Cities of Syria

Damascus (دمشق‎ Dimashq)

Aleppo (ﺣﻠﺐ‎ Halab)

Homs (حمص‎ Hims)

Latakia (اللَاذِقِيَّة‎ al-Ladhiqiyah)

Hama (حماة‎ Hamah)

Ar-Raqqah (الرقة‎)

Deir ez-Zor (دير الزور‎ Deir Ezzor)

Tartus (طرطوس‎ Tartous)

Death toll in Syria hits new mark
  • 150,000 dead in newly updated Syria death toll, by the Syria Observatory of Human Rights. Fighting still continues across the Syria nation under a three year civil war. Recent clashes have been taking place in the Latakia province off the Mediterranean coast and in the Armenian town Kessab off the Turkish border. source

“I have some friends, some honest friends…”

My regular rotation rack - six pipes that are superb smokers. Something for any occasion. Little Brother Moonshine cutty for periques, Big Brother Moonshine cutty for Virginias, my little bulldog for Latakias, the Piccadilly panel billiard for cavendish blends, a big, cheap hardwood for shop or yard work, and the magic B.C. rhodesian that smokes everything perfectly every time.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation - Latakia, Syria

SYRIA, Latakia : A rebel fighter loads an anti-tank cannon during fighting against pro-government forces on June 1, 2014 on the outskirts of Syria’s Mediterranean port city of Latakia. Syria on June 1 wrapped up campaigning for the June 3 presidential election expected to return Bashar al-Assad to power, a vote the opposition brands a “parody of democracy”. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD TAHA

Pipe smoking is a lifestyle choice for me, not a hobby. Simply put I enjoy pipe tobacco, especially English blends. My taste buds seem to come alive with the flavor of Latakia I love the smooth, creamy, smokey taste. My pipe collection is a bit too modest to dedicate one pipe for every blend that I smoke, but this classic old Italian billiard is my English blend smoker and the large bowl provides a long lasting enjoyable smoking experience.