GET TO KNOW CUBA

Nick Syris can be heard each week on the Smooth Draws Radio Show. Nick's Notebook - A Cigar Enthusiast's Guide to Cuba, is the first informational segment to air on radio that is geared towards the cigar enthusiast. These segments will provide the traveler to Cuba with a wealth of information, with topics ranging from: Legal issues involved in traveling to Cuba; Where to Stay; How to Get Around; Visiting Cigar Plantations and Factories; Where to Purchase Fresh Rolled Cigars by Master Rollers... among a host of other topics. We will compile each of Nick's Notebook segments below for you to reference at any time. 

NICK'S NOTEBOOK: ARCHIVED FILES

Each Audio-File Below Contains the Various Topics - Starting from the Most Recent Entries - That Nick Discusses Each Week on the Smooth Draws Radio Show. We Hope You Enjoy Them!

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #21

● Nick offers his opinion on what might happen with Cuba - American business opportunities when President-elect Trump takes office. ● Does the Cuban governmen actually want an open relationship with the US?

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #20

● Nick discusses how Cuba reacted immediately following the passing of Fidel Castro. ● This festive country became somber as they mourn their former president!

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #19

● Nick discusses how the Cuban cigar industry will stack up to other countries once free trade is available. ●Nick challenges the notion that all Cuban cigars taste alike.

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #18

● Nick discusses the passing of Fidel Castro. ● How Fidel Castro was perceived by other countries. ●Some comments about Cuba - American relations when Trump is president.

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #17

●Nick discusses whas he perceives as diminishing availability of cigars in Havana. ●Presiden Obama issues executive order allowing American citizens to bring unlimited cigars to US.

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #16

●Nick discusses how the tourist industry is booking in Cuba. ● Cuban citizens are going into private business in increasing numbers! ●More and more Americans are traveling to Cuba.

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #15

●Nick discussed a behind the scenes look at Cubas's famous Casa del Habanos Shops and Lounges.  ● What will you discover at the Casa del Habanos Shops?

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #14

●Nick discusses very interesting things to do while walking around in Havana. ● Information on our special hosted trip to Cuba in August!

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #13

● Nick discusses why Classic american automobiles are so prevalent in Cuba. ●Why you must drive around in one of these restored Classics when in Cuba!

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #12

● Nick and Doc are hosting educatioal and people to people exhanges to Cuba. ● Things to expect on such trip.

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #11

● Tips on where to purchase authentic Cuban cigars in Havanasit Cuba. ● Think outside the box and try some of the cigars rolled by the Ambassadors at the hotels.  ● Nick's recommendation of where to smoke that first night in Cuba!

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #10

●Tips on what cigar factoris are available to US citizens when you visit Cuba. ●What occurs on a government operated factory tour in Cuba.

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #9

● What are the two most commen concerns Nick hears from those desiring to visit Cuba - Safety and Cuban Government? ● Overview of just what you should keep in mind about infrastructure and conveniences.

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #8

●Some believe we should not be visiting Cuba and supporting the current regime. ● Nick Syris counters by expressing his desire to interact, support and educate the regular Cuban citizen - and he says it's working!

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #7

● Legally traveling to Cuba - Review. ● Where to Stay in Cuba - Hotels or Private Houses (Casa Particulares)? ● Must Have's for Your Stay in Cuba

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #6

● Legally traveling to Cuba - Review. ● Arrival in Havana - What Happens? ● Exchanging Money in Cuba ● Taxi's Versus Private Drivers

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #5

● Legally traveling to Cuba - Review. ● Flight options to Cuba - Can Book on the Internet. ● Arrival in Havana - What Happens When You Get There?

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #4

● The President is in Cuba now! ● New laws regarding the

purchase of Cuban cigars. ● Is it now legal to freely travel to Cuba?

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #3

● Booking a trip to Cuba - Private tour or on  your own. ● How to fly to Cuba. ● Can you use U.S. currency while visiting Cuba? And what about credit cards?

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #2

● Visit Cuba legally, but don't call it a tour!  ● With relaxed regulations, U.S. citizens can legally travel to Cuba now. ● Local contact who conducts "Cigar Research" visits.

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NICK'S NOTEBOOK - ENTRY #1

● Historical information regarding why travel to Cuba has been prohibited  ● Can U.S. citizens legally travel to Cuba now? ● Just who is authorized to travel to Cuba? ● Discussion of tour operators in Cuba.

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