Wednesday 26 September 2007

ASH 2007 countdown - the new poster

Here is the new poster for the ASH 2007 event.
Updated the sponsors and made minor adjustments to the appearance...

Sponsoring the event are now Arganese Cigars from the Dominican Republic and Illusione Cigars from Nigaragua. Also huge thanks go to the Ahjo Bar&NightClub...

A little more than a week to go!

Friday 21 September 2007

The Mediterranean Cruise - Part 2 - Helsinki-Civitavecchia

Helsinki - Fiumicino

Rise and shine! Early flight commands an early wake up. 5 am is a bit too early in my books, but for as good a reason as this I am willing to stand on my head if it is what it takes. The flight from Helsinki to Fiumicino Airport in Italy takes around three hours, and everything went smoothly all the way. In the air we luckily had a change to catch some sleep and good reading. I personally enjoyed the August issue of the Cigar Aficionado I had grabbed from the airport.

Fiumicino - Civitavecchia

This time, we did not have the opportunity to visit Rome, since our boarding was due in the early afternoon. From the airport we got a ride to take us to the Port of Civitavecchia, north of Fiumicino and Rome. It was nice to watch the countryside of Italy to pass behind the windows of the air conditioned car. The trip to Civitavecchia took about an hour, and as such, it was a pleasant experience. Closing down the seaside and the port, a humid breeze rose from the warm waves of the Mediterranean Sea. On the horizon, you could see the deep blue of the clear sky taking turns with the golden glimmer of the sun applying gentle brush strokes on the canvas of the beautiful sea.

Boarding the MSC Sinfonia

When we got to the embarkation area, we noticed that we were there early and had to wait for about two hours to get onboard. Thank god there were refreshments and, even more so, thank god I had a good book with me. Finally our turn to board the ship came and we were welcomed very warmly and with a high standard of service. We headed up to our cabins and got all our stuff out of our luggage. Then we headed for a tour around the ship.

Nice indeed.

Thursday 20 September 2007

The Mediterranean Cruise - Part 1

As you know, i have been cruising the Mediterranean last week. Above you can find the route we took onboard the MSC Sinfonia. The flights were from Helsinki, Finland to Rome, Italy and vice versa. From Rome we drove to Civitavecchia, Italy and there we boarded the beautiful MSC Sifonia, which would become our home for the week at sea.

From Civitavecchia we sailed to Genoa, Italy - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Valencia, Spain - Valletta, Malta - Tunis, Tunisia and finally back to Civitavecchia. We had one day at sea between Valencia and Valletta.

Along the next few posts of the cruise, i will tell you a little of every day onboard, every port visited and every cigar smoked on the cruise. Please bare with me through the journey and please also have some patience if my posts take a little time... I hope you get even a little hint of the good times we had onboard. I will also post some pictures along the way, so that you can also enjoy the beauty of the European and African cities along the Mediterranean sea...

Welcome aboard!

Saturday 8 September 2007

Full Sails

After a few hours i will be off to Rome, and from there i will start my luxurious week onboard the MSC Sinfonia on the mediterranean sea. Next time you'll here from me, i have smoked many great cigars more and hopefully cathed some sun.

if you have wuestions you might have about my trip, please do not hesitate to contact me.

peace out

Wednesday 5 September 2007

Cruising on the Mediterranean Sea

Greetings to you all!

There will be a minor pause to my writings here between 9th and 17th September. During that period i will be enjoying the rest of the European summer on a Mediterranean cruise.

After the trip i will, however, have loads and loads of things to write about. I hope that you will be here even after i return!

Hope to see you soon!

Monday 3 September 2007

ASH 2007

As you might have noticed, i have been putting together this Autumn Smoke Herf for some of my friends and a few cigar lovers. Everything seems to be going ok for this project.

Arganese Cigars has promised to participate by offering some samplers and information packages. Also the luxurious Klaus K Hotel and its Bar&Nightclub Ahjo have offered me their premises for this event.

I will be updating the poster on my page soon with some vital information. And you can count on the fact, that although i am pretty tied up the next two weeks, i will be trying to update information of this event as it comes together. And obviously i will write a full story after the happening. If you want more information about this, please do not hesitate to send me e-mail!

AND IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE! - send me e-mail!!!

peace out!