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smitty59

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Hi all, just joined in from the east coast down under. Really enjoying the read here, as I have re visited pipe smoking after many years. Trying as many different blends and varieties as I can source ATM. Looking forward to sharing the experience, and learning along the way. I want to make it a fun journey, and it's great to share with others in the same frame!

Cheers Smitty

 

meatballj

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Jan 14, 2014
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Hey Smitty. Welcome from Canada. Heading to your part of the world this summer. Sydney and Cairns. I know taxes are restrictive much like Canada, but are there any shops worth visiting while there?

 

smitty59

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Apr 19, 2018
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Alexanders in the city may be worth a look, I think there is a pipes and cigars in Double Bay too.

Cheers

 

npod

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Cheers and welcome. I look forward to following along with you on this great forum.

 

smitty59

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Apr 19, 2018
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Thanks all. I guess the basic Balkum Riff, Capstan, Stokkebey, and a lot of the commercial tinned stuff is available here, but man do you pay for it! I am plodding along with stuff I can import, as the price of tobacco here would have me doing Ned Kelly style" stand and deliver" shotgun style otherwise. I look forward to chatting with a heap of you guys, and thank you for the warm welcome!

I am still fluffing about with trying as many different blends as I can, trying to find a couple that will tickle my fancy, and have me stashing a few for a small cellar.

It's a fun journey so far, although the odd customs catch is frustrating.

Cheers Smitty

 

dottiewarden

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Welcome to this wonderfully international community.
It's a fun journey so far, although the odd customs catch is frustrating.
I often get non smoker travellers to bring me back 200 grams of blends I can't get locally, at any price. I don't do cross border online purchasing to avoid the frustration you mention. A co-worker is going to Chicago next month and that means Iwan Reis just became part of his travel plans. :D

 
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