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UHT-milk and oat meal/muesli available in Dakhla and Nouakch
I know it is not exactly an essential question but, does anyone know if UHT milk and oat meal/muesli are available in Dahkla, Nouackchott, Bamako. My travel companion just loves his cereals in the morning but hates powdered milk and since we are travelling in 2wd every kilo counts. I would be grateful for directions to the right shop/ location in the market.
Perhaps helpful (?!), there is always 'African cereal' - that's to buy the basic butter biscuits and put them, broken, in milk (UHT, powdered or otherwise).
Actually quite good, but you need to eat REALLY quickly before it turns into a sort of cold porridge!
Dakhla: I would guess so
Nouakchott: there's a Lebanese owned suppermarket not far from that place where about everyone ends up, they 'll have UHT milk, don't know about cereals. Ask around for fresh camel milk. Might be an interesting local alternative
BKO: Again, there are a few lebanese owned supermarkets that stock about everything you might start dreaming of by the time you get there.
Alternatives in Mali are those little plastic bags with milk and cans with condenced milk.
There's a lot of local stuff you'll get into. Spoiling yourself so once in while is not a bad thing though.
First of all thank you for your replies ,
@ Robert Thank you I will enjoy my breakfast. And thank your for your precise directions specially concerning NKT and BKO.
I have been to southern Morocco but never bothered to look for UHT milk leave alone cereals, because I can live without them. And whenever I needed something mushy for breakfast I had ‘African cereal`’ as Sam called it. But I prefer to use dried bread with water and add some dates for the taste.
But since I want to convince my brother in law to join me on a tour through west Africa I have to offer some amenities. I have to admit that I do not mind a certain degree of comfort when travelling, of course this did not stop me from cycling through Iceland and Egypt etc. because what you call luxury or amenities depends on the context. And I am quite sure that we will carry less ‘western goods’ on our trip than the Landrovers on Roman’s website.
@ Eduard: Jawohl! I am German, no reason to hide this, but then this was not difficult to guess if you see my name and it has been finally proved by the complete absence of humour in my reply.
I tried to find porridge in Maroc, but with no luck. I ended up just eating bread - always good when fresh - and in moments of extravagent luxury, even with some jam, and on one desparate occasion had cous-cous mixed in with oranges.
One possible solution to Hans' dilemma: I'm sure the muesli isn't too heavy, so some could be carried (say in an Ortlieb food bag - I used a hard plastic container for my porridge that burst in my panniers). As a compromise, you could use powdered milk that I've found to be widely available in the region.
I've also found eggs to be widely available - another alternative, and IMHO great when poached in a nice fresh bagette.
[This message has been edited by Ian (edited 15 February 2006).]
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