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Claes Gellerbrink

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Age : 37
Location : Barcelona, Spain
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PostSubject: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:30 pm

Hello fellow brothers of the briar.

I'm Swedish but are now living in Barcelona, Spain since May. Before that I spent five years as a photographer in London. I actually started smoking pipe about 16 years ago but gave up and rolled cigarettes instead up until this summer when I dusted of my first pipe, realized it was hundred times better than cigarettes and bought myself seven new pipes within a week. Now I'm enjoying the fairly limited but very cheap pipe tobaccos Spain has to offer. Unfortunately they don't have many of the English or American classics here but they have plenty of Danish and Swedish tobaccos, Borkum Riff seems to be one of the most sold around here. I normally stick to Dunhill or Capstan but still wander of and try new tins when I find them.

That's all for now.
Claes
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chevy5759

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:38 pm

Welcome to the Brothers Claes. Great bunch of guys ang girl here.
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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:42 pm

Welcome!

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Ol'Dawg

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:44 pm

A big howdy and welcome from the other side of the pond!

Jim
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Doc Manhattan

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:16 pm

Welcome, Claes!
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bruins

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:24 pm

welcome claes. pronounced like santa claus? we needed a swedish spaniard! (too many dutch running around!)
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Claes Gellerbrink

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Age : 37
Location : Barcelona, Spain
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:12 pm

No it's pronounced class, well like how the English would say class, "to have a bit of class".
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Smokntaz

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Location : GVRD, British Columbia
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:13 pm

Welcome, glad you have found your way back to the briar!
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:56 pm

Welcome and I have not been here all that long either, but have found it to be a great site and lots of friendly people. Also plenty with a bunch of knowledge.

I too use to smoke pipes back in the 1970's mostly and quit in 1980, started back about 5 months back and enjoying it more than ever. Maybe has something to do with finding Virgina tobacco's!

Skip
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Smokin' Blues

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:19 pm

English speaking Swede in Spain? Now that's confusing! scratch

Welcome to BoB!
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Falconer

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Location : this side of Wichita
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:27 pm

New Smoker wrote:
English speaking Swede in Spain? Now that's confusing! scratch

Welcome to BoB!

Makes me wonder. If you have dinner with a friend in Madrid is it okay go Dutch? Cool

Welcome Claes!
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Harlock999

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:01 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:24 pm

Welcome Claes, here in South Africa we are in the same situation as far as getting quality American and English tobacco from our local merchants. Borkum Riff and MacBaren are about all you can find and of course the crap from the Swedish match company. The situation almost made me give up the Briar until I discovered the BoB... the rest is history. Very Happy
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Muddler

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:19 am

Welcome Claes!
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Smokin' Blues

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:30 am

Falconer wrote:
New Smoker wrote:
English speaking Swede in Spain? Now that's confusing! scratch

Welcome to BoB!

Makes me wonder. If you have dinner with a friend in Madrid is it okay go Dutch? Cool

Welcome Claes!

Depends on whether the establishment allows pipe smoking!
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Location : Indianapolis, IN
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:55 pm

Hi Claes, and welcome. I'm new here myself but I've already gotten a lot from browsing the old posts. Seven pipes in a week?! You'll have to post pics of your pipes on the PAD (pipe acquisition disorder) section.
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:44 am

Howdy and welcome to BOB
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Cavendish

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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:22 am

Hi Claes,

Not much tobaccos in Spain but a great carver, Dirk Claessen, who lives and work near Benidorm.

Best,
Gilles
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:22 pm

Welcome to BoB!
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:33 pm

Welcome! There's a great community here.
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Claes Gellerbrink

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Location : Barcelona, Spain
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PostSubject: Re: English speaking Swede in Spain   Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:44 am

Thanks everyone, I feel more than welcome.
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PostSubject: English speaking Swede in Spain    Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:11 pm

Glad your here.. You will find all sorts of good things to read... Enjoy... cheers cheers cheers
Chuck..
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