When we hear about the countries that could be world leaders, alongside Brazil and others, comes India. I never quite understood how this country could be on that list. Living in England, I always saw the Indian community as a hard-work people. Those who wake up at four in the morning and just go to sleep at midnight, working tirelessly.
Traveling in Japan has an inner characteristic of non-western countries: one can lose patterns of culture and behavior. Globalization has leveled some differences some years ago, fine. Yet, the cultural shock is inevitable as soon as you arrive in the land of the rising sun.
Jumping to the other side of the world for the first time is a fantastic and exotic experience. It all begins with the length of the trip: about two days between airports and long Air China flights to arrive in Beijing.