Daniel got into town around dinnertime. He dropped off his bags and we met with Derek to decide on somewhere to go for dinner. Daniel knew of this area that is modeled after the old Arabian markets. Thankfully most of it was indoors. There were little shops selling a variety of items, as well as many restaurants. One of the girls we work with told us to go to this area because al the restaurants, shops and bars are all within walking distance.
After getting turned down at one restaurant because Derek was dressed in shorts (they had a dress code) and having to wait 45 minutes for another, we decided to eat at an American looking place called Brewster’s. The cool part about restaurants here is that if there is a list they take your cell (“mobile”) phone number and call you when your table is ready! I don’t know why they don’t do that in the US; it’s the smartest thing I’ve seen in a while. Dinner at Brewster’s was good. They had wings so we tried them as an appetizer; they were good but nowhere near as good as Texas. After dinner we headed home to get ready to go out for the night.Daniel knew of this place called Elegante that played good music and should be entertaining. The nightlife here is a lot like that in Europe. They play “house” music and everywhere you look people are bouncing about (dancing). To me the techno songs they play sound the exact same. I do like that everyone here dances. As a whole it seems like the crowd is a lot more confident and carefree compared to the US. We met some interesting people- some from Egypt and from Lebanon.