There are limited movie options here in Riyadh for people who dont speak Arabic. One point of interest is that the city is huge...the roads are very wide and thus traffic is a lot less congested as compared to Bombay/Bangalore/Delhi or Dubai.
For a country with such harsh and severe punishments such as lashing and chopping of hands , crime is still prevalent (Refer my previous post) Im not sure yet whether this is due to poverty...or boredom since being repressed in every other way leads the youth here to more violent urges..
Home delivery is not something most stores or restaurants do here. This is usually because they dont want a strange man coming to the doorstep. (It cant be a female delivery person, because, in case Ive not mentioned this before, women arent alowed alone on the streets unless they have a man with them)
The V-Man yesterday came home ecstatic.He had with him the panacea for all our woes - The secret recipe for brewing wine at home. Im personally not too much of a booze guzzler, but for those of you who cant imagine living in a dry country, here's the magic number - 44211
Decoded it means...
- 4 Litres of Grape Juice (or other fruit juices)
- 4 litres of Water
- 2 Kilos Sugar
- 11 grams of Yeast
- 21 Days to Ferment....
Ta- Da!! Stick around ladies! After a couple of weeks out here, I'll be able to post up recipes for bomb making as well.