In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- But I spent the remains of the afternoon lounging on the divan with Ali-Bab, nibbling almonds, sipping mint tea, and listening to the water bubbling merrily in his hookah.
- I am a big fan of hookahs ever since I tried them when I was in the Middle East in 2000.
- Men gather there after work to talk, drink dark coffee, and smoke cigarettes or hookahs (water pipes).
- After your meal, enjoy a choice of 22 different flavored tobaccos that are served in authentic hookahs.
- We reclined, Bedouin-style, on rugs and cushions to doze away the fiercest heat of the day, while young Arab men puffed on hookahs - the traditional hubble-bubble pipes for smoking sweetened tobaccos.
- Shisha is tobacco mixed with molasses and fruit flavors that is smoked in a hookah (water pipe).
- They entered a warm, well-lit room with several small round tables and overstuffed armchairs, most occupied by robed Arabs drinking out of mugs and smoking hookahs, who ignored them after cursory glances.
- He drew deeply on his hookah, wheezing and coughing, making it burble and bubble in the still air.
- So we had to finish our drinks and smoke our hookah while the staff cleared up around us.
- Saïd and Khaled spend most of their time drinking tea, puffing on a hookah and talking in circular logic.
- Mocha is a coffee-and-conversation place with an open air lounge area and a bar that serves 19 varieties of gourmet coffee, fruit-flavoured hookahs and 75 varieties of wine.
- Latif sat on the verandah and puffed away at his hookah.
- In urban areas, men enjoy spending their leisure time in teahouses, socializing and smoking the hookah, or water pipe.
- There were children paddling in the streams, and girls carrying brushwood bundles on their heads, and old men sitting in the shade, sucking at their silver hookahs.
- With their fondness for hookahs and their liking for Indian dress - so much more sensible than their own stiff jackets and collars - they became a distinctive set.
- We smoked a hookah with the local chieftains afterwards.
- The objects brought from the Indies include hookahs, Indian dress, musical instruments and images of Hindu deities.
- One elderly man with a hookah at his table stopped puffing to say: ‘He's homesick.’
- The audience consists of mainly men, who draw deeply on hookahs containing a flavoured tobacco.
- After a huge meal, we all lean back and share some hookahs in a high-ceiling room filled with cushions.
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