Saturday, October 20, 2007

Strictly prohibited

Eric and I had dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant called Le Saigon last night. Excellent food and interesting decor.

We took notice of this sign posted on the wall. Consumption of alcohol by Bangladeshi nationals is prohibited by law. Unless, of course, you can afford to become a member of a private club where alcohol is permitted. Like many places in the world, if you're rich enough, you can do most anything you want.

Alcohol consumption by foreigners is perfectly legal, however. We buy alcohol from the US commissary here. Local restaurants are happy to let expats BYOB. Last night, we enjoyed a couple of micro brewed beers with our Vietnamese cuisine.

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