to spend its nights in casinos.
For epicureans, Puerto Rico is one of the trendy hot spots in the Caribbean. That about 50 years ago the legendary piña colada was invented there, is no coincidence. The puertorriqueños, as the locals call themselves, are a highly creative, multicultural folk and love cigars.
In Finland and Iceland there is an absolute ban on tobacco promotion. Nevertheless the Swede Stephan Praetorius, manager-in-chief at Habanos Nordic AB, has increased the sale of Habanos by a third within one decade. The exclusive distributor of Cuban cigars for northern Europe employs a staff of 13 and offers a range of around 135 vitolas – practically the entire Habanos range.
Following his career as a commercial director for top fashion names such as Dior, Gotex and Golden Lady, the one-time textile engineer decided to follow his second passion, the world of fragrances.
On his finger, a massive poker ring; in his hand a Habano – ready for the next delightful draw. What is the real art of emerging as the winner of a poker tournament? Roman Symonowicz, a former manager in the automobile industry, uses the poker game to rise above himself: it’s a discipline that he has perfectly mastered.
Andorra is the European cigar oasis for cheap prices, thanks to the life’s work of José María Cases, Grand Seigneur in the tobacco business and a friend of Fidel Castro for many years. With just seven staff, Maori Tabacs has created a hotspot for lovers of Cuban cigars in Andorra.
Gothenburg is an often underestimated beauty among cities, which has long established itself as a bastion of world-renowned Scandinavian design. In August Gothenburg Cigar Festival draws passionads from all over Scandinavia to the city. Gothenburg is also the starting point for popular trips to the idyllic archipelago, the small holiday island such as Styrsö, which can be quickly reached by ferry.