Eating With My Feet in the Water
Trip Start May 19, 2009
76Trip End Dec 31, 2009
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The most interesting thing we found, though, was not the ancient ruins but the restaurants by the riverside with their tables setup in the water, so that their customers can eat with their feet in the cool river water. We tried it and found out it was the best way to beat the heat. They also served good grilled fish and the owner even came up with a bottle of beer for us! This is lunch time in Ramadan – if we (and the restaurant owner) end up in hell, this must be the reason.
We spent two days there and dutifully walked all over town and the ruin of the cave city on top of the cliff. Nothing really impressive but this quiet simple town by the river was attractive in its own way, and the grilled fresh fish was nice too, but we must have drunk the last bottle of beer in the whole town when we ate our first lunch here because we walked all over the town and couldn't find any alcoholic beverage after that.