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Old May 9th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Ok so here is the deal. I have just made all the arrangements and I am going to Egypt for three weeks in September (for my Birthday)! Aside from all the tourst things my wife & I will be doing, I am going to make it a point to smoke at every cafe that I find over there. Having said that, I am also on a hunt for hookahs. Does anybody know where I can find KM's over there? I will be all over the place, from Cairo to Dahab. So is there liek a KM shop or something?
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Old May 9th, 2008, 11:39 AM
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Wow! this sounds like alot of fun. I don't know of any KM shops but I don't think you'll have a problem finding what your looking for once you get there. I'm sure they have phone books in Egypt. You've also got plenty of time to do your research to be sure you don't miss one hookah related tidbit O' fun. And yes, we do expect to see tons of photos!!lol
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Old May 9th, 2008, 12:26 PM
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you lucky dog! i really wish i could do this. sounds like super fun
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BRING BACK SHISHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BRING BACK SHISHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If he did it would probably be al nahkla.Nahkla is the dominant brand in egypt.
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No No No, you don't want a KM if your in Egypt! You want an ALL Brass 30" Hand-made Egyptian rig that will cost you maybe 20 bucks. If you do find a KM, and you love it, and it's unique, why not buy it. But I'm telling you, you find an old-school Egyptian rig and you buy it!

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BRING BACK SHISHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Believe me, I am going to bring an ASS LOAD of shisha... or as much as I can get through customs
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No No No, you don't want a KM if your in Egypt! You want an ALL Brass 30" Hand-made Egyptian rig that will cost you maybe 20 bucks. If you do find a KM, and you love it, and it's unique, why not buy it. But I'm telling you, you find an old-school Egyptian rig and you buy it!

I agree w/zen. If your gonna bring back a rig, it should be something amazing that isn't availiable outside of egypt.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 12:42 PM
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I agree w/zen. If your gonna bring back a rig, it should be something amazing that isn't availiable outside of egypt.
Well, I have about $400 that I have designated strictly for Hookah use, so with all you tips I will definitely make some good investments
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Wow, sounds like a blast. Have fun chief!
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Wow man. Good luck on your adventure.
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$400 for hookahs in egypt, sounds like youre bringing back more than you can carry lol
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Old May 9th, 2008, 12:58 PM
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THanks for all the good wishes everybody! Well, $400 sounds like a lot, but when you put everything into perspective, you have to include what I am going to spend at the Cafes over there, what I am going to spend on buying shisha & hookahs, plus what they might charge me to get this stuff out of the country
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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:06 PM
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Yeah, save a good 150 for those damn customs agents.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:13 PM
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just dont get ripped off for the hookahs. even the really nice ones dont cost that much. i personally wouldn't pay over 40 for anything, but thats me saying that right now, if i was there things would probably be a lot different
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just dont get ripped off for the hookahs. even the really nice ones dont cost that much. i personally wouldn't pay over 40 for anything, but thats me saying that right now, if i was there things would probably be a lot different
Well, as of today for every $100 USD I will get 540 Egyptian pounds, so you think if I get hookahs for like 200 Egyptian pounds each that would be a steal, no?
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I have heard of people getting them for even cheaper...
But yeah that's still a damn steal.

Make sure they are all brass By the Way.. (Check the downstem over-all)
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Oh, if you get a chance, pick one up for me? pppplease 0
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I was gonna ask the same thing!
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i asked first :P
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Ok so here is the deal. I have just made all the arrangements and I am going to Egypt for three weeks in September (for my Birthday)! Aside from all the tourst things my wife & I will be doing, I am going to make it a point to smoke at every cafe that I find over there. Having said that, I am also on a hunt for hookahs. Does anybody know where I can find KM's over there? I will be all over the place, from Cairo to Dahab. So is there liek a KM shop or something?
A few things:

1) You best remember that American customs will limit how much mu'essel you can bring back so be prepared to mail some back to yourself and throw away what ever they don't let you have past the limit.

2) If you plan on smoking when you are in Egypt either bone up on smoking edict or smoke at places that cater to Westerners. You will piss people off big time if smoke at a place that caters to locals and you smoke like an American

3) Smoke some Shh 'el-beled and bring some home. It's Tunisian but I had no trouble getting it and it's damn good.

4) Buy lots of Kass Super,Khan El Khalili & Bata

5) Talk to someone that has been around the country in the last few months to find out where exactly it's not safe to visit.

6) When in Cairo spend at least a full day in the Khan al-Khalili looking for narghile stuff. The locals will point you towards a lot of great shops and such.

7) The Dahab hotel is a great place to smoke if you like a Bohemian kind of atmosphere.

8) The Zamalek area of Cairo has lots of great places to smoke and you'll get better service if you stay away from the tourist traps.

9) Pasqua Caf, Abu El Sid, El FeShawy Coffe & Cairo 1940 all have great food and decent smoking environs.
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Looks like Flettner knows his stuff haha.
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Looks like Flettner knows his stuff haha.
i on the other hand took a course with professor google.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:26 PM
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I like Egypt although Cairo is too damn big for my tastes. Alexandria is more my style. The trick is to visit places not overrun with tourists if you want good food, drink and smoke. I haven't been to Egypt in about a year and since my language skills suck I forgot a lot about what to look for.
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MAn that would be so much fun! i hope you enjoy it and post some pics when you get back alright?
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