Our temporary apartment is well situated, just about two blocks off Rudaki near the ballet and opera building and also about three blocks from a major open market. The Green Market is not particularly exciting or green. Perhaps it is more colorful when more than root crops and bread are available in the food section. You can also find clothes, household goods, electronics and most anything you can find in a department store. We do most of our grocery shopping, however, at the misnamed supermarket across the street from the apartment, where I can find our staples of fruit, cheese, bread, chocolate, Coke Zero, beer and Magnum ice cream bars. A Snickers bar is about half the price of the one in my US university’s vending machines.