Smoking a calabash pipe is truly a global pass time shared by our friends in Istanbul Turkey. Here is an interesting article from the Daily Sabah, a Turkish media outlet, on the tradition of pipe smoking in this ancient civilization. Do pipe smokers have a common mentality? Ismail the author certainly thinks so. Here is an excerpt from his article:

As pipe smoking is an activity that involves preparation, many see it as a futile effort. Referring to my pipe smoking habit, a friend once said to me, “Isn’t this a lot of work just for a delight?” My answer was, “What else other than a delight would justify this much of work?

This was a great read. I hope you enjoy the full article: http://www.dailysabah.com/features/2014/05/02/pipe-puffers-of-istanbul.

Happy Pipe Smoking!

*Disclaimer: Pipe smoking is harmful to your health.*

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