This Is The Only Way to Fly

Monday, April 14th, 2008, 10:02 am

Seriously, I’ll put up an actual post sometime today but this picture brought up too many good memories. I spent a lot of time on airplanes during our trip and flying on EVA has pretty much ruined me for domestic carriers. This is me, in business class, flying from Saigon to Taipei:

Flight was 3/4 empty, seat fully reclined, noise-canceling headphones, remote control for the in-flight entertainment system in hand. If only we could’ve taken that plane all the way to Pittsburgh.

On the flights across the Pacific each of us in their modified business class got our own pair of noise-canceling headphones. And the food was freakin’ fantastic. I believe it was on the flight from Saigon to Taipei that I had this pork dish with rice and bok choy that was magnificent. Had I ordered it in a restaurant I would’ve raved about it. Less tasty was the sandwich Vietnam Airlines served on the hop from Da Nang to Saigon. It had this…meat on it. I guess it was meat–the center looked meaty, but around the ridge was this translucent membrane like you see on a tomato. After a forensic investigation we determined that the meat was, probably, minced tongue. It was absolutely disgusting. My tummy burbles at the thought of it.

As it does the thought of the Hello Kitty gate in Taipei. I promise, this is the last picture I’m gonna post of it. Sorry, just working through some nightmares here:

OK, time to stop procrastinating and finish my taxes. And do some actual work.

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