Thoughts mostly about travel and places I have been. While a lot of my travel is into the backcountry backpacking or paddling I do my share of trips to more traditional front-country locations too. From time to time other items of note will appear that definitely fall outside the realm of travel and associated things. It is also worth noting that I am legally blind.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Scotland trip - The Little Things
It is the little things you notice when travelling outside your homeland. They're usually inconsequential everyday things that you take for granted until they are changed. For example the flush handle on a toilet in the States, North America down through Mexico certainly, is on the left as you face the toilet. Here in UK the handle is on the right. Ligtswitches seem to reversed with the on position leaving the switch pointing down/in. Double faucets one for hot the other cold water are commonplace and I think bad design. Of course, the largest of these design differences is also the most potentially dangerous: driving on the wrong side of the road.