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    FOODS???

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    What kinds of foods are over there? Which fast food places are there? What can't I get on the island? Is it true taht there is no milk there???

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    No fast food anywhere near campus. Only fast food is KFC in Roseau, which doesn't have many menu items. Normal milk is rare in Dominica, but sometimes is available. The food selection is rather limited down here. You might be able to obtain some American brands for a price, but be prepared to bring down a lot of food if you like certain brands. The food here is primarily chicken beans. If you are lucky, you might be able to get some seafood. Beef and pork is nonexistant. The local food is bland and with the locals' blatant lack of attention to hygiene, might get you a case of nasty gastroenteritis. Basically, wash whatever food you get, make sure to watch how the locals prepare your food, and ask people who have been on island a long time to see which places don't get people sick.
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    lower your standards

    In the US, if you get sick in one place, you can easily never eat there again.

    Here, that policy will soon leave you with no where left to eat.
    They all have lower standards of cleanliness
    so your best bet is to eat the food, get sick, grow immunity.
    Then you will be free.
    ...fade out to the wail of a lonely saxophone.

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    people have been saying chicken and fish are abundant..........

    i'm sure most people don't cook right? so it's safe to say that at least we can buy cooked chicken and fish?

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    there's a lot of chicken, fish, beans, rice, and root crops like sweet potatoes and yams.

    yes, there is milk here, but they're uht -- not like the ones we have back home. the taste is a bit different, but you get used to it.

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    The food really isn't that bad.... it just get's repetative.

    If you plan on cooking, don't expect anything, adjust yourself when you get here. Stores like Jame's or Tina's sell chicken legs, or assorted chicken parts. Don't think you can go to the local Krogers, HEB, Albertsons, Walmart and pick up some boneless chicken breasts, 'cause it aint gonna happen. You learn to make due.

    Don't worry to much about getting sick, also called "shack attacks." Just eat normally and by the end of your first two weeks you'll be able to eat anything w/o problems. We have an immune system for a reason. When you get here, just watch where the rest of the students eat, and you'll be A OK.

    22 days till I get me a nice juicy steak...... I CAN'T WAIT!!!

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    Food Brands

    What brand of food is available?? What should first semester students bring with them??? What about seasonings for cooking yourself??? What are the grocery stores like??

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    I brought with me a ton of snack foods and study foods. Goldfish, granola bars, chex mix, trail mix, etc.

    As far as seasonings go, I'd bring everything that you would want to cook with minus salt and pepper. And bring some air tight containers too, to prevent the moister from getting to them.

    As far as the grocery stores go, imagine trying to do your grocery shopping at Eckards or Walgreens or a convience store. The "grocery stores" don't carry anything fresh anything, except bread. If you want fresh things, you have to go to the market on Sat morning, but they do carry canned goods, cereals, frozen chicken peices, sometimes ice cream, peanut butter, soups, pasta, and of course beer and whine. Jame's actually has Coors Light, at least he did for a while. I couldn't believe my eyes.

    But for some of us, it's as cheap to eat out every meal then it is to cook for one. I spend between 20 -30 EC on food a day, and that includes my morning cup of coffee, juice from Addison (which is something I will miss whenever the heck I get off this rock), and snack breaks to the bookstore. A meal at the shacks runs no more then 12 EC and I usually spend about 7 or 8.

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    Foods

    You'll love it here if you like chicken + < add anything here>. Daily expenses on food are at least 30 Ec's a day unless I skip a meal.
    Don't worry about getting sick, YOU WILL. Hair, insect legs and spotting some eventual roaches here and there are normal everywhere, so get used to it. But as people are saying, it's all good at the end. You'll have superman immunity when you leave the island, you'll be able to eat rocks and dirt and feel fine.
    Come on "bamo-nos", everybody lets go, come on lets get to it, I know that you can do it"

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    Foods

    Quote Originally Posted by dora_the_explorer
    Don't worry about getting sick, YOU WILL. Hair, insect legs and spotting some eventual roaches here and there are normal everywhere, so get used to it. But as people are saying, it's all good at the end. You'll have superman immunity when you leave the island, you'll be able to eat rocks and dirt and feel fine.

    As long as the toilets are not backed up, I'll be happy. I want a clean toilet for my diarrhea.

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