The durian is considered the King of Fruits; the mangosteen the Queen. How is it I’ve tasted neither yet? This deficiency will be remedied when next I venture to Vancouver, B.C., the second-best place to live on the planet (after Charlottesville). Inline skating across the Burrard Street Bridge on a windy summer day may be among the greatest sensual pleasures allotted us on this sphere; the mountains, the wind, the boats, the waters, the harbor, the sun, it’s all almost too much.
Neither of these two fruits may be legally imported into the U.S. due to the possibility of plant-born disease. Feh. Same nonsense as great French cheeses being banned.