Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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!