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brando71

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PostSubject: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:23 am

Hello Folks! I introduce myself my name is Luigi, 39 years old, I'm an italian living in Bogotá, Colombia because my work. I started to mess up with pipes and tobaccos almost 20 years ago. I love italian pipes such as Ardor, Bonfiglioli, Castello, Don Carlos, L'Anatra, Radice, Savinelli, etc. My passion is pipe tobaccos collecting, especially the vintage ones. Favored shape: Prince. Favored Tobacco: Esoterica Stonehaven. Favored matches: IM Corona.

I apologize for my english, it is not so good but I hope it is understandable. Cheers!

Luigi
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:46 am

Bienvenido! Or should I say "benvenuto"?

Tenemos otro miembro nuevo de Quito, Ecuador desde hace unas semanas tmbien. En que trabajas??
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:49 am

Greetings Luigi! Welcome aboard! Smile

And I see nothing amiss with your English!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:55 am

Welcome! Your English is MUCH better than my Italian!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:00 pm

Welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:39 pm

Welcome, what a great name you have, I love it. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:04 pm

Howdy and welcome to BoB!

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:22 pm

MisterE wrote:
Bienvenido! Or should I say "benvenuto"?

Tenemos otro miembro nuevo de Quito, Ecuador desde hace unas semanas tmbien. En que trabajas??

I'm a biomedical engineer and I hold an Italian restaurant here with my wife. Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:58 pm

Welcome! =)
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Blue Max

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:59 pm

Greeting Luigi. I used to own a restaurant here in the states but back in Virgina.

The name of the restaurant?





Luigi's.




No kidding.
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brando71

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:11 pm

Blue Max wrote:
Greeting Luigi. I used to own a restaurant here in the states but back in Virgina. The name of the restaurant? Luigi's. No kidding.

Very Happy My restaurant names Aldo's, in honor to my father Aldo. http://www.aldos.com.co
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:10 pm

Welcome.
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RealtorFrank

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:36 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:38 pm

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:03 pm

Nice to meet you.

Would like to hear about the availability of pipe tobaccos down there and the general attitude about smoking.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:10 pm

yvesmary wrote:
Nice to meet you. Would like to hear about the availability of pipe tobaccos down there and the general attitude about smoking.

Who has bread has no teeth (North America and Europe situation) and vice versa (South America situation)... adaptation from an old italian proverb. It means that here in Colombia you can smoke almost everywhere (not in the health structures, of course) but really you don't enjoy this privilege because the market offer very poor choice of pipe tobaccos and cigars. Here you can buy some OTC tobaccos and nothing else. I have to buy all my tobaccos in internet from the US, Switzerland and Germany. Otherwise, the italian legislation don't allow tobacco shipment by mail so I can't buy tobaccos from my country. To make it more tough, mostly of the US online vendors don't ship to Colombia but fortunately, I hold a mail box address in Miami with a company that reship everything I bought from the US to my home here. About pipes, in Colombia you can find only few commercial brands as Peterson, Stanwell, Vauen but nothing about high grade pipes, I have to buy my italian ones from ebay auctions or from italian websites.

So, as you see, the situation for a pipefellow is a bit difficult here. Anyway, I found my way to follow my passion.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:58 am

Welcome, Luigi. Your english is just fine. I look forward to getting to know you.
Ken
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:32 am

Welcome to the forum. Great to have you.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:14 pm

Hello Brando. Welcome. I live south from you in Quito. Same problems here, you can not get any good pipe tobacco. I had to open a mail box in Miami only for buying cigars and pipe tobacco. Next time in Bogota, I will make sure stop by your restaurante.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:39 am

Welcome, Luigi, you're living in a beautiful city with an abundance of beautiful women. I've had the good fortune to visit Bogota several times throughout my life (lived in Montevideo as a teen). What are your favorite aged tobaccos?

Natch
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:03 am

Natch wrote:
Welcome, Luigi, you're living in a beautiful city with an abundance of beautiful women. I've had the good fortune to visit Bogota several times throughout my life (lived in Montevideo as a teen). What are your favorite aged tobaccos?

Natch

Indeed! My faves about vintages are: Sullivan Powell, Marcovitch, Garfinkel, Ogden's, Player's, State Express, old Ashton's, Mick McQuaid, Bufflehead and others. Ciao.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia   Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:23 am

Welcome.

Bill
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