So, we all have our eating habits, some might be bizarre, however, when a country has a dish that has almost become a national icon, we become concerned.
We’ve heard of grilled cheese, cheese-flavored snacks, and even cheese-flavored popsicles, but cheese to accompany hot chocolate? Gone too far.
In the Meantime in the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are a string of over 700 islands found south of South America. The country is very sparsely populated. It is densely populated, however, with sheep and penguins. For every person who lives in that island nation between South America and the South Pole, there are 160 sheep!
The Falkland Islands is home to lots of penguins too. There are five species of those funky birds. It’s a rare place where both animals are seen together, an off-the-charts adorability factor, most people would agree.
In the Meantime in New Zealand
No shoes. If you walk down a street in New York City barefoot, you’re not only risking an injury that may turn into a staph infection, but you’re going to get some backward glances. Perhaps assumed to be a homeless person. Not so in New Zealand.
In the nation so far east, it is the first to see the sunrise each morning, and kids do not wear shoes at school. In a land that preserved the Hobbit village from “Lord of the Rings” for visitors, maybe it’s not that surprising.
In the Meantime in Portugal
Food, glorious food. Even if it doesn't always seem that way. We took a little trip to Portugal to glance at this dish, say "nope" and go back home.
Picture this. Bread, ham, sausage, more meat, cheese sauce, beer sauce, and if that's not enough, red and tangy tomato sauce covers the whole lot. We prefer sticking to our own.
In the Meantime in Japan
Japan would be my first choice if I had to name the world's most straightforward nation—at least after viewing this picture. Japanese people are always thought of being the kind of subdued, respectable people our parents always wished for us to be. But regrettably, it is so satisfying when the most respectable country exhibits behavior that corresponds to our absurd ideas.
This Japanese store unequivocally demonstrates the need to stop sugarcoating clothing sizes and identify the size in terms of body type. Don't misinterpret this, though, as there may be a reason for it, or it could be a marketing ploy.