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I will speak on this topic based on my own experience of having lived here in Japan for 8 years as well as being familiar with the experiences of many other non-Japanese people: One of the most important things to note here is that Japanese society strongly encourages people not to give voice to judgements they have about people who are not in their ...


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Yes. It's obviously natural and logic way to do. If you have women-only dorms, you risk being not able to take extra backpacker even when you technically have free places (if they happen to be in female dorm and the backpacker is male) so they actually costs you more. You don't want to have a lot of female-only dorms so you want to discourage girls from ...


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In this museum in India, different fees are charged for Indians versus foreigners (₹10/150), and there's a fee for using a camera (₹50), which foreigners are more likely to do than locals. I assume that fees are based on the ability to pay, and foreigners are more likely to be able to pay more. At Yuransen Onsen in Japan, there were different onsens for ...


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The sign you're looking for: (source - although the image weirdly isn't showing up there, the post is, and I found it through google image search, but giving the site credit anyway)


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It used to be very common in China. One time I had been there long enough that I read the Chinese price on a sign first without paying attention to the English, and handed over the (I thought) appropriate amount. The poor girl had to explain that I had to fork over 10x as much as a gweilo. These days the price seems to have gone up at most places to the ...


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This is very common in Thailand, so much so that there's an entire website devoted to the topic: 2PriceThailand.com. This is particularly easy to do in Thailand, since the Thai script has a native set of numerals. This means you can have ENTRANCE 100 BAHT right next to the Thai sign saying ๒๐ บาท, and the vast majority of farang visitors won't even realize ...


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It's common enough in Australia, with very sensible reasoning behind it - the tourists are only going to visit your attraction once. The locals can keep coming back (and often bringing visitors as extras) because they don't have the travel cost. Skyrail is an example that springs to mind. Although they don't advertise it on their website, they have ...


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I think you looked at the first page only. The first question on the second page of the form you linked to is Name and nationality of mother.


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I think this is quite common in some Asia countries. For example here in Thailand it is the same, even though my parents are now long dead I have to list them on various forms. In the case of India I think they love bureaucracy, it is an old habit and keeps lots of people in jobs I guess. Blame it on the Brits I suppose, though overall I think they helped.


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I don't know why India asks for it - but I do know that in some countries the name of the guardian (either the husband for women or father for males and unmarried girls) is part of your passport identification page. This is checked when you are traveling - for example, if I am to sponsor my wife's visa, her passport must state my name under ...



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