Vi lærte om produktionen og så de forskellige typer Havana Club man kan købe. Dette var den ubetinget dyreste - over 75000 danske kroner!
In Cuba, there are 2 things (apart from the music and dancing) that you can't avoid. Rum and Tobacco! There is always the possibility of mojitos (yum!) and you could always get an extra squirt of rum in it, if it didn't taste right. So of course they also have a Havana Club Rum museum! One day over there was used for tourist-stuff, and we had to see the museum.
We learned about the production and the different types of Havana Club to buy. This was the most expensive one. More than 12000 USD!
Sidste trin på rundturen var en smagsprøve af 7 år gammel rom. Det smagte vældig godt, omend noget stærkt! Der var også opskrifter på drinks, som jeg skal have prøvet en dag. For selvfølgelig købte jeg rom med hjem!
Last step on the tour was a taste of 7 year old rum. It tasted very nice, although quite strong! They also had recipes for drinks that I have to try some time. Of course, I brought home some rum!
Bygningen her er til tørring af tobaksbladene.
Tobacco is also a very important trade good - who didn't hear about Havana-cigars? One day we went to Viñales, a valley in the western part, where they have tobacco-plantations. (We also saw a health center. It wasn't completely unhealthy!) It was a beautiful area, where they obviously have more money than in Havana.
This building is for drying the tobacco-leaves.
Indenfor hang de på lange, tætte rækker.
Inside, they hang in long rows.
The tobacco-farmer was very charming. Very! He did his very best to make us taste his own cigars, but with very little luck. ("What are you? Doctors?!?!?!?!? One would guess you came from the Vatican!")
Men altså. Selv om jeg ikke ryger (og aldrig kommer til det), så kom der cigarer med hjem til nevøerne. Bør man ikke i det mindste have lov at ryge en cigar, når man bliver far? Det synes jeg!
But really. Even though I don't smoke (and never will), I brought home cigars for the nephews. I think you should be allowed to at least smoking one cigar when you become a dad!
Going home, we went past this impressive painting on the mountain-side. I think it was painted in 1959, but took a few years!