Breakfast: For breakfast we snacked on pastries from a patisserie in Sousse. We had lots of the usual — pain au chocolate and pain au raisin (a pastry with raisins in it) — but we also had a new pastry that was shaped like a star or a sun and that had a yummy date and nut filling.
In anticipation of the Chat 'n' Debate that was happening in the evening (and every Wednesday 1-3 p.m. EST or 7- 9 p.m. Tunisian time), the BikeAbout team had a larger than normal lunch of fried chicken and spicy rice (for the meat eaters) and couscous with vegetables (for the vegetarians).
Dinner: After we had finished the Chat 'n' Debate and had e-mailed the dispatches for the last few days, we sent out food foragers to see what food could be had at 10 p.m. in Kairouan. We were a little fearful that we might go to bed hungry. Fortunately, Padraic and Corinne not only managed to find a sandwich shop that was open, but a sandwich shop with the best sandwiches we have had since leaving the U.S. They were deliciously prepared with a kebab of lamb meat placed in a piece of pita-like bread covered with harissa and tons of vegetables (the vegetarians had practically the same sandwich without the meat). There were also three olives in each sandwich. Everyone agreed that the olives were some of the best that we have eaten (having consumed almost 900 in the last month we consider ourselves somewhat expert) and that the sandwiches were absolutely heavenly.
Food of the Day: Makroud
Word of the Day: Cebaha el care — "good morning"
Person of the Day: Mr. Bouhdida Mantassar
Place of the Day: Great Mosque in Kairouan
Tech Fact of the Day: Spinning 90
Group Dispatch, October 28–29
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