I’m pretty much as anti-starbucks as they come but I thought this was a neat photo that was sent to me by email today. The person who took this picture called it the “Clash of Cultures” which I felt said it all. To all you non-Jordanians wondering about this photo, this is the most usual scene when it comes to Jordan!
Great picture, nothing like sticking to your roots! I live in the US and really don’t like Starbucks coffee. It is too strong, too hot and the cup is always too full and the creamer too weak and most of all, too expensive.
Nice! I wouldn’t exactly go as far as calling it ‘clash of culture’ though… it’s more of acculturation … 😛
Iman, or perhaps it’s more of cultural resiliency
Funny capture! I had a similar one put up on my blog yesterday bardo.
Many foriengers tell me that what they like about Jordanians is the way they are still connected to their roots despite the rapid modernization of the country.
Okay it’s time for me to walk the…….sheeps 😀
Maybe the guy isn’t a dog person, he is more of a sheep person or something? I would not be surprised if he owns some land in Abdoun.
You know what really pisses me off about this particular Starbucks store? The fact that there’s nothing around it except for another coffee shop (Blue Fig).
I mean I’m used to seeing Starbucks stores on college campuses, in busy down town areas where people just wanna grab a cup of coffee before getting in to work, around shopping areas or close to book stores where people might want to grab a cup of coffee after a meal or after picking up a few books. But this store, there’s nothing there, people actually go to that neighborhood to go to Starbucks, WTF?