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On my bucket list was a visit to the infamous El Bodeguita Del Medio. A Cuban bar that once served up mojitos to the likes of Pablo Neruda, Nat King Cole and Ernest Hemmingway. It remains a popular place but mostly by tourists like me curious to explore the graffiti that still mars its walls —a montage of what remains of its loyal patrons. Many years later, I made a return visit to Havana and the Bodeguita. Just outside the bar, I encountered this iconic Cuban gentleman preparing to enjoy an iconically Cuban cigar. I watched as he bit the head and toasted the foot before lighting it with a wooden match. He looks up at me and I take his picture. The cigar smells sweet, like nuts and wet earth and in his expression I am reminded of Cuba's past once again.