From a time when the Ottoman Empire was ruled by Sultan Murad IV. Sultan Murad IV was a ruler who strictly prohibited smoking and drinking coffee. He considered them dangerous drugs and outlawed their use under penalty of death. He was a much hated ruler.
When he died, smoking and coffee were resumed in large numbers by the population.
News of this spread throughout the Italian peninsula, which at the time had intense exchanges and trade with the Ottoman Empire, mainly through Venice and the south.
Also, during the tobacco ban, the only Turks who could smoke freely were sailors and merchants traveling abroad, so they probably caught up on what they couldn't do at home. When they arrived in Venice, smoking was probably the very first thing they did in town, even before going to the brothels.
In the tourist resorts in Turkey there is a shisha shop on almost every street corner.
A little tip by the way; Please don't call the water pipe Shisha but Nargile.
In Turkey, the shisha (water pipe) is called Nargile and is one of the traditional symbols of Turkey's ancient Ottoman past.
The sellers know what Shisha means, but they still enjoy hearing the real name.
You can have the Nargile filled with a wide variety of tobacco flavors. There are now an infinite number of flavors to choose from. Everything is possible, from melon to strawberry flavor and chocolate.
The tobacco selection determines the taste and intensity of the smoke. There is no need to worry about the smoke from the Nargile. It is well filtered through the water. Even if you're not a smoker yourself, you can still take a deep hit of the Nargile without having to cough.
With shisha, it's not just the tobacco that matters, but also the real shisha feeling. All you need is a comfortable upholstered seat and a good Turkish tea or coffee.
Besides the shisha shops in the area or in the hotels, I can't help but mention a young and innovative person named Burak. A person who was the very first to set up a delivery service for shisha under the name "Holidayhookah" and thus gave all shisha fans the opportunity to smoke a shisha in the hotel room, on the balcony, on the beach, at the pool anywhere , where you like it.
With the "Holiday Hookah" or as I call it "Shisha2go", Burak has created something very innovative and useful.
As you can already guess from the product name, it is a portable hookah set with everything you need for smoking a pipe.
Included in the suitcase are:
This HolidayHookah delivery service is available in Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya and Kemer region.
More details about HolidayHookah you can read here.