Katie and I had been out and about and saw what we thought was a small Strabucks stand. Now, Starbucks is fine with me, but I don't make any point to seek them out. This, however, might have changed that on the rare occasion that I would want to go get some coffee. Most of the coffee here is of the Nescafe instant crystal variety.
This morning I set out to investigate closer. Approaching the stand and inspecting it led me to the conclusion that this wasn't a real Starbucks. I ordered a mocha. The nice "barista" asked if I wanted a starbucks mocha. I replied in the affirmative. What I got was a very watery mixture of steamed milk, espresso (very watery espresso) and some chocolate-like flavor. My guess is that it was Nutella, based solely on the faint hazelnut flavor. Was it terrible? No. But it sure wasn't a good cup-o-drink. I'll keep looking if I want to find a place to buy good espresso drinks.
On another note, last weekend the political parties here had a lottery to determine the order in which they are listed on the ballot next Sunday (10th October). I'm not sure, but I think that the Ata Myekyen party got #11. Anyone confirm this for me? Oh, I found this small campaign banner to clear up the issue...
Note: I am not the only one in the picture... there are two people on the bench.