Friday, September 26, 2014

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner = $5,881 (Plus Tip)

Town & Country put out a travel issue which I perused excitedly because the editors there are all seriously delusional about the amount of money anyone would spend on various items.  They clearly feel that we all have $10,000 per day to buy "fun" things like an $8,000 bicycle or $2,000 each bangle bracelets and so on.  I always laugh when I get this magazine.  I don't have that kind of money nor does anyone I know and none of us ever will, barring a lucky strike on the lottery. 

Be that as it may.  I found an article titled "Monumental Meals" which sounded interesting because I was thinking 20-course meals.  Wrong. 

Their suggestions:
Breakfast on the top of the Arc de Triomph, Paris
From 8 to 9:30 a.m. the roof is available for a lavish breakfast of caviar, truffle omelets and croissants with mimosas to wash it all down.  You and seven of your besties will pay a total of $21,450 or $2,651 per person.  The meter is running ...

Lunch on the Great Wall of China
A section of the wall about 2 1/2 hours from Beijing is not well-traveled so it serves as the spot.  But there is no cooking allowed on the wall.  Are they afraid it would catch fire?  From what I've seen of it, it seems to be singularly  fireproof.  Chinese food doesn't travel well 'tis said so you may wind up paying $1,000 per person for a much-handled Quarterpounder. 

Dinner at Angkor Wat
This venue is used as a private dinner theater.  In addition to special Khmer classic foods, you will be treated to a tour of the whole place (with guide) and traditional dances will be performed for your post-prandial delight.  Dinner and a show and a tour (breathtaking, eh?) for $2,200 per person.

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