Re: What got you into Hookah?
I had heard about hookahs for many years, ever since I first heard "alice in wonderland". I was living in Saudi Arabia (1997), and I asked one of my co-workers, if he knew where hookahs were sold in Saudi. He took me to a place, and there was a very nice Yemeni man there selling hookahs, and he was delighted to have an American in his shop. He sold me a hookah, and tobacco, and coals, etc. He spoke no English, but he demonstrated how much water to put in the flask,etc. He did not explain about foil!
I went back to the barracks, and loaded up the hookah, and put the coal right on the tobacco. I smoked for many weeks, not knowing the difference.
I put the hookah away, and forgot about it for years. When I arrived back in Iraq in 2006, I bought another hookah, and tried it with foil, what a difference!