I had no expectations for breakfast. I just didn’t. I never do.
As long as there’s cereal I’m happy.
And there was. There were a few
other interesting items, too. There are
at least 4 types of cheese: feta, smoked Gouda, mozzarella, and a spicy smoked
something. I’m not sure what type of
cheese it is.
Yeah. No. UBER sour grapefruit, some canned plums (?),
fruit cocktail, canned pineapple, and maybe some apples maybe not. And there’s fruit yogurt and regular,
drinkable, yogurt. It’s more like really
thick buttermilk. *shrug*
They taste better heated up, but I only had one the first day to try
it. There’s usually roasted peppers of
some description and then sunny side up eggs.
There’s coffee and tea, three kinds of cereal, dinner
rolls, baklava, at least one other dessert and croissants. There’s bowls full of butter, honey, cheese
spread like those cheese wedges, some sort of chicken and duck pate in a tin,
and a hazelnut spread that I think beats Nutella hands down! No questions asked. Yes, I’m stealing packets of that. It’s that good.
cornflakes. I can’t even explain the
flavor to be honest. It’s just…cereal. *shrugs*
And it’s off to the office. Not at the Embassy, though. This program rarely if ever has an office IN
the embassy. It’s just the type of work
they do. So the research, assessment,
and interviews commence. We are doing an
internal audit after recent events.
is. Since we have a lot of ground to
cover, there’s McD’s for lunch. I have a
chicken salad. No. There’s no grilled chicken there. Okay.
So, it’s fried chicken patty on really good salad fixings. And the dressing is mighty tasty, too. Definitely NOT the fat free or even low fat
More work ensues.
We are making some serious headway in the research department. We have lots of assessment and
recommendations completed already. And
now it’s time to head back to the hotel and then dinner. The four of us are pretty tired, so we opt
for dinner in the hotel restaurant.
local, traditional salad that’s fabulous.
The French onion soup was different.
It was vegetable broth based. The
onions aren’t caramelized, but lightly sauteed in butter. They’re SUPER sweet. It was good.
It was better than I thought. I
ordered a few times, actually. But I’ll
get to that.
was excellent! Fresh tomatoes,
cucumbers, red onions, and tender cabbage topped with a light dressing and
fresh feta. YUM! I’ve had that a few times, too. It’s apparently in almost every restaurant in
the Balkans. It’s fresh, tasty, and
filling! I will be remaking this when I
get home, that’s for sure! This and some
cevapi. We’ll get to that later.
I had the baklava. I can’t help
it. I LOVE baklava. The crispy phyllo, sweet honey syrup and
crunchy nuts. YUM! How can you NOT love baklava? I guess if you don’t like phyllo you’re
screwed.I was tired and we talked some more. Granted, it was really interesting and funny
conversation. What happens in Sarajevo
stays in Sarajevo. LOL! That’s all I’m going to say. I had hoped that I would be able to fall
asleep when I got back to the room.
Nope. I have issues sleeping by
myself in bed! I just can’t unless I’m
COMPLETELY exhausted and just straight passing out. This is something I don’t think I want to get
over. Because that means I’m missing
someone. And man am I really missing
not going to want to miss what happens tomorrow.