Monday, November 19, 2007

Bakala


This is a corner store or kiosk or, as they call it in Arabic, a "Bakala". ("Bak" rhymes with "Luck", so it's pronounced Bak (as in Luck) -aah-laa) Mostly run by Iranians or South Indians, these `bakalas' have everything you'd need in an Emergency or if you are just too busy or lazy to drive to the Government Cooperatives or private Malls.

13 comments:

Amrita said...

Oh good, just like our corner kirana shoppe

Jim said...

Like our corner story, but we wouldnt call it a supermarket.

Red Ink said...

Character ! Much better than those food barns that are springing up - the worst are those owned by the South Africans and Germans ... particulatly Aldi.

lv2scpbk said...

That's a good thing to have around.

zakscloset said...

bakala...cool name! i learned how to say "shuklum" in egypt...wait am i even saying it right?

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maria elisa said...

:)

Photo Cache said...

thanks for visiting my blog. am glad you're showing us kuwait.

~tanty~ said...

Oh, I like Bakala :)

bluechic said...

Thanks for the info on the pronunciation of the word--I really like that--here, we call it a convenience store...

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Glad to be learning Arabic words. Thanks. BTW, why is there a wash basin outside? There seem to be some ads/notices pasted on the wall there. Interesting to read that foreigners operate those shops.

Anonymous said...

You brought memories back, I lived there once upon a time.. Thanks ..it grew alot more then I throught..hmm