If you look at a map of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll notice a huge green area right in the middle of the city. This area features several museums, a bunch of parks, and more. I was checking out a few museums in the area, and all of a sudden: monkeys.
Have you ever thought to yourself: “I like museums, but they don’t have enough sausage facts”?
I mean, haven’t we all?
So there are posters of this guy all over Kyoto — I’m assuming he’s a politician of some sort — and in almost all of them, he’s doing a totally normal pose. But in this one, which I only saw a couple of times, he’s doing… whatever it is that he’s doing.
Well, Kyoto has a pug cafe, and yeah — it’s just as amazing as you’d hope. Whoever came up with this is a genius, because being surrounded by about a dozen snorting, wheezing pugs is flat-out delightful.
I finally found a line-up for food that I didn’t have the patience to stand in.
Many of the toilets in this part of the world, particularly in China — even the ones in touristy places like museums or the airport — are of the squat variety. If you’ve never encountered one of these things, it’s basically a porcelain hole in the ground.
I’ve mentioned some of the quirks of crossing the road in a couple of the cities I’ve been to so far. Well, Beijing has a pretty big one: cars will straight-up run you over if you’re not paying attention.
You’ve probably heard that the pollution in Beijing is so bad, just breathing the air is the health equivalent of smoking a bunch of cigarettes. This is true.
I had heard that bikes were super popular in Amsterdam, but it’s one of those things that you don’t really understand until you’re actually here.