Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Lazy Coffee in Aceh, Indonesia
Caswell's cafe, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. A cafe that caters to foreign expats working in reconstruction in the Tsunami-devastated province.. with really bad $4 lattes, salads and menus printed in English and in Indonesian, it is just...weird :) Especially in a province that produces some of the world's best coffee, which sells everywhere for about 20 cents a cup...
The joke in the photo - which I'm afraid only Arabic-readers will get -- is that the Acehnese language can also be written in Arabic script. And the way the wrote 'Caswell' on the door, can also read 'Kassoul' --which means 'lazy' in Arabic.... An accident or an inside joke?