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The Rumbling Train Street of Hanoi - (Posted as an oddity by Sumitra on March 21st, 2014)
There is a similar train in Thailand’s Railway Food Market that goes through a busy marketplace. A similar railway track exists in Vietnam. It doesn’t pass through a busy market place like its Thai counterpart, but a narrow residential neighborhood. It passing mere inches from the front doors of people living in the capital city of Hanoi.
Hanoi is pretty much iconic for its narrow buildings and streets. And since the main train station is right in the heart of the city, it’s no surprise that the train tracks pass by busy streets. The section of tracks that leads to Long Bien Bridge passes through Old Quarter, which is a densely populated residential area. The houses here are so close to the tracks that people could easily get smacked if they don’t watch their step, or decide to stick their hands out the window at the wrong time. The trains go by only twice a day.
Artist Augusto Esquivel is an expert at transforming mundane objects into spectacular works of art. One of his specialties is working with standard sewing buttons, which he uses to create stunning, larger-than-life celebrity portraits.
THE STINKING ROSE - As you can imagine, the food and drinks stink! Their most popular appetizers are pesto spread with chunks of raw garlic and garlic hummus, both served with garlic bread, and the main course section includes dishes like Garlic Steamed Mussels, Garlic Roasted Prime Rib and the famous 40-Clove Garlic Chicken which actually contains 40 cloves of garlic per serving. Luckily, the stinky herb is cooked so it’s not very strong, but patrons who have eaten at The Stinking Rose say it takes at least three days for the garlic breath to wear off. But the truly adventurous will appreciate the delicious garlic ice cream dessert. It sounds disgusting, I know, but it’s apparently to die-for and will convert anyone into a galic-ophile. If you need a drink to go with all that stinky grub, try the surprisingly tasty garlic martini.
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HH: I think I would love it. I don’t know how to cook without garlic and onions and peppers.