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By weihan (Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 04:40:39 AM EST) China, Thailand, air travel, offal (all tags)
I just got back from seeing my roommate off on his journey to Thailand. Wish me luck in not locking myself out of my apartment for the next week or so.

Inside: the airport taxi mafia and a bowl of guts.


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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Jester Departeth | 2 comments (2 topical, 0 hidden)
Wow, haggis soup! by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 05:39:20 AM EST
I reckon they don't get a lot of Scots in China (and at those prices, they won't see many more).

After locking myself out . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 06:26:30 PM EST
. . . not once, but TWICE, I finally broke down and got an extra key to hide outside my apartment. The cost of getting a locksmith? Well, for me it was 80rmb, but it was only expensive because my door needs an extra special key.

Cost of making a replica key? For my expensive special key, about 30rmb. For a regular key, 2rmb.

get the extra key dude.

offal soup? yuck!

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