Hangover in Portland
Turns out it is a pain in the butt to find good coffee around the ghostly streets of Portland after New Years Eve. The city is dead with the exception of the big fast food chains and a few places scattered here and there that, unsurprisingly, seem to be quite busy.
Caffeine came from a grocery store – one of the wonderful conveniences of the US: cafes within the food stores.
To answer the call of our bodies, we tucked in a dark red booth and settled for burgers and a big plate of fries. Yum. Like it or not, salad is a crappy hangover cure.
Sidebar knowledge: In Bulgaria the cure for drunk brains is “shkembe chorba” aka tripe soup, best served with a generous dose of crushed garlic with vinegar. I have had a few of those as well ;)
Any interesting tricks from where you are?
Darling, what you do in Riga is get yourself down the nearest food market, go into the very back of the vegetable pavilion where there are ladies selling jars of pickled cucumbers and dried apples and sauerkraut. Then you ask one of the ladies (with a nod and a wink) for a glass of juice from the big vats of fermenting cabbage. That’s right – sauerkraut juice cures the most desperate hangover, or so the locals say. Costs about 10 santims (probably around 15 euro cents nowadays…). Cheers to you lot from our lot! And happy travels in the new year!
Actually, I love sauerkraut and remember drinking that juice myself, although not as a hangover cure.
Hug your lot too.
I am desperate for some friendly encounters and imagining a visit to Riga sounds almost divine.
A cup of coffee, greasy food, pickles with juice, and a rehydration packet in a glass of water is what I’d go for in case of a hangover. I can never get all four though.
Tomato Juice, strong coffee, tonic water and a cold bath can cure any hangover! :)
Fermented veggie juice. Sauerkraut or pickles. Works well to rebalance stomach acid levels which get jacked up from alcohol. :)
According to my parents (I never got myself to do it) – coffee with a splash of lemon juice… brrrrrr
Happy you liked our parliament! I love it too, although at the moment I have BIIIG problems with eople inside it.
Anita from Budapest