Rolling the big ones

Enjoying my opportunity to visit the cigar business in Suchitoto. It comprised two woman in one their homes. Cigars are totally handmade from scratch.

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Ingredients

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this 93-year-old woman has been rolling cigars for much of her life

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Much of the tobacco comes from Guatemala

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Rolling so fast – a blur

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the finished product

 

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This pack sells for about $1.50 to tourists. Locals get an even better price

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Wilian gets to try too

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though not much surpasses my effort

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Some interesting things in the casa.

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One of several bird nests on the wall

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Homemade budgie cage

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Every home and street corner had an original nativity scene

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Some larger examples

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