I subscribe to the London Telegraph's expat edition. I read it to stay in touch a bit with British sensibilities and because it routinely has laugh-out loud (in a subtle English kind of way) funny articles in it.
Today's is classic: I Got You This At the Airport. An introduction to some of the more bizarre alcoholic beverages available at duty-free. I clearly am going to have to spend more time in that part of airports. Heavens knows I have the time . . .
Bottle the First:
"Brennivin is an Icelandic schnapps, known as 'Black Death', made from fermented potato pulp and flavoured with caraway seeds. Literally translated as "burning wine", it is sometimes used to wash down 'hakari', also known as putrified shark meat."
See. Once you've mopped up the coffee you just snorted, how can you resist running right down to your nearest international airport?
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