Photographer's Note

Sometimes while traveling you experience very strange days. July 21, 2008 was such a day.

We were walking up the hillside neighborhoods of the city of Salt when we came across a nice group of ladies who invited us into their terrace for coffee.
The patriarch of the family pictured here served as coffee on long glasses. I started tasting this strange cold coffee and even though I am not a coffee drinker I noticed a strange taste, then the man showed us a bottle of whiskey he was hidind in a paper bag. Turns out it was whiskey and coca cola, the coffee came later......

The rest of the day got even stranger, we climbed up to the top where we played football with some kids next to the mosque while the prayer was being called, and while I was filming one of my friends a didnt notice that his bag was gone. Turns out a little kid took it but as a game, and someone led us to the house where the kid was being punished by the angry parents for taking the tourist's bag. Then they ave us some tea and then one of the neighbors who spole pretty gooid english invited us into his house. Well his mother was Romanian and his father Jordanian. We only met th emother for one minute but she then left and was wearing a very conservative musmim dress, while her father in law was a happy go lucky man who told us he read kafka and nietzche.

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Additional Photos by daniel barreto (rbcy1974) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2354 W: 147 N: 3406] (20758)
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