#15 I should have brought my phrase book

‘Sudoko’ doesn’t get you very far in Japan. Not when you need to hail a cab or order a drink or ask where the bathrooms are or excuse yourself for sitting on an old lady on the metro.

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Bonsai! … One of the few Japanese words I know … but not very helpful

I really should have learned some Japanese .. or brought my phrase book. And then of course, when you get lost the arguments start.
Nelle and I are bickering furiously about which Japanese symbol to press on the ticket machine at the subway station when we hear, “this button, press for Nikko”.
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