I’m back! That’s right, I survived four hours of flying from Bangkok to Taipei — including an unexpected and free upgrade to business class — followed by a five-hour layover in Taipei, capped off with an eleven hour flight home (it was supposed to be twelve, but I guess we caught a tailwind, which was good since it took an hour for my bag to come off the plane).
After all that, what could I want but good ol’ American food? So I headed for In-n-Out for a meal that I can only describe as “bland”. I hope that my tongue can reaccustom itself to food that doesn’t include the flavors of chile and of dried/fermented fish products! This morning I tried to make Vietnamese coffee, but only got a mid-strength brew, so maybe this “bland” is catching. At any rate, I’m too caffeinated to try again already.
I just realized I never wrote an entry on my trip up the Mekong, so that’s on deck for later today. Until then, I can’t wait to see all y’all!