The title of this post might be a sin, but I couldn’t resist. So let’s build on last post, shall we? We left our cheeky heroine after a night of revelry, after a crappy beer and a lot of dancing, after a late morning sleep-in for the first time in a looooong while. Have I mentioned that we have no classes on Fridays? Yeeee.
(wait, have I mentioned that since I dropped Political Science and added a Gender Studies class instead, I don’t have classes on Wednesdays, either? This makes my Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday schedules absolutely heinous [i.e. pretty much lunchless and loooong as hell], but our classes are bomb.com so I don’t mind. Yet. I’m sure I’ll complain about them later. Anyway anyway anyway!)
In Morocco, people just don’t drink that much; unless they’re rich and bourgeois and Europeanish, families don’t keep alcohol in the house. So what do they drink, you ask, when they want to go out for a wee sippy? They drink smoothies, I say, smoothies!
Now, think about what a smoothie is in the U.S. Throw that out the window, and imagine the best smoothie you’ve ever had, comprised of liquefied fresh fruit, sugar, and none of this ice bullshit, and make it better. That’s a Moroccan smoothie. Think liquefied avocado and orange, with sugar. Think any kind of fruit you could possibly imagine, liquefied with sugar. It’s, as the kids say these days, where it’s at. We go to the smoothie place just at the mouth of the Medina, at the bustling intersection of Rue Mohammed V and the tram, and get a liquefied avocado & ginger smoothie for about 12dh (about a dollar and fifty cents. It’s criminal. It’s unreal. Fruit is SO CHEAP IT’S SO STUPID AND AWESOME).
Oh, and they drink tea. That’s a part of Moroccan culture that you’ve probably heard of. Cultural Things I shouldn’t forget: Tea. I’ll write about that sometime, too.
Well, I’ll take a picture of a smoothie sometime and include it here. I could always postpone publishing this post until then, but when have I ever been patient enough to do something like THAT?! Pshaw. Instant gratification. Smoothies are like that too.