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Re: Food food food

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Check with Petra (Oceanus) Zooropa, I am sure if you email Ahmed he will come up with a competitive price.



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HEPZIBAH wrote: I would never normally suggest anyone drinks Cocacola but in your case I make an exception You may find some relief if you drink some that has been allowed to go slightly flat. (A recommendation from the Sahara Desert Handbook from many moons ago.)
Too many moons ago. That (or lemonade) has been totally discredited by the medical fraternity now.
It may have been discredited by the medical fraternity but it still works, or so I am reliably informed.
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Re: Food food food

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Yes. the price is correct, straight from the horses mouth so to speak. The price, so I'm told, is changed every month until it can no longer sail. The price, as I understood it, was for one person. But I will double check tomorrow if you like.
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hatusu wrote:Egyptian men would be horrified at having to drink.mint tea. Is this a Luxor thing or Egypt wide? (They think it affects their "manliness")
eer? The only two reasons I would see is they don't like mint or won't buy it too tight.

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Well I've decided that in future whenever I have workmen in my home for anything they're only going to have the option of mint tea as refreshment. That way, (being a good Yorkshirewoman) I expect to save a fortune in sugar.

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Oh you have to put sugar in mint tea as well Hatusu :D
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Horus wrote:Oh you have to put sugar in mint tea as well Hatusu :D
Usually a lot more sugar especially in Morocco

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I couldn't imagine my visits to Morocco without my sweet, very minty, mint tea. Egyptian mint tea is like gnats pee in comparison.

I don't drink tea in the UK other than the occasional Earl Grey with lemon in the summer. I'm much prefer a long, strong black coffee. I wouldn't ever have sugar. All that changes when I'm in Egypt, Morocco, or anywherelse on the African continent, when my coffee drinking is vastly reduced, if not stopped, and my tea drinking increases by the day, as does my sugar intake.
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I couldn't imagine my visits to Morocco without my sweet, very minty, mint tea. Egyptian mint tea is like gnats pee in comparison.

I don't drink tea in the UK other than the occasional Earl Grey with lemon in the summer. I'm much prefer a long, strong black coffee. I wouldn't ever have sugar. All that changes when I'm in Egypt, Morocco, or anywherelse on the African continent, when my coffee drinking is vastly reduced, if not stopped, and my tea drinking increases by the day, as does my sugar intake.
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I am a great tea drinker and never usually have anything else not in Turkey though, served in those little tiny cups hardly wet your whistle plus I didn't like the taste. I was converted temporarily to cappuchino.

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Carrie, was it the apple tea you didn't like? It is an acquired taste for sure, but one I think I need to go back to Turkey for a visit to check out again.
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On the other hand I love a strong Turkish coffee with sugar, certainly gives you a jolt in a morning. ;)
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Getting out of bed in a morning is all the jolt I need!
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HEPZIBAH wrote:Carrie, was it the apple tea you didn't like? It is an acquired taste for sure, but one I think I need to go back to Turkey for a visit to check out again.
No it was the normal Turkish cay, served in tulip glasses. I could have ordered English style tea - with milk, like Carrie drinks in Luxor - but Turkish tea bags are extremely weak, what my mother would have called " Gnats pee", and she wisely declined. I'm sure in the tourist resorts where there are lots of foreign visitors (not this year though :( ) you can get a strong cup of English tea, but not in Datca!

PS She brought her own tea bags with her, so at least she got a good strong cup at home!

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I don't normally drink anything as sweet as Turkish apple tea, but have fond memories of it (minus the pile of sugar cubes served with it :? ) drunk thankfully at various places like in the snow at Pergamon, Istanbul Grand Bazaar, an Iznik ceramics workshop, Troy and Gallipoli. Very warming, though you need asbestos fingers to hold the glass handleless cups.

I've been offered mint tea, by men drinking it, all over Egypt, including EB and WB Luxor.
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Before I lived here permanently I too enjoyed Apple tea, and always took some back to the UK with me. Hmmmm, not anymore! Not sure why, because I drink gallons of normal Turkish tea, but I just don't like it now that I can have it any time! :a54:

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