The day that wasn't but really was
Trip Start Jun 25, 2012
41Trip End Aug 19, 2012
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Julie woke me with a "want to go for a run?" I really did not, but figured I better. I got dressed and talked with P about the possibility of French Toast. He said "fine as long as you teach us how to make it." I inquired about cinnamon and was showed several spices that could be it. One they claimed to be cinnamon but on smelling, it seemed more like cardamom to me. So I made it well pass town to a police check along a small bridge and decided to head back. On the walk back we stopped regularly to look for my cinnamon and check for places to eat later and surf board rentals. After many attempts, I found something named cinnamon and it looked like the familiar bark that I have seen my whole life, so I bought it.
After I got back and showed Hassan, the cook, he pulled back out the cardamom smelling spice, opened up my cinnamon and low and behold it was the same. Anyway, I made everyone French Toast and hopefully, it can now be on our menu. I even washed my dishes which made Hassan happy. Before you get the idea of a communal kitchen, it is not. This is the "resorts" kitchen with many cooks and helpers. They just know with how long I am going to be here, I might as well be useful. So, we just go and get what we want most of the time. Waiting can sometimes be a bit trying.
The rest of the day was spend relaxing and reading and beginning my first attempt at a blog that I have now discarded. I also joined Julie on the beach and did a little swimming with the Boys.
Later in the evening, we walked down the beach to grab a beer (to explain later) before dinner.
We never made it surfing, but another good day.
The alcohol situation - Our place does not have a license but have been applying for it for months. Many places are like that. They normally serve it anyway, but lately the costumes agents have been hanging around and bribes and penaltys can be quite high, so we have been going without. It comes and goes but they normally only buy limited amounts because if the agents come in, they have to quickly toss it. We had it this night, but it was far from cold yet.