My new favourite spot in Baghdad


shahbandar2, originally uploaded by salam pax.

As you walk into the famous Baghdadi book market.. al-Mutanabi street you’ll see a tea house right in front of you.. it’s on the corner. That’s my new favourite spot.
This used to be, well, still is the Shah-Bandar cafe (GMaps – make sure you’re seeing the sat view).. gathering place for the Iraqi literary crowds on Friday but quiet and empty most of the other days.. lovely place. The tea is strong and dark as night.. and is flavoured with cardamom and extra sugar…

2 Responses to “My new favourite spot in Baghdad”

  1. Michelle Says:

    If you were interested in directly helping the Iraqi people what option or orginization would you suggest? While the government may take time it would be nice to at least be able to make a difference in the life of a few people who could use help.

  2. Sami Says:

    Your blog is a treasure. Nice photos. Thank you Salam.

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