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Tourist guide to Scotland advises Japanese to avoid poor people in football kits

by | 2nd, July 2012

THE Edinburgh-based Luath Press hs published The Insider’s Guide to Scotland. It’s in Japanese. This is not to stop the English from heading north, rather to encourage visiting Japanese to get a beter experience.

The book does not advise: “If you want to met a real Scot, take a trip to London.” But it does advise tourists to:

1. Avoid people dressed in green or blue football shirts

2. Not to eat “weird” Lorne sausages.
3. Avoid council estates and other favelas
4. Try Irn-Bru
5. Not to refer to kilts as “skirts”
6. Not to expect anything by way of service: “Please do not expect to have the same quick, polite and accurate service here to compare with Japanese service at shops, restaurants and hotels. Be patient anywhere in Scotland, it is not Japan.”
7. Never to call a Scot and Englander
8. Umbrellas: “When it rains, it seems only a handful of people use umbrellas in Scotland. That puzzles Japanese quite a lot because in Japan people would carry umbrellas all the time or leave the spare ones at the office for sudden showers.” 
What would you advise toursits to Scotland to do, not to do or to avoid?



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