Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rather lax

Sorry I've been rather lax in my posting for the last few days, it's been a rather lazy time in Bangkok. We went to the Chinese embassy which was way over on the other side of the city, which involved a boat ride followed by a long walk then a metro ride and another long walk. Once we got there we found out they take a break for lunch between 11:30 and 3 pm. We waited for an hour for them to come back from lunch. Then we queued up to wait our turn in line. After waiting a half hour I wandered inside to get the Visa forms. At which time a guard who didn't speak any English started pointing to a sign that read "Visa section is only open between 7:30 AM and 11:30 AM" Then he wandered over to another poster and started gesturing frantically at it. It read "The Chinese embassy will be closed for the next 7 days to honor Chinese national day". Sigh. No visas yet.

Here are some vaguely food related pictures that never really fit in anywhere. I've become a little disheartened with writing this blog I don't really know if anyone is out there reading or not.
This is what you get if you order a coffee at a Mc Donalds in Europe, no foam cups here!

This is a picture of a Mushroom I took when we were in Prague, I thought it looked like a giant cinnamon roll hanging off of the tree, but in this picture is looks more like a bean bag chair you found in the back of a VW bug that someone's been living in since the 60's.
I would have tried it, because like our czech friend says, "everything is edible, the problem is some things are only edible once". I decided against it even though it looked like a cinnamon roll. See mom! I'm all grown up!



  1. Everyone I know is reading (and loving) your blog! Keep it up!

  2. i read the blog, my czech friend enjoyed some of the prague bits too...

  3. Max, this is your old pal Mike Driscoll... I have read every post on your blog and enjoyed the he'll out of it. If you ever make it back to the states you have to come stay with us in milwaukee for a stint and we can try to recreate some of these wonderful dishes. I'll make you my summer solstice soup, and take you to a few Milwaukee places (including a place that makes a penut butter hamburger) and then we can spend a few nights in eating whatever you can conger. We miss you and don't stop eating your way across the world and sharing it with us on this blog! Safe travels...

    - Mike

  4. MMMM peanut butter Hamburger... Sounds like a plan Mike! Thanks for reading everyone!