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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

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    Welcome, from Texas! I'll be looking forward to reading your posts.

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    Welcome aboard. Down under meaning Aus or further down under from NZ?

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    Down under.. from Aus. Thanks guys!

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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?

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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

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    Welcome Smitty, where are you located?
    I'm in Canberra.
    Good group of guys here.

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    Welcome to the forums, Smitty! Always happy to hear from the other side of the planet.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I'm up Camden way robcapp.

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

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    G'Day! N California here. Interested to know what tobaccos are readily available.

    Jump right in!

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    Welcome from Colorado! I look forward to reading your posts.

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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

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    Welcome

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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.

    Dot
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    Best Greets from far North to Sunny Australia,looking forward to reading Your posts here.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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