Re: Trip to the middle east!
Well Riyadh for sure, i might be going to Madinah for a day or two. I know Riyadh will have the more flavorful private stores, but I've been to a couple of Madinah lounges were i know they still use tombac in MASSIVE hookahs. As someone who is still relatively new to robust flavors, i'll be spending allot of time sampling, but any suggestions would rock.
You're probably right John, i shouldn't underestimate the local favorites.
Thanks for the concern guys, my grandpa's a tough old Palestinian i'm sure he'll get through it.