Not so long ago, while I was busy not “having a boring life”, aka before I fractured my face. I was in Luang Prabang. It’s actually very similar to Hoi An, only in Luang Prabang, Laos, you have monks, here you have tailors. Luang Prabang is also home of some tasty Snake Cobra Whiskey, indeed it is. I also spent a long time there. I really like these wonderfully weird places where you feel like you’re in a Dr. Who episode.
Chum or Tom, not sure how you pronounce his name, makes some MEAN Mekong moonshine. Very mean, very intense and very strong like the sign suggests. After I drank it, I threw a mini-cooper into the Mekong, sadly my camera battery died. If you’re into strangely strong drinks and don’t mind risking your life drinking a plethora of poisonous things you’d never want to encounter in the wilderness, I suggest you visit him and “give it a shot”. It has cobra, other snakes, scorpions, weird centipedes, all sorts of creepy crawlers. Basically anything that is poisonous, he finds and crams into these jugs and lets them ferment, hmmm…
Describing the drink as “intense” is an understatement and tastes like nothing you’ve ever had before. (duh!!) I had this a few more times with various different people, it really burns. I suggest you sip it slowly instead of just down it. Then again, that would be kinda boring and painful so there we are. There was this dutch dude who was like 50 who says he has one every night, I give him a formal hat tip where I actually take the hat off, a sign of true respect and admiration.
As for today, I did nothing except drink sugarcane, water and visit my “lunch lady” and sleep, snore.
Ahh, Luang Prabang is a great place, I highly recommend you visit there if you’re in Northern Thailand and thinking of going into Laos, that or if you’re in Laos, make the trip, it’s a time warp. Looking through my external hard drive of video and photos, when I return home this summer and DON’T BLOG about how I’m fishing and golfing, I’ll have daily photos / videos and other things you will probably find interesting.
I am aware I said Thailand Whiskey when it’s Laos Whiskey, whatever.
P.S: I sure have ingested a lot of Cobra on this trip, I kinda feel like “Cobra Commander”. Truth be told, he was always my favorite G.I Joe character and G.I Joe’s were always my favorite toys. What is with the new toys that don’t have bending knee and elbow joints, you can’t have good “wars” without it, man Mattel needs a shot of Mekong Moonshine, STAT!