Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I am in Mongu, Zambia now.

Zambia is a very Christian country. The last two restaurants I have visited had New Testaments at all the tables. So if the cook is taking a long time preparing your meal you could get some reading in.

But the food in Zambia is not very interesting. All the other countries had at least one traditional dish which was new for me.

One meal that I remember very fondly was breakfast in Vilan Culos, Mozambique. That's where the picture was taken. I went to this local cheap restaurant and asked for food. The lady there was so hesitant. She was says, "Well, if you really want some food we serve breakfast for $1 but it's just local food." She shows me a plate full of salad with a vinaigrette dressing. "It only comes with a talipia fish, a couple fresh baked buns and a mug of tea."

Mmmm... Mmmm... Mmmmmmmmmmmm..........


Nathan said...

As I showered last night it occurred to me that I am the only one from our Nyati suite that is not currently residing upon the African Continent. This epiphany bummed me out a little bit.

Godspeed, Dan! I continue to live vicariously through your blog entries! Keep posting!

Unknown said...

Aunt Peggy here in Elko. I have read all your blogs. They are great.

Anonymous said...

Olivier from Uganda says
This kind of breakfast is good for one who has suppliments to accompany that meal.It is sometimes not easy especially if you are peddling as you would not carry such a heavy load.
Usually most of the Kiosks which are located far from the Trading Centres, provide what is near them. And they do do not change the Diet as that what people in the area are used at.It is at times hectic when you may not find food in some of them as they concider real meals at lunch or supper.
Thanks for that post.