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Old 09-04-2009, 10:36 PM   #34
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Re: Where is....?

Yeah, the best thing about Japan is that you can get anything from a vending machine (and can pay for it with your transit card...or even your cell phone!) There are even restaurants that have vending machines outside that allow you to place, and pay for, your order - they spit out a receipt that you hand to a waitress when you enter. Massive lengths to avoid social interaction...which is strange considering how amazingly polite and considerate the service is anywhere.

Save your visit to Shanghai for when it's, well, more complete. I contracted some horrifying respiratory illness there from all the construction dust (not a single block there seems to lack for construction of some kind) and was ill for days, thinking I had swine flu.
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