Saturday, August 4, 2012

Bits and Pieces from Sana'a

I've been a bit forgetful with my camera, so apologies for the phone photos below. Last week a colleague invited a bunch of us over to her house for iftar and the spread was magnificent. There are quite a few Indian influences in Yemeni food, and samosas are a hugely popular iftar choice. Don't knock it til you've tried it - fish samosas are wonderful! There was also a crunchy salad, an injera that was topped with pomegranate seeds and mint yoghurt and a chicken curry. The bowl of pink stuff was chilli sauce, I stayed well clear of that. 
On Wednesday night, housemate E and I went over to a friend's house for a couple of glasses of wine on the roof. The drive home took a lot longer than it would during the day, as everyone is out and about until all hours of the morning during Ramadan. You can't really see much in the photo below, but there were so funky fashions available.
Finally, on Thursday night, after spending the afternoon playing badminton, drinking G&Ts, eating pizza and playing (German) scrabble, we went to a party hosted by an American NGO who had the most ridiculous guesthouse...it was more of a guestpalace. What demonstrates this best is the toilet:
A throne if ever there was one!!

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