|A tobacco farmer heading off to work|
Vinales, Cuba, is where most of Cuba's tobacco farms are located and one morning we set off on a walking tour to visit one. Leaving the busy main street of Vinales we passed some brightly painted casa particulars, farmers preparing their bullocks for work, and cheerful locals who greeted us as we walked by. Within a few minutes we were into the countryside and among fields of young tobacco, not yet ready to harvest.
|Colourful casa particulars, Vinales|
|Young tobacco plants and a curing shed|
|Cuban tobacco farmer|
|The remnants from a full barn of tobacco|
|A tobacco farmer's home|
|The farmer is adept at rolling cigars|
|The farmer's wife with her long ash. (photo Diana Kim)|
|My first ever puff on a cigar|
A stroll back through farmland brought us to a brightly painted open bar where we drank rum and coconut water from green coconuts. Led astray and loving it! It was so refreshing.
|Our super friendly, super fun tour group enjoying coconut, rum punches for morning tea!|
|Inside Cuevas del Indio|
|At the exit from Cuevas del Indio|