|Trying to use Google Translate to see what we are talking about.
Of note.. Estella Nicaragua is home to MANY cigars. There are some 250 cigar factories in the space of a small town. So pretty much everyone works at one in the town.
So guess we should do a tour!
|Inspecting the pallets of tobacco leaves.|
|The dried leaves feel more like leather and have a “stronger than you would expect” constancy to them.|
|Getting my nose up in there for a smell|
|One of the many professional cigar rollers|
|The cigar press is used for about 24 hours, with a 1/4 turn of the cigars at the 12 hour mark in order to squeeze the cigars into the proper shape|
|My turn to roll one! With tutelage from an expert.|
|A mural in the front with the owner (far Right) and founder (Far Left)|
No broken bones but we did spend the next 4 days in a hotel room moving as little as possible. Once recovered we continues on our way, forever scared of mind with the thought of Nicaraguan Dogs.
|Filling out Spanish Hospital forms using google translate|
|A little Road Rash on Carmen|
|My Motorcycle Jacket doing it’s job|
Of note, we are in Alabama now and will be finishing up the trip from memory and photos as we prepare for the next adventure.