One thing they don’t tell you about Haifa is its lack of good Mexican food. You can find decent Thai food, which is a relief.
But after having lived near Pilsen and the amazing little taquerias that are scattered around Chicago, it is nearly heartbreaking to realize that you can barely find a restaurant that serves such delicious menu items that cause you to sweat grease for days. mmm.
My friends back home in the States (yeah, I call it “the States”. I also call my apartment “my flat” and am switching over to “flatmates” from “roomies”) think I’m crazy to be missing Taco Bell, but really I miss everything on the range from that to Nuevo Leon.
I actually don’t eat out much here. It is relaxing to cook at home, and I have so much more control over what I eat that way.
So I picked out my next book to read: Muhammad and the Course of Islam by Hasan Balyuzi.