07 September, 2007

Prep for Launch

One last session before catching the 'plane, and the remaining leaves are cold-brewing for later. What will 1960s Gaoligongshan will taste like cold-brewed? Will it get through security, given the 100ml limit on fluids? There's only one way to find out...

8 comments:

MarshalN said...

It won't get through security, although you can probably drink it up and refill at a coffee shop once inside the security...

Have fun!

謏 約翰 said...

Minimize contact with airport security. Leave the liquids .. brew later .. long flight, you’ll have time en route ….bon voyage… john

Steven Dodd said...

I hear security is on the lookout for soggy marijuana lookalikes. Expect some hassle :] Enjoy your flight.

speakfreely said...

Let me know what you think of the Lonely Planet Guide. I've used them to good ends, but BBB didn't thing the one for China was that good.

60's Gaoligongshan makes for quite a sad experience when you've got to dump it at check-in....how was it cold-brewed?

Have a GREAT time!

MarshalN said...

I think the China one is too general -- China is way too big for one guide. I perfer these smaller city-based Lonely Planets. Usually they're a better bet. I like the one for Kyoto, for example...

Hobbes said...

The GLG made it through customs! No body cavity searching required.

Carla, the Lonely Planet guide to Beijing is really rather great. It's got proper pinyin, with tones, and the necessary characters so you can actually attempt to pronounce the words correctly, or show them to your victim as a last resort. Detailed maps of all districts, and well-researched histories make it a good companion.

As MarshalN pointed out, the general Lonely Planet guides for whole countries are just not worth the money. We have one for Italy, and it describes every settlement of more than 5,000 people, it seems. We've used about 5% of the book. For that reason, I checked out all of the other Beijing guides first - but it turned out that Lonely Planet had the best city guide, after all.

Plus it's the only one with Maliandao in its scope of maps. Heh.


Toodlepip,

Hobbes

P.s. John, your second proxy site did the trick! The first one wouldn't let me post comments... :)

DethChef said...

Hobbes: Where did you get that table?

Hobbes said...

That's a Hengfu tea-tray, available quite widely - but I think we happened by it in a small shop in Chengdu. They're available from the factory via mail-order, I think.


Toodlepip,

Hobbes