“Haragei” is the Japanese art of communication without pronouncing words. In fact the rumors of the telepathic abilities of Japanese are exaggerated. Their art of guessing the thoughts of the interlocutor is based on the natural politeness and delicacy. It seems that to guess the intentions and wishes of a stranger is a difficult task but Japanese deal with that every day. To start with try to guess the thought of your close friends of relatives. It is easier than anticipating the next phrase of a completely unknown person.
It often happens that one gets fed up with the customary entertainments. There are no any interesting movies on in the local cinemas and the cafes and bowling clubs seem to be such a bore. And here one begins to understand that he or she may lack something that would provide the new unforgettable impressions.
It is sad to admit that we tend to forget about the joy and pleasure that nature gives us. That happens because all our entertainments get more and more technically sophisticated. Gradually we lose the ability to see the happiness in fulfilling the simple relaxing actions such as walking in the local park or watching the birds. Every city dweller is eager to get the new impressions and share them with his or her friends without facing the words “I’ve already downloaded and watched it”. If you want to get an amazing experience that will provide a lot of happy memories for you try to go on a trekking tour. This is the best activity both for the people who miss the hiking with their classmates at school and the ones who have never spent a night in a tent.
Taxi is the type of transport that could be found everywhere all over the world. So let’s see what peculiarities of the most convenient way of transportation are there in different countries?
In London the taxi cars are called “cabs”. Their history begins with the horse cabriolet which carried the passengers had two wheels and were open-top. The contracted form of the word “cabriolet” was “cab” and remains to be widespread nowadays. In the year 1891 Wilhelm Brune invented the first taximeter, a device to control the price of the ride. But the word “taxi” derived from the name of the device hasn’t become popular in Britain.
The London cabs are manufactured by such companies as Hooper, London Taxi International and Asquinth. To make the cars more noticeable they are painted black and decorated with the logos and aerography.
The taxi in New York is famous for it bright yellow cars. The passengers are usually not allowed to take the seat next to the driver. The driver cabin is detached from the passenger one by the bulletproof glass. The taxi drivers are emigrants wearing keffiyeh or turbans as a rule. It’s interesting that the illegal taxi is called here “gypsy cab”.