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comment Is there any region, island, mountain, or village in Japan known for hot spicy local cuisine?
I had koregusu (chilis in awamori) at every opportunity while I was in Okinawa. I think the kind of chilis you compare to Thai birds' eye chilis could be what are called "eagle claw chilis" (鷹の爪).
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comment Is there any region, island, mountain, or village in Japan known for hot spicy local cuisine?
Wow thanks for this. I have had Hachijo on my list for my next visit to Japan since 1) I found out they have the strangest Japanese dialect beside the Ryukyus and 2) I saw photos of Aogashima. Now I have three reasons to go. Now to read about Ogasawara too.
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comment Taiwan visa "maximum stay" clarification
I would have to check the dates. I'm sure it worked out to the last day and the official agreed... but it's already four months ago now )-:
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comment Is it typical to provide a lot of information for public transport systems in Japan?
In Sydney where I live now the Opal Card is new and not available everywhere. Other kinds of daily or weekly card are ridiculously expensive for travellers but may make sense for local students or workers doing the same trip ten times per week. For the differences between states that's what you get in any Federation or Union. Locals don't want to give up their regional identities to some far-away government perceived not to care about them.
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comment How to take a cold shower
@AndrewT.: Jumping around increases heart rate and blood flow. It's even better if you have a workout just before your cold shower.
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comment How to take a cold shower
Flexing those worked out muscles in the shower also helps steel them against the cold water.
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revised Do I need a UK transit visa when travelling in the grace period of a J1 visa?
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comment Is it typical to provide a lot of information for public transport systems in Japan?
Australia is very far from having "a metro system". Almost every bus, light rail, train, tram system is independent and even varies vehicle to vehicle. This is true also in Japan but in Japan the standards are very much higher. Newer vehicles and newer systems tend to have better, more detailed, clearer info.
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comment Once vaccinated for Hep A, can I enjoy ice cubes without worry?
How have you decided that the only water borne diseases that can survive freezing are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and E. coli?
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revised Storing Luggage in Taipei
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revised Have the spelling systems of lingua francas historically been less phonetic than those of native languages?
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revised Why did England not maintain French as a spoken language?
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comment Have the spelling systems of lingua francas historically been less phonetic than those of native languages?
Latin was very phonetic. French was pretty phonetic, once you internalized all the complex spelling rules. English is not phonetic at all.
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comment Do Australian citizens still get visa-free entry for 360 days in Georgia (the country)?
Apparently Georgia is about to change its visa rules in September 2014 to a 90/180 system similar to the systems in use in the Schengen area and in Turkey. I don't think full details are available yet: agenda.ge/news/18614/eng
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comment Georgian minimal pairs with p' t' k'
Look no further than the English Wiktionary for starters. They use such a symbol for ejectives in IPA but for aspiration in transliterations: კარი (kari) vs ქარი (k’ari). And it's apparently based on an ISO standard, 9984. Wikipedia suggests that the apostrophe-for-aspiration system is also in use in the BGN/PCGN and ALA-LC transliteration schemes. Apostrophe-for-ejective is used in IPA and the 2002 national system.
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comment What is the use of '\G' anchor in regex?
See also: Purpose of the \G anchor in regular expressions
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comment Where in the Balkans is free camping permitted?
"despite there being no camping there" - do you mean there was a sign saying "co camping" or just that nobody else was camping there? Or is it just EuroEnglish for there being no official campground there? (-:
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