Episode 78: The Cuban Sub-Series: Cuba Now
James welcomes back co-host Nick Syris, a Master Blender and Cuban expert, to discuss his latest trip to Cuba. Is Cuba ready for tourism as the pandemic (hopefully) winds down? Nick talks about what he saw as he visited the island nation in April of 2022. From the changes in currency to the amount of inflation Cuba is now seeing, it does not bode well for those looking to travel to Cuba anytime soon. Nick discusses the ongoing exodus from Cuba and where they are all going, as well as how that won’t affect Cuban cigar production. It’s a very fresh look at a nation in the middle of a perfect storm of crippling inflation and effects of a 2yrs pandemic.