Breakfast: We snacked on bread and some delicious fried-cheese sandwiches that Corinne discovered. We supplemented this by eating some honey-soaked pastries on the train.
Lunch: At one of the countless intersections we crossed, nestled among a number of falafel stands, we spied a small kushari restaurant. The kushari slingers couldn't have been older than 12, but they knew their work.
Dinner: While the ladies once again enjoyed more kushari, Anthony, Padraic, and Ethan tried out two separate restaurants for dinner. At the first, they ate the only thing on the menu — kofta with tahini (a sesame seed paste) and a green salad. Though tasty, it did not quite fill them up. With a ravenous Ethan leading the way, they prowled the crowded streets of Zagazig searching for a more substantial meal. At last Ethan found a restaurant that had at least a dozen chickens roasting on a spit in the window. After prying him off the window, the boys stepped inside for a wonderful meal of chicken, rice, pinto beans, and another salad.
Food of the Day: Fruit cocktail
Word of the Day: Fein . . . ? — "Where is the . . . ?"
Person of the Day: People of Egypt
Place of the Day: Bridge over the Nile in Zifta/Mit Ghamr
Tech Fact of the Day: Egyptian service taxis
Group Dispatch, December 1–2
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