Thursday, April 03, 2003
VODKA AT THE BAKERY
In the early hours of the morning, after we'd put the pub to bed, Chady and I used to be in the habit of popping by the Wooden Bakery in Zalka , where I was surprised to see small bottles of vodka in the fridge.
This is a cool country; Lebanon really knows how to party!
There can be very few countries in the world where you can buy vodka at a bakery ? I don?t even think that that happens in Russia!*
A huge difference from Australia's restrictive alcohol licensing ? stemming from the misguided belief that temperance is achieved via where and when alcohol is available and not what one does with that alcohol when it's procured.
*Although any country that officially classifies beer as a softdrink, as Russia does, is pretty cool by me!