So I lied a little, it’s been 2 weeks now and my internet still is broken. It’s a situation I hope to get handled soon; I had to put my foot down. I’ve been trying not to trip about it and in fact it’s been a blessing in disguise. After all, there was a time when people got along without email, FaceBook, YouTube Instagram, and Twitter. I say it’s been a blessing in disguise because I have no reason to want to sit at home and not explore my surroundings. Because of not having Internet I have become well acquainted with Baku.
The curse of not having Internet… I leave the house and spend money on things I probably don’t need.
I feel like I’ve learned a lot from getting out the house. Mainly I’ve learned where to get the best deals on food and finding food products I’m used to. For instance, I don’t know if I already told you but it is NOT cheap to live in Baku. I have found that the best/cheapest markets are in the shopping malls. The choices and the prices are better than the everyday super-markets.
I found a market that carries a large amount of American food, and even Asian food for when I feel like getting my Korean BBQ on; nothing like rice and seaweed. The convenient store across the street happens to carry tortillas, its random. I can’t find bananas there when they carry all other fruit but I can find tortillas. Hmmmm I haven’t seen a tortilla anywhere else yet. Tacos and burritos anyone?
Soooo, what else have I been doing without internet, besides making friends with cab drivers, exploring every shopping mall, and frequenting Shclotzskys Deli and Cinnabon for internet?
I guess you could say I’m becoming a bit of a chef. Well, nothing major but I’d like to see how well you make jerk chicken sauce on your first try FROM SCRATCH!!!
So, I’m trying to learn how to cook REAL food. Keep in mind I’m an amature, but I’m open to new recipes. If you have a recipe you think I should try send it to me. In fact, the Jerk Sauce was sent to me from a friend…. Give me a challenge
What else have I been doing without internet???? Reading my Azerbaijan handbook of course!! There are a lot of interesting facts about Baku in this book.
I suppose not having internet has just made me bored, however I hope you enjoyed reading.
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