Tobacco harvest anywhere is hard labor, and at the end of the day in Esteli, Nicaragua workers are glad the day is done.
Quiet, cool scene next to a tobacco barn in Esteli, Nicaragua. The fields are very hot!
Les Drent and Victor Calvo of Kauai Cigar Company have a cigar and relax at a baseball game.
Professional baseball in Esteli. Each main city in Nicaragua has a team. Games are played Friday thru Sunday, with double headers on Sunday. The players have jobs during the week day! Notice the free seats in the outfield trees.
From left to right: Les Drent, Victor Calvo, and Miguel Pinto of Kauai Cigar. Miguel will be working with Guiermo Calvo as mainland distributors for the company's new brands, the Hawaiian Vintage Series, and Makaleha.
Our factory workers that put together Kauai Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. From fermentation to the final boxed product, it takes a total team effort.
I discovered the best cake I've ever had at a Cuban restaurant in Esteli, Nicaragua. This cake was so good, I bought several over the month I was there working!! Custard, chocolate, coconut, and some kind of white icing that was to die for.
When we weren't working 12 hour days, there was still time to monkey around at our factory in Nicaragua.