Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Even dogs are talking about the recession!

I was up in the Dublin Mountains the other day when I saw this sign, very funny to think of dogs telling sheep they look fat in their wool or that the ESRI has predicted a rate of 17% unemployment next year. The poor sheep will be worried sick!

But fear not, the farmer has a plan, a drastic one at that. He will shoot any of these dogs that are worrying his poor sheep. Drastic times call for drastic measures.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Alcove - Dar es Salaam

The restaurant seemed to be the only one open on a Saturday night in Dar es Salaam, which is not the most exciting city in the world.

I joined my friends inside the nice looking and potentially atmospheric restaurant. We ordered our food and awaited the Goan Fish Curry, Chow Mein and Chicken Noodle dishes we had ordered in this Indian & Chinese restaurant. Then we waited some more and waited and waited. Then we watched as all of the tables around us, where Indian people sat, were served before us.

Finally the food arrived a full one hour and twenty minutes after we had ordered. The food was average and was more expensive than in Europe. Then they had they audacity to add VAT to the already extortionate prices!

This restaurant is by no means gourmet or top class and wouldn't feature in Europe at all. It is far far too expensive and the service is terrible - the waiters don't seem to be paid much and so don't care either.

My advice - don't eat at Alcove. Try somewhere else, eat Tanzanian food!