|The view of my apartment building from the outside. |
Since my girlfriend, Samantha, is thousands of miles away, I no longer
have anyone to prepare my meals. That means
I am back to cooking on my own. I found out that I am lucky enough to have a shopping complex right across the street from
my building so I decided to venture over there last night after the gym. While on the subject of the gym, I just want to point out it was here where I had my first lesson in weight conversions: 20 Kilograms looks like 25 pounds, reads as 20 pounds, but actually feels like 45 pounds.
|Carrefour is the local grocery store across the street from my building. |
Walking into the supermarket felt like I was back at
Treasure Island (though I wish I could say Whole Foods). They had many American brands including Rice
Krispies, Coke, Ritz Crackers etc. The fruit was also fresh and
cheap. I ended up getting out of there having spent 100AED which amounts to $27. The cost of my groceries is what I would expect to pay in America so it is nice to know
that food is not too pricey here.
|All of this food for a mere 100AED ($27).|
Walking back to the hotel is when you can really see all the
buildings glowing with light- it really is amazing. On another interesting culture note, I've noticed the Dubai cab
drivers love to play American music.
This was evident as I got into a car with the cab driver blaring America's top pop song, “Call Me Maybe”
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