Photographer's Note

Nargile in every corner of Lebanon. Lebanon was always smoking; smoking the big, beautiful, aromic, fashionable nargile. If you want to fit in while in Lebanon, then you must learn how to smoke the hookah pipe. The Lebanese took it to a whole new level. Every bit of their social culture centered around nargile.

Egyptians call it Shisha, Lebanese refer to it as Nargile, in English, it is Hookah; however I prefer the name Water Pipe. But they all can agree that itís really called a form of relaxation. The word actually comes from the Persian word for glass. This ancient glass water pipe has been used for centuries in the Middle East to smoke away the dayís stress, while relaxing with friends and family. Flavors can include apple, cinnamon, mint, cappuccino, strawberry, grapes and any other number of fruits which actually make it a pleasant experience to be around; even if you donít smoke it! as I do. I really enjoy the sweet fruity smell.

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