Anthony Bourdain had suggested LiPo as a destination for an extra strength maitai. The bartender at the alembic suggested the ” Chinese whiskey”. I was unaware that it isn’t a whiskey at all. I was informed after I had taken the shot, it is a blend of 100 Chinese herbs that have been fermented. Some people say it is mildly hallucinagenic. I can neither confirm nor deny that, as the rest of the evening is only hazily recalled.
San Francisco was incredible! I particularly liked the alembic bar. The bartender we dealt with was great, and was gifted with a shaker. The toronado bar had a great selection of beers etc. But lacked polite staff. The exception being the man with dog. Good on you! for not being an uptight twat, like the trendy douche bartender, who seemed to believe he was creating ale out of water pfffffffft.
In the past few years, I have had a growing curiousity about train travel in the United States of America. My interest was piqued by movies from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Unfortunately, they don’t have the “lounge” cars on Amtrak anymore. But I am going to take a short jaunt to find out if I dig train travel. L.A. to San Francisco to meet my younger brother. I hope to relax and enjoy the scenery, and begin to reprogram myself away from popular “instant gratification” air travel. Afterall..”Life is a journey, Not a destination…”