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jhanzair

Where To Buy

First of all, just wanna say hi. Been a reader of this forum for quite some time, but never got around to actually register unti now biggrin.gif.
My situation is the following. I live in Portugal, and that's quite the bad choice for a hookah smoker to live :x. I only know about 2 shops that actually sell shisha and shisha related stuff, one of them being one of those "junkie" shops. The other one sells Nakhla shisha for about 1.5 euros a 50 g box, has some nice hookahs (wildly overpriced, I've buit my own, and I like it a lot, smokes way better than the ones in the hookah bars) and really bad charcoal (bagdad charcoal).
So the question is, anyone from around here knows where I can buy better charcoal from? I've seen the american online shops but it's really expensive to order from so far away... I wanted something like 3 Kings, or another nice quicklite happy.gif

jhanZair

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Hey mods, I'm writing this post in portuguese, as I found a portuguese mate in hookaholism, I'm not alone anymore! biggrin.gif I hope that's ok.


Então pá, tás bom? Já vi que és do Porto pa, eu sou vermelho, mas moro no Porto. Estranho tu no morares perto de Lisboa, estamos trocados.

Bem vindo ao fórum, aprendi muita coisa aqui (praticamente tudo o que sei sobre este fantástico hobby), ja cá ando há cerca de dois anos, embora, como tu. só me tenha registado passado uns tempos de leitura e a minha contribuição em termos de posts não seja grande.

Quanto à tua dúvida, eu também tenho apenas acesso a nakhla aqui no Porto. Isto em termos de preços aceitaveis. Depois tambem tenho wazir e sinbad, mas a preços ipraticaveis (6€ por 50g). Nakhla é uma boa marca, tem alguns sabores óptimos (laranja, cereja, double apple) mas aqui em Portugal, apesar de conseguir bons preços, na maior parte das vezes a shisha que compro acaba por ja ser velha.

Carvão tambem consigo comprar da marca 3 kings, que é uma boa marca, mas tambem so o consigo por um preço nao muito apetecivel (20€ por uma caixa de 33mm). Isto juntado ao facto de haver outras marcas a meu ver melhores tanto de carvoes instantaneos como de naturais (CH instant lites; exoticas), faz com que nao goste de muito de comprar carvao nas lojas locais.

Bem, por tudo isto, a melhor solução que encontrei, tanto a nivel de qualidade como no preço foi de começar a mandar vir a shisha dos Estados Unidos. Para poupar nos portes tenta arranjar um amigo com quem possas dividir os custos de envio. Podes experimentar marcas de shisha como Al Fakher, Tangiers Fusion, Starbuzz, bem como de carvao que ca nao arranjas.

Tambem existem varias lojas alemas de shisha, com cachimbos (myas e narguilem) e carvao (cococha e cocobricos) a óptimos preços. No entanto a shisha na alemanha é cara, para alem de ter menos glicerina que o normal devido às leis de lá.

Por fim, outro óptimo motivo paraq se comprar material do estrangeiro é a existencia de acessorios que ca nao encontras. Mangueiras nammor e razan, difusores e phunnel bowls. Estes ultimos principalmente fazem uma grande diferença.

Lembra-te no entanto que, se comprares fora da uniao europeia nao deves mandar vir muita coisa numa só ordem, para nao correres risco de ter de pagar taxas alfandegarias. Para alem disso, lembra-te de pedires ao comerciante para nao por referencias a tabaco na encomenda.

Posto isto, se me quiseres adicionar no msn para esclarecer alguma duvida ou para falar manda-me uma PM com o teu contancto.

Fica bem pa!

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Thats quite alright....

alas, im barely able to speak English let alone 2 languages.

Now i have to find a translator to make sure you arent talking about stuff you shouldn't be. wink.gif

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QUOTE (mushrat @ Feb 12 2009, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thats quite alright....

alas, im barely able to speak English let alone 2 languages.

Now i have to find a translator to make sure you arent talking about stuff you shouldn't be. wink.gif


hes only telling his new "mate" about the hot transvestite hooker that he spent the night with last week.

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QUOTE (chinamon @ Feb 12 2009, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (mushrat @ Feb 12 2009, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thats quite alright....

alas, im barely able to speak English let alone 2 languages.

Now i have to find a translator to make sure you arent talking about stuff you shouldn't be. wink.gif


hes only telling his new "mate" about the hot transvestite hooker that he spent the night with last week.

what would we do without you to guide us the way...smile.gif

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From babelfish:

Then shovel, you the good one? Already vi that you are of Port Pará, I am red, but I live in the Port. Stranger you in liveing close to Lisbon, are changed. Welcome to fórum, I learned much thing here (practically everything what I know on this fantastic hobby), already I walk here has about two years, even so, as you. it has only registado me passed reading times and my contribution in terms of posts is not great. How much to your doubt, I also have only access nakhla here in the Port. This in terms of acceptable prices. Later also I have to wazir and sinbad, but the ipraticaveis prices (6€ for 50g). Nakhla is a good mark, has some excellent flavors (orange, cherry, double apple) but here in Portugal, although to obtain good prices, to a great extent shisha that I buy finishes for already being old. Coal also I obtain to buy of mark 3 kings, that it is a good mark, but I obtain also alone it for a price not very tempting (20€ for a box of 33mm). This joined to the fact in such a way to have other marks in my opinion of natural instantaneous coals as of (better CH instant lites; exotic), it makes with that it does not like buying coal in the local store very. Well, for everything this, the best solution that I found, as much the level of quality as in the price was to start to order to come shisha of the United States. To save in the transports it tries to arrange a friend with who you can divide the sending costs. Pods to try marks of shisha as Al Fakher, Tangiers Fusion, Starbuzz, as well as of coal that you do not arrange here. Also they exist you vary German store of shisha, with cachimbos (myas and narguilem) and coal (cococha and cocobricos) the excellent prices. However shisha in Germany is expensive, stops beyond having little glycerin that the normal one had to the laws of there. Finally, another excellent reason paraq if to buy material of the foreigner is the existence of accessories that you do not find here. Hoses nammor and razan, diffusers and phunnel bowls. These last ones mainly make a great difference. It remembers to you however that, if to buy outside of the European union you do not have to order to come much thing in one alone order, not to run risk to have to pay customs taxes. For moreover, it remembers to ask for to you to the trader for not for references the tobacco in the order. Rank this, to want to add if me in msn to clarify some doubts or to speak it orders me a p.m. with yours contancto. It is Pará well!

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QUOTE (4d1ct3d @ Feb 12 2009, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lol do you want me to translate the text for you guys?


I did a piss-poor translation two-three posts above ^^^

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Yeah I noticed that. You're right though, it is really poor tongue.gif

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QUOTE (tinyj316 @ Feb 12 2009, 12:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From babelfish:

Then shovel, you the good one?


LOL - babelfish rules biggrin.gif

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I'm replying in portuguese, but I'll translate to english further down biggrin.gif

Yah tamos uma beca trocados bacano xD.

Por acaso também consigo arranjar Al Wazir, e a de uva é mesmo a minha favorita de tudo o que experimentei. Mas o preço ainda é mais caro do que por aí... Por acaso desde que fiz o post uma amiga minha falou-me de uma loja no Colombo que vende Al Fakher, tenho de passar por lá, depois digo qualquer coisa biggrin.gif. O carvão arranjo coisa de 1,5 € / pacote de 10 carvões, não sei ao certo a marca porque no saquinho só vem em árabe. Mas são bacanos, demoram um bocadinho a acender só.

Quanto às lojas online, podes dizer uma ou duas que tenhas usado americanas, e uma alemã? Ando para comprar uma hookah a sério há imenso tempo, mas as das lojas parecem muito ranhosas... Curto bué das Mya Bambino, acho que ainda compro uma biggrin.gif

Fica bem bacano wink.gif

Translation

I can also get Al Wazir, and the grape one is my all-time favorite. But the price is even higher than what you buy it for.. Actually, since I created this topic a friend of mine told me about a store in Colombo that sells Al Fakher, I'll tell you something when I drop by there biggrin.gif. As for coals I manage to get a 10 coals package for 1.5 €, I'm not sure about the brand name because the package only has it's name in arab. But they're nice, except for taking a bit to light up.

As for online stores, can you tell me about a couple of american stores you've used, and that german one? I've been looking to buy a real hookah for a long time, but the ones they have in the local stores seem really lame... I love the Mya Bambino, I think I'll buy one of those biggrin.gif

See ya wink.gif Edited by jhanzair

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I'm replying in portuguese, but I'll translate to english further down biggrin.gif

Yah tamos uma beca trocados bacano xD.

Por acaso também consigo arranjar Al Wazir, e a de uva é mesmo a minha favorita de tudo o que experimentei. Mas o preço ainda é mais caro do que por aí... Por acaso desde que fiz o post uma amiga minha falou-me de uma loja no Colombo que vende Al Fakher, tenho de passar por lá, depois digo qualquer coisa biggrin.gif. O carvão arranjo coisa de 1,5 € / pacote de 10 carvões, não sei ao certo a marca porque no saquinho só vem em árabe. Mas são bacanos, demoram um bocadinho a acender só.

Quanto às lojas online, podes dizer uma ou duas que tenhas usado americanas, e uma alemã? Ando para comprar uma hookah a sério há imenso tempo, mas as das lojas parecem muito ranhosas... Curto bué das Mya Bambino, acho que ainda compro uma biggrin.gif

Fica bem bacano wink.gif

Translation

I can also get Al Wazir, and the grape one is my all-time favorite. But the price is even higher than what you buy it for.. Actually, since I created this topic a friend of mine told me about a store in Colombo that sells Al Fakher, I'll tell you something when I drop by there biggrin.gif. As for coals I manage to get a 10 coals package for 1.5 €, I'm not sure about the brand name because the package only has it's name in arab. But they're nice, except for taking a bit to light up.

As for online stores, can you tell about a couple of american stores you've used, and that german one? I've been looking o buy a real hookah for a long time, but the ones they have in the local stores seem really lame... I love the Mya Bambino, I think I'll buy one of those biggrin.gif

See ya wink.gif

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Quanto a lojas americanas tens as seguintes:

www.hookah-shisha.com (já experimentei e recomendo)
www.hookahcompany.com (já exeperimentei e recomendo)
www.alfakheronline.com (já experimentei e recomendo)
www.hookahjohn.com (esta vai ser a proxima a ser experimentada, o john é conhecido pelo excelente serviço que presta aos clientes)
www.mnhookah.com (nunca experimentei, mas tem fama de ter excelente serviço)

Nunca experimentei lojas alemas, mas users ingleses cá do forum ja experimentaram a www.shisha-world.com e recomendam.

Quanto a mim, vou experimentar a www.shisha-net.de para encomendar um acendedor de carvoes electrico, bem como carvão cocobrico.

O Mya Bambino, posso-te recomendar porque tenho um tongue.gif Eu ja ponho aqui umas fotos do bombardeiro a funcionar.

Outro cachimbo que é muito bom é o Mya QT, que tem um amigo meu. Em termos de experiência de fumo é igualzinho ao Bambino, mas tem duas vantagens: a base é mais estavel (é praticamente impossivel virares o cachimbo quando ele esta pousado) e dá para meter uma mangueira extra comprando o adaptador. Eu acabei por comprar o bambino por ser, a meu ver, mais bonito smile.gif



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Gonna reply in portuguese also,if u guys want so I can translate happy.gif


Se em portugal vcs acham caro e dificil de achar imagina eu que moro no brasil,o unico jeito de fumar essencias(shisha,por aqui se chama assim) de boa qualidade é gastando muito dinheiro mandando trazer dos EUA

se eu puder adicionar vcs no msn para conversar depois em portugues ficaria grato!


meu msn é marcos_vercetti@hotmail.com

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im gonna reply in portugese too even though i dont actually know portugese

o banheiro está grávido

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its the only spanish phrase i know-el banyo esta emberassada-so i thought i would lear it in portugese too wink.gif

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Well... The tub is pregnant. Though luck xD

Moving on... I did go to that shop today. They don't have Al Fakher though, only Al Wazir and Cleopatra. I forgot to mention, but sometimes there is Cleopatra shisha where I buy Nakhla. I find it to be quite worse than Nakhla, I don't buy it anymore.

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Bem, prometido é devido portanto aqui estão umas fotos que tirei agora a uma sessaozita de shisha.




Aqui está o menino, Mya Bambino verde.




O corpo do cachimbo em pormenor.




Usei um phunnel bowl pequeno em vez da taça que vem com o cachimbo que, diga-se de passagem, é uma valente cagada. Fumei Al Fakher Menta (que é a minha shisha favorita, simplesmente fantastica).




Podes ver a diferença de tamanho consideravel entre o phunnel e a taça mya tongue.gif Felizmente tenho um mini phunnel a caminho para as sessoes a solo. Para alem de ser pequena, a taça mya tem uma ceramica fina, o que faz com que seja muito facil queimar a shisha. Para alem disso, os buracos sao muito pequenos, o que faz com que muitas vezes, principalmente com shishas de corte mais pequeno, entupam e cortem a passagem do ar.




Este foi o padrao de furos que usei.




Aqui 3 quartos de uma barra de carvao exotica a aquecer.




E aqui o carvao ja aceso biggrin.gif




O cachimo pronto a bombar. A mangueira que estava a usar nesta sessão não é a que vem com o cachimbo, é uma Grand Washable da hookah company. A mangueira stock é uma mya normal verde da qual eu não gosto nada.




As belas das smoking pics wink.gif


Posto isto, se tivesse que dar uma nota ao cachimbo, dar-lhe-ia um 8.5/10. Tiro um ponto pela taça e meio pela mangueira.

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First of all, my apologies for going necromancer on this post.

That said, hello everybody; my first post in the board, straight from Portugal as well. \o/

[quote name='jhanzair' date='04 February 2009 - 09:36 PM' timestamp='1233783361' post='333764']
So the question is, anyone from around here knows where I can buy better charcoal from?
[/quote]

Hi. Hoping you still read this board, or you're still into the above mentioned subject, I wonder if you know any decent place to buy tobacco or charcoal in this side of the river :-]

Any help would be deeply appreciated.

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Hi ! I also Live in Portugal ( Lisbon) I know where to buy  3 kings for 1 euro and half , it s my favorite coal I usually buy it on martin Moniz I dont know the store name but there´s like 30 stores in that arera you can buy Hookah stuff I also know where to get  StarBuzz tobaco , in case anyones is interessed . Btw I had Wazir of mint and Mizo lemon those two were my favorite ones unfortunatly never saw more those for sell , anyone knows where to buy those in Portugal ?

 

Best regards !

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