After a lengthy discussion with friends last night about the craziness of prices in the country, courtesy of recent oil subsidy disappearances, we decided there was a need to do something inexpensive just to feel that the world still made sense. Hence we drove down to the balad in search of qasab sukar (sugar cane drink) at 12am. For those who are unfamiliar with it, qasab is a very common drink in the balad. Made purely out of sugar cane and water, qasab is akin to a liquid glucose injection and is famously cheap. While it’s in season these days and still incredibly tasty, it was unfortunately not immune to inflation and price hikes. It has gone up from roughly 25 piasters to 40 piasters in a span of one year.
Whoever said “the best things in life are free” was not Jordanian.