Rita Fargiorgio knows that part of the fun when travelling is taking time out over a cup of coffee..
“I just had to stop, in the middle of the street, near a market in Damascus in Syria, where a young boy and his grandfather had an espresso machine! I asked how much and pointed to the money and he showed me so I said “yes please.” The strong espresso had a nice head of crema.
We chatted enthusiastically though neither of us spoke each other’s language. Through hand gestures, smiles and lots of nods we agreed that Damascus, the coffee and Sydney were all lovely. I paid and gave them a nice tip and a “salaam ‘alaykum” for an experience and warmth I never expected!”
* photo by Ayeleen Ajanee – Intrepid Photography Competition