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Old April 17th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Hajo Flettner
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Default Re: Tunisian afternoon, at home in Madrid (Spain)

I regret to say that outside of a charming girl that lives in the U.K. and yourself it seems that no other Tunisians are here which is a pity since Tunisian craftsmanship is excellent and they have as much as any other nation I can think of to add to our understanding of all things narghile related. Personally I am huge fan of Sheikh El Balad although Ambre is decent I prefer El Kif, Arous El Nile and El Gondoul to it.
As to terms, well I confess to be confused by the way Tunisians use the terms tombac and jurak. I havenít spent much time in Tunis but I have noted that in the more rural parts of the country people actually use the correct terms. I also have had far less luck finding old fashioned Tunisian jurak, tombac and black moassel then I would like. The few I have had are very strong and remind me more of Persian products which is odd since I know that they have no connections. I suppose it is because they often use something that reminds of Bergamot oil
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