I'm a little late in adding this post but better late than not at all. Every year, twice a year, the friends of 'Partagas' gather in Havana for a festival know as the 'Encuentro de Amigos de Partagas'. We come from many parts of the world, some near and some from as far away as Japan. Some of us have know each other for a number of years and every year we meet new people and make new friends. The cigar and the country bring us together for this short time and we make the best of it. My favourite day during this week is Monday morning, that's when many of us come to the shop for the first time during our trip. The pictures below are of that day. It's when some of us come in to book the weeks events or to pick up our tickets. I like to come in and see who's shown up this year and meet with the ones that I know are coming. We spend hours in the VIP room smoking too many cigars and drinking a little rum while catching up on what's happened in our lives over the last year. It's a great time and I look forward to it every year. If you haven't already been, try it, you'll have a great time. The Partagas Friends are a great bunch of people that will welcome you into their family if you care to join them. However, I warn you, it can be addictive and you'll want to come back every year. This post is dedicated to my friends at Partagas. Enjoy the pictures everyone.