As I reported in my last diary, Jester got a cushy job in the tropical
paradisebrothel of Bangkok. After Cookie and I said bye to him at the airport, she commented that his new boss will try to seduce him. I agreed but only time will tell.
Illegal Taxis at the Airport
On our way out of the airport, Cookie and I were attempting to hail a cab. We were on the departures level and there were a bunch of taxis coming through but none of them would pick us up. While trying to get one of them to give us a ride, the 黑车 (hei1 che1) - illegal taxi - guys were hounding us and trying to get us to go with them. Eventually, Cookie asked a traffic officer nearby where we were supposed to get a taxi. He replied that the area we were in was controlled by the 黑车 and we needed to go downstairs to the arrival level if we wanted a legit car.
Offal Mongolian Lunch
Very and I went for lunch at a tiny Mongolian restaurant that opened in my neighborhood a month or two ago. They didn't have a menu, just soup and cold vegetables and bread. We got the soup and the bread.
The soup looked really good while it was being dished up. When we got a closer look at it we realized it was a bowl of offal. Yup. Stomach, liver, and intestines to be precise... Oh, and some potatoes. Not sure what animal died for the meal but I only ate a token amount before we left to get a slightly more appetizing meal.
Also, the owner seemed really impressed by me. I guess he'd never had a foreigner in his restaurant (can't imagine why...). He insisted on getting a picture of me and Very enjoying our delicious bowls of guts.
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