Thursday, April 07, 2011

04/05 - Hamburg callin...


I was in Hamburg for business reasons and it's always nice to combine it with meeting old friends that you don't see every weekend... so I took the chance to meet with Manfred, Dieter and Paul here at the wonderful Hanselounge in the middle of the city.

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After my arrival we took a seat to smoke our first cigar in the library, for me it was a '06 Bolivar Corona Extra... a bit flat and missin the really earthy and strong Bolivar flavor.... but it was still ok.

After the whole day on a local trade show my feet and legs were a bit hurting, I'm not used to stand around the whole day long. But the first day was a success imho... I'm supporting a customer of us with his new product for which we helped him in the developing process. Completely different business than I have other times, but definetly very interesting.

Ok, back to the library: the Hanselounge itself is a really nice place. You take your seat in one of the chairs, lean back and relax... wonderful.

Paul

Dieter

Manfred

The Library

After the first cigar we moved a few steps to the restaurant, we all felt hungry after a long day... so I got a perfect pepper steak...

Waitin for dinner

Pepper steak

The Lounge also has a walk-in humidor room, with a good selection of Cuban cigars... so if you don't have anything with you, you'll find there what you want. They get the cigars directly from the official importer in Germany and sell it at German list price, so no additional charge like it's used to be normally in the gastronomy... just fair.

Walk-in humidor

Walk-in humidor

After dinner we moved back to the library, smoked another cigar. Thx to Dieter for giftin us this wonderful Romeo y Julieta Robustos EL 2001... this cigar was a wonderful smoke that I really enjoyed... it was hard to pitch it to the ashtray with about half an inch left.
 
View in the restaurant

Yesterday evening we'd to be inside because of the temperatures but in the summertime you can sit outside on the terrace and smoke your cigars while havin a fantastic view over the the so called "Binnen-Alster", the part of the river which is inside of Hamburg... a very special view.

All in all it was a very nice time I had, thx a lot to you guys for takin the time to meet with me... I'm lookin forward to you all again.

Binnen-Alster

Binnen-Alster

Lookin to the town hall

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