December 2017 Preface to original blog
Three months away from Takhmau and we have five more new modern large coffee shops, taking us to over 20. Inevitably two of the old ones have now closed. Even the traditional attractions (pretty girls) no longer seem to be working. Some of the new ones are quiet, fewer staff, less menu choice. Much less talk too, more peering in to small screens. First coffee conquered the world, now it's conquering Takhmau!