42 Ways to Tell You’re in Tokyo

42 Ways to Tell You’re in Tokyo

1) The trains look like they came out of Star Trek 2) The traffic looks like a crazy giant video game 3) There are whole malls full of video games 4) You’re the only non-Asian on the train 5) The floors are covered with tatami mats and you’re sleeping on a futon on the floor 6) There are lots of rules about when you wear shoes vs slippers vs special bathroom slippers 7) Chop sticks are the norm 8) People walk around outside in kimonos and face...

Read More

Hey, Mate, What’s Different Down Under?

Hey, Mate, What’s Different Down Under?

Yes, they do call their friends “mates,” and crocodiles really exist in abundance, waiting to chomp on unwary tourists. But there are a lot of different things you won’t necessarily have heard about or seen in the media, like different signs… …and different foods. There are very different plants… …and insects (these green ants weave a nest of leaves, but don’t get too close, they bite!) and...

Read More