This weekend my Japanese friend came to Melbourne, and I gave her a decent tour around Melbourne. After 4 days I am suitably sick of Melbourne but she loved it!
Have you guys ever had foreign friends visit and if so, what culture differences did you notice?
- My friend was terrified of tattoos (because of yakuza affiliations in Japan), but quickly got used to it, especially when she noticed many police officers have them.
- Autumn leaves are apparently huge compared to this in Japan. Wasn’t sure what to think when I showed her some amazing buildings around melbourne and she was obsessing over the size of the leaves on the ground
- Hot springs experiences for them are completely different because 1) Japanese Onsen are separated by sex and 2) many people have tattoos…
- I have a new appreciation for fish and chips…
Any one else with similar experience?