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Monday, December 31, 2012

Japan railway train tickets/Билеты на поезд в Японии

You can only buy bullet train tickets in Japan not more than 30 days in advance.

Билет на синкансэн (быстрый поезд) в Японии можно купить не более чем за 30 дней до поездки.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Aomori apples/Яблоки из провинции Аомори

Japan is famous for its apples. The best apples in Japan are grown in Aomori province. The best apples in Aomori province are called San-Fuji. The box of such apples costs 8000 yen, which at today's exchange rate is almost a hundred dollars. This is cheap, it would be more expensive in a big brand name store.

Япония знаменита своими яблоками. Самые лучшие яблоки в Японии выращивают в провинции Аомори. Самые лучшие яблоки в провинции Аомори называются "Сан-Фудзи". Ящик яблок стоит 8 тысяч иен, что на сегодняшний день составляет 2822 рубля. Это еще дешево, в магазине было бы дороже.



If an apple does not look perfect, its price is substantially decreased. Every one of those perfect apples has no spots or dimples, it is of a perfect shape, it is orangish-red and has yellow dots on it. The box of apples for 8000 yen only has the perfect apples. Other San-Fuji apples taste just as well, but they cost way less money.

Если на яблоке есть хоть какие-то изъяны, то его стоимость падает в разы. На любом из самых дорогих яблок нет никаких изъянов, оно оранжево-красное в желтую крапинку. В ящике за 8 тысяч иен все яблоки без изъянов. Яблоки, которым не повезло быть самыми красивыми, продают отдельно, задешево, причем по вкусу они совершенно одинаковые.


If you are friends with people who know people who grow these famous apples, there is a chance to try a couple of apples for free.

Если дружить с людьми, которые дружат с людьми, которые выращивают яблоки, можно попробовать пару этих знаменитых яблок забесплатно.

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