Old Nov 26, 99, 6:02 pm
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johna
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Join Date: May 1999
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Stimpy, I agree that most of the street food is probably safe, except that I couldn't have tried any of the sauces and dips (and the all looked/smelled wonderful!). And I figured better safe than sorry, given my immune system (or lack thereof).

As for the map, that's exactly my point. If a Japanese showed me a map of San Francisco that was marked in Japanese, asking how to get to Golden Gate Park, I'd have no trouble picking out the route. And that's true even if the park was in red, the waters in green, etc. (i.e., different than we're used to). The basic shapes and lines would still be familiar. But this front desk (who spoke English reasonably well) turned that map every which way and finally gave up, even though I had pointed out where we were on it, and where we wanted to get to!

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