Shaurma No. 1 (Baku, Azerbaijan)

Becoming a Regular

Shaurma No. 1 is not for girls. At least, it’s not for the kind of girl who wanders in in a tank top at 7:30 in the morning because she can’t find an Internet cafe with Skype.

In my first week living in Baku, I made daily journeys out and around town in hope of finding a computer I could use to call my parents. In a city dotted with Internet cafes with alleged 24-hour service, I didn’t think this would be a problem. The biggest hurdle, I thought, was the …