Monday, January 07, 2008

Directions please

Making a trip to the hair salon.  To get an idea of how confusing it is once you leave the house and set out into unchartered territory, click here for a page of explanation, wonderfully done by the salon.  Honestly I doubt I'd even make the attempt without it.   With a billion streets in this country without names, it's no wonder I see a lot of confused people stumbling around with their head in a map!

Still plan to leave the house 24 hours in advance.  With food, water, toothbrush.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That makes me a little nervous thinking about cycling there. Should I get a GPS?

6:25 PM  
Blogger Capt. Donald Kilpela Sr. said...

Tell Kev to get a GPS and a Luger.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Capt. Donald Kilpela Sr. said...

I like the map idea. Might be a good one for Isle Royale Hiking. Or even getting to Copper Harbor. I can see all kinds of uses for such a map. Fantastic! I will develop one for the condo in Florida. Yesterday I bought my first camera cell phone. I also bought an iPod last year but gave it to Griffin within a month. Not for me. Listening to opera plugged into your ear is not pleasant.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

There are no streets in this country that even remotely resemble a grid, so a GPS would be good Kev, although the English ones are difficult to find and cost twice as much. We opted for the Japanese version in our car and boy is that fun when you are lost.
Also bring garbage bags. Garbage cans are rare in this country --- frustrating when you have to carry your garbage around with you. Especially dirty diapers. I still forget to bring garbage bags. We were at a park the other week and I bought a roasted corn- on- the cob from a vendor and ended up carrying the greasy eaten cobb around for the afternoon. There's just too many people around to try and discreetly dispose it by thrusting it inside a bush! You know, this could be a job for one of the kids I think.
I asked a Japanese friend about it, and she said that some years ago there was a terrorist type that put an explosive in a garbage can. So, most all garbage cans are at entrances to the park, where they are in full view, not scattered around. I am very impressed-not a bit of garbage anywhere. Total respect for the environment.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that somehow the Japanese manage to discard their garbage despite not having any trash cans, while in South AMerica, they just toss it on the ground without a second thought, even with trash cans nearby!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Yeah that's because they carry their garbage around with them all day then dispose of it at home! Time to buy a garbage backpack.

7:04 AM  

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