It's a see you and not a good bye...
...that's what we decided when we said goodbye on my last day.
And yet: I am sad that this time is coming to an end, even though I am looking forward to my family and friends at home.
I thank from the bottom of my heart all those whom I mention in the film above and those whom I have forgotten and all the workers in Jicomé and Villa Gonzalez - on behalf of all I have named those with whom I have worked more closely.
I thank you for sharing your immense knowledge with me, for your endless patience when I was slow, for your openness to me coming from another world and being allowed to look into your world full of curiosity. For your laughter when we met at the factory and your sympathy how I feel in your country and in this project. For your concern when I went on a journey of discovery at the weekend and your tips on what to do if I got into trouble. I could have called anyone (if I had a internet connection ;-)) and you would have been there.
And last but not least: thank you for making these great cigars for us. A lot of planning, a lot of knowledge, a lot of experience, a lot of patience, a lot of care, a lot of stamina is part of it. I knew that before and now I have lived it - it's completely different again.