It's been three days since the water to my bathroom was shut off due to pipe repairs in the building. After three days without proper bathing I had to have some kind of shower! Since my bathroom was a bit far from the kitchen I bathed in the kitchen sink by heating up water in a pot on the stove. I then bathed IN the kitchen sink from head to toe. As a grown adult I'm sure this was a sight to see!
Have I mentioned how much I'm missing American food? ANY kind of American food?!
I remembered seeing a Chili's here once and so I pulled up google maps to see if one was close by. I was in luck! After my kitchen sink bath I decided to walk there to fulfill my American food cravings. The mile and a half walk would be refreshing and relaxing and the food would taste even better after some light exercise.
Once dressed I set off on my walk. I wasn't wrong in that my walk would be relaxing. Who would want to take an uber when you have the time to go exploring on your own?
Before I couple open the entrance door, there was a gentleman holding it open for me while greeting me with a warm smile. (I don't know about you guys but this small act and expression can set a wonderful tone for the place I'm about to enter.) He sat me in a booth in an empty area and handed me a menu in English. My server, Ali, came to me shortly thereafter and while his accent was a bit thick we were still able to communicate well enough. I haven't had soda in a while so I ordered a diet coke, fried chicken, french fries with honey mustard, and corn on the cob. A meal fit for an American Queen! While waiting, I drank an entire mug of soda and somehow downed 2 more even after the food came! The food was spot on and tasted just like Chili's at home. The meal hit home and my server was so courteous and quick to respond to me. After dinner I sat there for about an hour writing in my travel journal and he continued to check on me long after my meal was boxed up for the walk back home. I really appreciate good service so I wrote on the back of the receipt thanking him for everything and letting him know I was a bit homesick and this had done wonders for me. I signed it as "J " and headed home with a full and happy belly.