TRAVEL // People Watching

This photo with the two girls made me laugh - they were watching people too as they were eating. The guy with the umbrella's face is hilarious.

The crime rate in Japan is very low compared to most countries so it attests to the fact that children even at the age of 5 or 6 travel on the train alone without parents. I found that completely crazy because as a person I don't have much trust in strangers. As someone who wants to become a parent in the future, I certainly lack the confidence to believe my own children could go from A to B without me. But that's what I love about this country - they are so different from how I was raised.