Popular Post ChanceSchmerr Posted April 24, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted April 24, 2019 Hi Everyone! Well, we've been a little busy at sea here, and even during the last port visit, so I havn't been too active on the site. Part of that has been our operations, and part has been the inevitable year-end evaluations that we've been going through the last month - no escape from those! In any case - a big shoutout to Leif (@SokaKiel) - we were able to link up in the Seychelles and enjoy some great cigars and great food over a couple of days! Thanks again for a great time mate! I have a good picture but it's on my phone and I havn't been able to upload onto my work computer, I'll try to get it up here shortly! Leif was kind enough to share some recent middle-eastern RE's, so i got to try the Diplomaticos Ammunition and Ramon Allones La Palmera, very glad to have had the experience. I will say that the Dip Ammo, despite the large size, was a very tasty smoke, I will be looking for those in the middle east. I hope you enjoyed the cigars I gave in return, mate! Since our Seychelles meeting in late March, my ship sailed up the African coast and later made port in Salalah, Oman. This was a busy port for me but I managed to get out for a look around town. No cigar stores or lounges that I could see, but the town itself had a fun old Souq down near the Sultan's palace, where I was able to haggle for some Frankincense resin and oil. I also enjoyed some good food, including Camel meat! Tasty stuff - I love to try local delicacies when i can. I do manage to have a few cigars at sea when i have a moment. It's been busy with those evaluations but once I finished writing those, I celebrated with a few heavy-weights - one of my last 2002 RA 898s, and Montecristo Sublimes LE 2008. The Sublimes was decent, but the 898 satisfied like few other cigars can. A winner every time! Yesterday we sailed in consort with the French Aircraft Carrier Charles De Gaulle, and I enjoyed a Toscano cigar as I watched the jets take off from her flight deck. A very cool experience that I had not seen close up before. Next up is Muscat, Oman! I am very excited for this port, as it has the first LCDH i've seen since Singapore, as well as a proper cigar lounge to boot. I can't wait! Looking forward to relaxing with a cigar and a coffee in comfortable surroundings. I'm also keen to go to the Mutrah Souq, I'm told it's a good shopping experience and I need a bit more Frankincense to bring home with me. Anyone have any recommendations for food/restaurants, shopping and cigars in Muscat? Anyone actually in Muscat and keen to meet up for a cigar? Post or drop me a PM, I'm always open to meet up! Pictures to follow! Cheers all! 9 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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