For those of you who enjoy the occasional habano (and let's face it, who doesn't?), here is an interesting read on cigars and cigar smoking in Cuba today - from a foreigner's perspective, of course, where big-brand smokes are always relatively cheap and plentiful.
Still, how can you fault a journalist who writes lines such as, "Nothing is more Cuban than cigars ..."?
And yes, the illustration above is from before 1959.
Welcome to the blog of my new book, Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba, which is published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin.
The book is now available in the UK, Canada and the US, and in Brazil (in Portuguese).