A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

9 Jul

Party No. 1 won the Thai elections. I expect it was the promise of free wifi that did it.

Night flights are always grim and you never get used to them.

Japanese public loos usually don’t have any hand drying facility. You are expected to carry a small towel at all times.

Japan is very environmentally friendly (see above) with recycling bins in every conceivable location, including trains.

Japanese taxis are eyewateringly expensive. It’s a good thing the public transport’s so efficient.

You can buy pet stag beetles in Japanese supermarkets.

To save electricity after the tsunami damaged a number of power stations, only essential lights are being used. Tokyo is therefore weirdly dark at night, with only a single light on the tops of buildings to stop aeroplanes crashing into them.

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One Response to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. mymumdom 09/07/2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Ugh, we hate night flights too. No one ever sleeps well, if at all. We try to fly during the day now if possible and reserve nights for sleeping in a real bed.

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