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World-resources-map-r2.gif (GIF Image, 1450 × 1450 pixels) Tipping Etiquette Around the World. 10 Weird and Mysterious Places on Earth. Digg 1. Mystery Spot Mystery Sport is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, famous because of its disrespect to the laws of physics and gravity.

The odd cabin, although seems like lying on flat ground, makes those who enter inside swinging all the time. The most probable theory that tries to explain this says that it’s all about “tilt-induced visual illusion. 2. The question about the triangle that swallows ships, planes and all the people with them still waits for its answer. 3. Socotra is archipelago the Horn of Africa and Arabic Peninsula, but the main island of Socotra is 95% of the whole landmass, while the rest is just small islands. 4. Mount Roraima is located on the triple border point between Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. 5. Rio Tinto is located in south-western Spainand originates from Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia. 6. The Fly Geyser, near Gerlach, Nevada, is strange because it somehow grows up. 7. 8. 9. 10. Source: urbantitan. Globetrotting for chocoholics.

Love chocolate?

Globetrotting for chocoholics

Discover how to feel full of beans on this non-stop choc-focused tour of the planet. Flanders, Belgium Belgians love chocolate almost as much as they love beer – which is to say, a lot. And it’s not just any old chocolate: the Belgians are proud of quality and innovation, and Flanders in particular boasts some of the planet’s finest and most imaginative chocolatiers. Look out for Hans Burie’s flamboyant creations in Antwerp and Laurent Gerbaud’s Orient-inspired offerings in Brussels. Ghana Next time you munch a bar of Dairy Milk, think of Tetteh Quarshie. Southern Belize In the beginning there was the pod, and the pod was good... Venezuela Purists know that the rarest and finest of the three varieties of cocoa bean is the criollo - chocolate snobs lovingly describe its lingering aftertaste as featuring vanilla, caramel and nuts. Bournville, Birmingham, England It’s not quite Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory (where are the Oompa-Loompas?)

Turin, Italy Switzerland Paris, France. Discover Japan. Japanese Ranting Slang. Japanese Pen Spinning Tricks. Human Cloning in Japan. 5 Steps To Ordering a Meal in Japan. I live in Japan, but barely speak Japanese. I can’t help you with verb conjugation or passing the JLPT. But I have managed to eat! Restaurants in Japan are a culinary and cultural adventure. Knowing how to act is crucial to speaking the language. They’re also great places to practice many facets of conversational Japanese!

So, here are 5 steps to ordering food in Japan. Find a Place to Eat Most foreigners know about sushi and ramen. Yakitori Udon (うどん), a noodle usually served in soupSoba (そば), a thin buckwheat noodle (which is sometimes served cold)Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き), a vegetable-meat-and-egg pancake with a sweet brown sauceYakitori (やきとり), a kebab usually on a stickYakiniku (焼き肉), where you grill your own meat at your tableYakisoba (焼きそば), a stir-fried noodle dish with barbecue sauce and pork You’ll see plastic replicas of the food outside of most restaurants, so even if you can’t read Japanese, you’ll have some idea of what to expect. Get A Table Back Street Japanese Restaurant.

Character Bentos. Published on October 4th, 2011.

Character Bentos

A Bento or lunch box as we know it in the west are home-packed meals, typical filled with rice, fish, meat or cooked vegetables. Leave it to the Japanese to make them cute and fun with “Kyaraben” or “Character Bentos”. Over the past few years the “Kyaraben” craze has brought about contest such as Sanrio’s Annual Kyaraben Contest and turned what children have for lunch into a hobby and form of art. After a little bit of searching, I came across some excellent looking ones. Here are my top 10.