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Saturday, January 12, 2013
Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador: eating shawarma, smoking an Egyptian hookah (shisha) ....and drinking Pilcener. January 2013.
In between Suiza and Portugal, on Avenue de los Shyris, south-east corner of Parque La Carolina, there are bunch of Arabian places where you can eat shawarma, drink Pilcener and smoke shisha.
At night it is hustling and bustling with people and music. The service is quick, beer is cold, one shawarma is a meal, the prices are cheap. And if you want to complete your experience, smoking shisha and watching people is a satisfying pastime.
One warm, sunny day in January I decided to have lunch there. I talked with my server, he told me that his family owns the place, they came from Cairo, Egypt. Place is open from 11 a.m. until midnight.
Here are the prices:
shawarma$3 to smoke shisha $5 Pilcener (750 ml)$1.50
Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador: enjoy shawarma,an Egyptian hookah (shisha) and Pilcener, all for under $10.
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