Drink driving and Anthony Bourdain
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No more “One for the road” drinks
There will be a clampdown on drink driving in Vietnam as of July — that’s right, you heard us correctly, prepare to be breathalised as you leave the snake restaurant claiming to be as sober as a judge — when a new law is introduced that means motorcyclists can only drive with an alcohol level of 50mg per 100ml of blood (about a pint of beer I think) while there’s an absolutely zero alcohol limit for car drivers. Currently, the limit for car drivers is 80mg/100ml of blood (about two pints or so of beer). I think the current limit for motorcyclists is that point just before unconsciousness.
No Reservations on youtube
Anthony Bourdain’s show on Vietnam is up on youtube — he scores points here, there and everywhere dismissively attributing the origin of banh xeo to “the evil French”, referring to the Bizarre Foods presenter as that “bald guy Zimmerman” (probably a friend of his), quaffing beer on ice, nailing snails, a soup that “the Gods suckled on”, which makes “everything else [cease] to exist, before almost capsizing in a Ural-sidecar and circa 6:50 in part 3 in a clip from what appears to be his Indonesian show* he even nails a chip Butty in an Irish bar…
*I think it’s in Virginia — wherever that is — in a place called Eamonn’s — A Dublin Chipper
Part one below and part two and all the rest over this way…
One link for the road
This article is from Time magazine’s Postcard from Hanoi section though it’s not exactly “wish you were here” kind of stuff.
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