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Back from Beijing 28/11/2007

Posted by lmd64 in Holiday.

Been a while since the last post, but I’m just back from Beijing and Istanbul (a holiday trip, but what a trip!). Shall post some pics once I get them uploaded, but in the meantime, here’s a pic of some sweets I brought back, they’re Durian-flavoured. A Thai delicacy, they’ve been described as having a smell “best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock“.
 Durian Sweets from Beijing
I’m too afraid to open the bag yet…

EDIT: I’ve opened the bag, and yes, it stinks. Not quite a putrid rotten smell, but a kind of almost dusty, musky odour, but very overpowering nevertheless. Was only able to convince one of the guys in work to try one, I’m girding my loins and mustering up the courage to take on the taste challenge later today. Hopefully just before another meeting…



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