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Tobacco Farmer, Viñales
Going to Cuba has been a dream of mine for many years. I was finally able to visit the western part of the unique island nation in March 2018. I hired a local guide to take me on a walking tour of the sprawling tobacco fields in the Viñales Valley, and watched as a lifelong tobacco farmer showed how to roll tobacco into cigars. It's a hard life for the tobacco farmers and all their work is done by hand, but they are able to earn additional income from tourism.
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||April 24, 2018, 6:29 p.m.