Friday, November 21, 2014
The Middle Eastern Hookah Finds its Way to a Barcelona Shisha Bar
Hookah or shisha smoking has been around for a millennium now, and it is still popular around the world, especially in European countries like Spain. It might have changed names as it moved westward from India, but hookah-loving people smoke it to experience the same thing: the pleasure of inhaling fragrant fumes straight from the shisha. Shisha smoking appealed to a lot of people because, unlike cigarette or tobacco smoking, it is traditionally smoked with others in a room, a gratifying form of social activity. Three to four people can smoke in a single shisha pipe. Smoking shisha is also quite popular in Spain where people spend hours relaxing and enjoying shisha smoking in a Barcelona shisha bar, such as Ziryab.