Ebenezer’s near Union Station, a Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.*
Population: Between 15 and 30
I have a vanilla, soy, no-foam cappuccino…
I have a mocha latte….
Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich?
Iced, mocha lavender latte?
Iced coconut latte?
I had a chamomile tea?
I have a large, iced, mocha caramel custard latte…
Large iced caramel custard on the bar!
I have a sesame bagel toasted with cream cheese!
Have a great day!
It was just a moment to break your life
We’re heading out to New England this afternoon
I have a medium half-caf…
Medium caramel whip…
What’s the wifi password?
I have a second dirty chai…
Small black eye?
Small red eye?
*Full disclosure: I had a medium americano and banana bread from home. The coffee is very good, but I can’t speak for the mocha caramel custard latte whips.
Cairo last Tuesday was so smoggy that buildings on the other side of the Nile were blurry by 9 a.m. On Wednesday night the White Desert, nearly 250 miles southwest of the capital, was nothing but cool sand, flowing black sky dotted with stars, and silence.
A popular trip out of Cairo is overnight tours of the white and black deserts, and we definitely needed more nature in our vacation. It was only one night tent-less under the open sky with two guides from nearby Bahariya, but it turned out to be one of the more thrilling parts of 10 days in Egypt. The very best part was not hiking or sandboarding, but wandering around the white desert rocks and chatting and laughing in the night around the palm-fed fire.
Posted in breakfast, Drinking, egypt, Travel
Tagged bedouin, desert, drinks, egypt, hot, mint, tea, tour, white desert
Before this year, Christmas involved getting to the presents right off the bat, a hurried breakfast while my sisters showered, and running off to grandma and grandpa’s for more of the same. This year, I rolled out of bed at my usual 9:30, padded along the wooden floors in my aunt’s Parisian apartment and started making cinnamon rolls from scratch. What followed was one of the most relaxing and delicious Christmases I’ve ever had. And not a cookie in sight!