Thursday, 1 January 2009

holy smoke! قليان, قالیون, غلیون

Egyptians call it Sheesha, Lebanese refer to it as Nargila, in English, it is Hookah. We call it relaxation... This ancient water pipe has been used for centuries to smoke away the day's stress, while relaxing with friends in special ocations. There are so many different names for this unique smoking device. Some call it a hookah, hooka, shesha, huka, nargile, narghile, shisha, shesha, sheesha, nargila, or shishah. The "hookah" ("nargile" as it is known in the Middle East) has been the standard of smoking for centuries in the middle east and originated in Turkey thousands years ago...


"Hubbly bubbly" smoking is quite common at restaurants and cafes all across the middle east. This unique smoking experience is rapidly growing in popularity all over the world. Many people prefer "hookah" (nargile) smoking to cigarettes and cigars because of the smooth, flavourful, and cool taste of the smoke. Many people swear after trying the "Hookah" (nargile) that they will never go back to cigarettes or cigars. "Hookah" (nargile) pipes filter the flavoured smoke with cool water making each puff oh so sweet!! "hookahs" are of the highest quality and are made by skilled craftsmen who have been making these water pipes for centuries. There is great skill involved in making these unique smoking devices

Tobacco mixed with fruit molasses and honey is used when smoking out of a "hookah." Other names for this include: tabac, tombak, tumbak, gouza, guza, moassel, sheesha, etc. Specifically, the tobacco is a grounded up mixture of dried fruit pulp, flavoured molasses, and fresh tobacco leaves. The "shisha" (also known as "sheesha") tobacco comes in a variety of flavors including apple, apricot, strawberry, capuccino, mint, and the list just goes on and on
*Alice and the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland are part of the Walt Disney Letter Series. Caterpillar, facing right, sits on a pink pillow next to a pink mushroom, smoking his water pipe; he has blown the letter "A" in pinkish-grey glittery smoke. Alice, facing left, is either sitting or standing with her hands crossed at her waist*


Libanese black strong coffee....is the perfect balance of flavours
I guarantee lebanese food, black turkish or lebanese coffee and smoking from "hookah" (nargile) is like no other smoking experience...
...apple flavour....the best one... see you soon Mates! enjoy life!

39 comments:

Suruyevsky. said...

The shisha looks wonderful. I suppose that the lebanese coffee is wonderful, too.
Happy New Year!.

Crazy Drile™ said...

It is! very, very black and more strong than a glass of whisky...sometimes is usual put a bit of alcohol inside

Happy New Year Suruyevsky!
and greetings in Mandriland to everyone

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

kiwi said...

amazing hookah, amazing chapter and once again, amazing website and trip

Happy New Year mate

all the best from N.Z

gabriela said...

Very interesting and amazing chapter. I didn´t know about that.
Please continue showing us more things... Don´t stop!!!

Great!!!!
cheers

Crazy Drile™ said...

Happy New Year Mate...it is an amazing trip...a new Journey is starting

Thanks 4 all your comments last year...welcome to Compass of the North 2009

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

Crazy Drile™ said...

No worries! Compass of the North and Crazy Drile never sleep!
we are working for you!!!

Is really Crazy that you can find so many differents cultures here in Australia....is like all the world in one Country

Keep dreaming...keep living
good Journey!

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

Ò_ó said...

Feliz año nuevo!!!! Jajajajaja yo tengo una cachimba en casa (shisha)mitad egipcia mitad tunecina y aveces también le damos caña, pero en vez de café tomamos cerveza, no es mal substituto ;). Un besooo!!

Gloria said...

Detrás de ese humo está mi amigo!!!!Enjoy!!!! xxGloria

Siempre he querido probar esto. A mi marido le encantaría fuma pipa a veces!!

Cloudia said...

Aloha!
thanks so much for visiting my Hawaii blog, Pacific Brother ;-)
So glad I found your blog. This post is entrancing! We have a few places here providing Hookah service lately. Enjoying your music choice too. Please return to visit - as I know I shall!

ZOBAKO said...

FELIZ AÑO NUEVO, SEBA!... Y TE LO ESCRIBO EN CASTELLANO Y QUE TANTO... JAJAJAJ

SUERTE EN TODO ESTE AÑO...!!

Crazy Drile™ said...

Un beso para ti tambien Alba...esta fue la primera vez que fumo Shisha...relamente es un sabor uniko....me parece un buen sustituto una cervecita

Beso de vuelta y Feliz 2009!

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

pd: no te desaparezcas

Crazy Drile™ said...

Dale Gloria...esta buenisim, 100% recomendable!!!

Saludos en Chile Senorita.

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

Crazy Drile™ said...

My pleasure Cloudia! Alohaand welcome anytime here in travel land...in Compass of the North...

you are the first visit from Hawaii!

I'llcome back to visit to you again...promess

Take Care

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

ps:good music here eh?

Crazy Drile™ said...

ESCRIBA EN RUSO SI QUIERE, NO PROBLEM MY FRIEND! ME ALEGRAQ SABER QUE ESTAS VIVO TRAS SU CUASI ACCIDENTE (SUPE POR POR NACHO)

TODO LO MEJOR PARA USTED Y SU FAMILIA EN ESTE NUEVO DESAFIO 2009

MANTENTE EN CONTACTO Y MANDE FRUTA!

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

Sarah said...

WOW hun!!!
everyday better and more crazy chapters! ;)

very happy new year

XOX

Crazy Drile™ said...

Happy New Year too Sarah!
best wishes 4u too!

Of course...Compass never sleep...more Crazy adventures coming soon...

take care
& catcha later!

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

Subongkot said...

hello Crazy Drile ..

congratulations to this chapter ...

You look very happy with Shisha ..

Good on you mate ..

Keep smoking .....

Subongkot Kwunchaithunya

Crazy Drile™ said...

maybe because I was really happy....nothing like Shisha apple flavor! so good!!!


عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

Gloria said...

Se me olvidó comentarte que me gusta la comida libanesa cocino algunas cosas porque mi suegra era libanesa, a mi marido le encanta por supuesto! Muchos cariños y síguela pasando bien! Gloria

Crazy Drile™ said...

Habra que probar tu mano algun dia...esta fue la primera vez que pruebo la comida libanesa y fumo como bajativo Hookah....es increible la concentracion e intensidad de sabores, el caracter de la comida y lo concentrado y aromatico del cafe! Increible...
absolutamente distinto de la comida Arabe, o Turka

Saludos y un abrazo de vuelta...keep in touch

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

ps: Happy New Year Gloria!

Crazy Drile™ said...

Advice for everyone: "lebanese Food could be addictive"


لبنان يمكن أن يكون إدمان الغذاء

sarah said...

shisha looks wonderful agree with suruyesky

happy new year hun

Crazy Drile™ said...

Happy New Year 4u too sarah!
all the best in this new journey

keep traveling...keep walking

take care

عيد رأس السنة

Crazy Drile

Susanne said...

looks great...happy new year from Germany Crazy Drile

Crazy Drile™ said...

it is... is unbelievable that here in Australia in just one st. you can find almost 10 diferents types of food... you can taste favor from all the countries around the world....AMAZING!

Eine große Umarmung und einem Kuss... Grüße in Deutschland!

Crazy Drile

soy+pequeno said...

CrAZy DRiLe xq no publicar lo d la revista en el BLoG... para ToDoS.

debe ser diver fumar la de MaNZaNa en esa PiPa :D

Saludos dsd EsPaÑa!

Franchesca said...

¡Hola Crazy , gracias por entrar en mi blog , me alegro que te guste y a tu novia también .¿Estás realmente en Líbano? mi hermano ahora está allí con los cascos azules.Cuando venga le diré que me informe de cocina libanesa.Yo estuve en Túnez y me dió un poco de "prevención" probar la naguile, pero parece que está divertido.
Mucho disfrute y experiencia en tus viajes.Yo ya mañana ,día 7 , empiezo el trabajo, but it is exciting for my to educate the children .Enyoy your life !
Un abrazo.Frasnchesca

Crazy Drile™ said...

Hi Soy+Pequeno, yep no es mala idea publicar la pieza de Publicidad aca, es un gran honor publicar en una revista nacional Australiana...en todo caso no me gusta mucho mezclar mi trabajo con este blog...veremos

Saludos en España!

Crazy Drile

Crazy Drile™ said...

Hey Franchesca! increible tu viaje.... noup, no estoy en El Libano, estoy en Australia en un Restaurant Lebanese famoso por sus platos tipicos y por su cafe...la pipa fue el bajativo perfecto para ese almuerzo...primera vez que pruebo Hookah, y es una experiencia increible

Un abrazo Grande,

Crazy Drile

gabriela said...

Seba

Thanks for your ideas for Chilean festival. Great!!!
I am working on it.

kisses from Chile

Crazy Drile™ said...

No worries!!! Anytime....
Good Luck...She'll be right mate!

gabriela said...

Seba read your gmail. Good luck.

kisses

Crazy Drile™ said...

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chica said...

Fumate el otro!!!! jajajajja
Great chapter mate!!! and the music, PERFECT!

Que loco!!!

Un beso para ti y para Amy!

Chik

Crazy Drile™ said...

NO WORRIES Mate!...keep smoking! hahhahahhahha PEACE!

Saludos desde la tierra de los "tigurones"!

Chica said...

jajajajja la cago!!! la noticia de los tigurones salio en portada de las ultimas noticias acá!!

Chik

Anonymous said...

Salut Sebastian !

Très bonne année à toi pour 2009 !

How are you man ? what's up ?

The time is running so fast, and I totally forgot to write you a message like I told you.

Are you still in Australia ? what are you doing now ?!

See you man,
Take care,

Alex
(French guy from Burketown, Australia)

Alejandra said...

Hola loco seba como estas? quiero felicitarte por las fotos, no se como de casualidad llegue a ellas pero las he disfrutado montones inchrehible el viaje....mil cariños y espero que estes muy bien....

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