While in Benin, there were only a select few restaurants that were recommended to eat out at. So, needless to say, Tenerife has been a big treat! As our first “real” meal to celebrate being back in a first world country, we ate at good ole McDonalds. And I must admit, a cheeseburger has never tasted so good…or been so expensive! Back home, a cheeseburger can usually be found on the dollar menu, but shipping must cost a bundle in Tenerife because it cost me a good 3 bucks. Anyways, it was completely worth it : )
There are several restaurants within the tourist city of Santa Cruz, but I’ve only visited a couple so far. One of them serves everything about a meter long! From hot dogs, to pizzas, to drinks with a pouring spout…everything is a meter long.
And yesterday, Ram took me out for “Japanese” food. Originally, he was bummed to find that there were no Korean restaurants around, so he settled for the Japanese restaurant. But when we got there, we found that the owner was Korean too! And although the restaurant claimed to be “Japanese”, the majority of the menu was actually Korean food…she just called it “Japanese” because it attracted more costumers. So not only did Ram get his fill of Korean food, he also met a fellow Korean friend. And I left with having finished an entire meal using only chopsticks…that was a first.
I’m sure we will be visiting several more restaurants in the future (especially when my family comes to visit on January 2nd). But until then, I’ll mainly stick with free food from the ship.