The view from outside

O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
From Bookworm Room, links to travel guides for people visiting the U.S. from Japan, Russia, and France.


Grim said...

These are wonderful.

China has no tradition of forming lines (or queues, as the British call them). People have sharp elbows, and just expect to push their way to the front.

The biggest street fight I ever saw was near Hangzhou, when two families got in a fight over who would get the one cab that was available. A third family tried to grab it while they were engaged, and ended up getting dragged into the brawl. It was awesome.

E Hines said...

From Japan: There is almost nothing special to eat based on the different seasons of the year.

Yeah--we don't do kabiu.

These tips also are wonderful for getting at the mindsets of those for whom these tips are intended.

In the end, though, I'd rather others saw me as I see myself--'cause I'm so cool.

Eric Hines

Texan99 said...

I had a friend who took his family to China for a vacation. He was impressed by how difficult it was to get through a revolving door. Everyone else assumed that he should push and shove; being culturally unable to do that, he found himself waiting indefinitely.