Preparing for Ramadan
September 15, 2007
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It was the night before Ramadan and I did not know what to expect. The manager of the couscous restaurant that I had been eating my lunches and dinners at everyday told me that they would not be serving any food for the entire month of the celebration- that I would have to find another place to eat.
So I figured that I would probably be prudent to stock up on whatever food I could. So I went around to the little food stalls that fill the function of convenient stores in the medina of Rabat and, for lack of any other choices, purchased the following items:
3- small Snickers bars
12- gross looking packaged, assembly line muffins
1- package of medium size cookies
2- packages of gross looking, but slightly less gross looking that the formentioned, muffins
3- small packages of cookies
2- 1.5 liter bottles of water
1- liter of orange juice
Then I settled in to eat my last full meal before Ramadan- 1/4 chicken, large carrots and other root-like vegetables in a soup, and a heap of couscous. This was all toped off with one pot of mint tea. I enjoyed this meal thoroughly.
This foresight came in handy. For the past three days I have almost completely subsisted off of these snacks. I need to find another food option.