Grocery Shopping in Salalah
Aisle 1-Rice (Basmati)
Aisle 2-Milk (canned, every flavor and type)
Aisle 3-Snacks (Chocolate bars)
Aisle 4-Frozen Food (Chicken nuggets)
Aisle 5-Condiments (Hot Sauce)
Aisle 6-Vegetables (3 kinds)
In all fairness, maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but this is exactly my first impression. Needless to say the first month here we ate out. Some days were finger lickin' other days ... (I'll leave that for another post)
I was spoiled in Muscat. I can count on my fingers the things I couldn't find. Never did I expect Salalah to be so different! People here eat simply, not neccesarily healthily, but simply. As long as you can put hot sauce on/in it, and down it with a Mountain Dew, its all good.
But every now and then, Salalah surprises me and a new exciting item hits the shelves like Canada Dry Cream Soda!!!. I go nuts, stock up and run, cause you never know if you'll see it again. Slowly, I am learning to appreciate that "a little goes a long way".