Cigar Taster Needed: Please Send CV
Trip Start Jun 27, 2011
106Trip End Jun 22, 2012
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Despite the slow start the buses ran on time and we made it to Santa Rosa by midafternoon. Its a similar style town to Copan with nice old building set round a town square although, as it doesn't have the ruins nearby, its much less touristy and there is less to do. This was quite nice as, unlike several other places we've visited, it was very much a place where you could see everyday life playing out on the streets
We had coffee from the local moutains in a cafe then went out for food in a restaurant which we initially thought looked good because it was busy. It turned out to be busy because of some kind of gathering of local guys rather than for food. Amy thought they were Honduran freemasons but we had absolutely no idea what was going on so sat around blankly whilst we ate.
The next morning before we left town, we went to visit the town's cigar factory to see how the cigars (apparantly the best in Honduras) are made.
It was really interesting to see (although as our tour was in Spanish we probably didn't get all the information) the process and the skill involved in handcrafting the cigars. It is all obviously top secret as we weren't allowed to take any photos. This may have been because of the fact that all the rooms were full of fumes/smoke from the tobacco and I'm not sure that the workers would get great rates on lung cancer insurance!
We also saw the guy with obviously the best job in the factory - the cigar taster who sat in his air conditioned office carrying out quality checks. He also gave us two cigars for free which was pretty good as the tour only cost 2 dollars.
So after 4 stops and 11 nights, we now leave Honduras to visit our penultimate country, El Salvador, where we are planning to visit some similar small towns before hitting the beach.