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Coffee shop, desert style
13-DEC-2013

Coffee shop, desert style

After we finished touring the camel pens, we were taken to a giant nomad tent, outside of which was this coffee shop. (We saw another one just like it in the souk, so it wasn’t set up just for show.) Inside our hosts served us delicious cardamom-scented coffee, sweets and dates. After that, we were treated to an enormous banquet of lamb, pilaf, hummus, köfte, salad, eggplant and more. We ate sitting on the floor and enjoyed every bite!

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/200s f/10.0 at 27.0mm iso100 full exif

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Gill Kopy21-Dec-2013 06:59
All quite extraordinary - love the pose of the man on the right V
Ton T.20-Dec-2013 21:15
Impressive image! V
Will Hoskins20-Dec-2013 18:53
OK, my local Starbucks has a ways to go. I like this POV with the shapes of the clouds nearly matching the angle of the table. V
pkocinski20-Dec-2013 13:14
Wow this is really nice.
Stephanie20-Dec-2013 09:46
Such an interesting coffee shop! Most different from any we see in the US!
The pick-up truck seems to be a bit out of place here, doesn't it? ;) V
danad20-Dec-2013 06:51
Looks perfect for a dinner in the desert ! V.
Long Bach Nguyen20-Dec-2013 06:38
great shot, love the various coffee servers and many others
joseantonio20-Dec-2013 06:36
The plan just sounds perfect....V.
Raymond Ma20-Dec-2013 06:28
What gracious hosts and the food sounds divine! Love the mobility of it all.
~v~