Palace Hotel, as an example: Ramadan Break-fast
Ity has become common in recent years for people to break their Ramadan fast at a hotel or restaurant. There may be a buffet with traditional Ramadan dishes.
When we went to the hotel in September 2008 we found tables set out on the lawns, and decorative lights. Lights are a feature of Ramadan throughout the Arab world during Ramadan, but not in Sudan until the last few years.
Unfortunately we did not find a soull to ask about prices- again a typical situation during the day during Ramadan.
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An expensive drink by the Nile
At the Friendship Palace hotel, there is a nice garden on the river with views over to Khartoum...in the evening, it is where Khartoum's rich and famous hang out. You can wander in and out for free, but if you do sit for a drink, expect to pay through the nose for it. We ordered one tea and one coffee, thinking "how much can they charge for something so simple"...the tea was a Lipton tea-bag, while the coffee came with no ginger...for that disappointment, we paid S£13,000 (SD1300), which is astronomical when you compare a quality glass of tea and gingery coffee on the street for S£750 (SD75)!! I will go back to this garden, but I'll wait until I get to the bus station for my coffee next time!