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A synonym for hookah, water pipe, or narghile. The word comes from the Persian word for glass. The term “shisha” is primarily used for water pipes in Egypt. Misinformed Westerners tend to refer to the tobacco smoked from a water pipe as "shisha". This is due to slang use in the Middle East, where it is acceptable to request a “flavored shisha” which means a hookah with flavored tobacco. The incorrect inference that “shisha” refers to the flavored tobacco spread into the vernacular and is primarily used by those that have only experienced this particular aspect of Middle Eastern culture in the West.

Taken in a truck stop on the road between Al Kharga Oasis and Luxor. This route is very practical to save time, but it clsoes at 4 pm, and you must hire a taxi to get there. The ride shouldnt cost more than 270 egiptian pounts (30 Euros), not bad for covering about 400 km.

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