Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Shisha

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Shisha (Arabic: شيشة‎), from the Persian word shīshe (شیشه), meaning glass, is the common term for the hookah in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf.  

A hookah is a single or multi-stemmed (often glass-based) water pipe for smoking. Originally from India, the hookah has gained immense popularity, especially in the middle east.

A hookah operates by water filtration and indirect heat and is used to smoke herbal fruits or tobacco.  Jeremy had double apple and we have grape (?).  It seems like a rather poor substitute for alcohol but you have to try everything at least once.

The hookah are banned in NZ because too many kiwi's like to use them to smoke cannabis.

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Not sure if this still warrants the french title but what the hell.  We spent the day relaxing at the British Club or just "The Club".

It is just one of the many resort like places with a licence to serve alcohol which as a result is somewhere for expats to hang-out.

The kids spent most of the day in the pool and beach and were sent off to bed early tonight.  Denise has a babysitter in and we are off to try some shisha.