I'm trying to psych myself into believing this 18 hour flight isn't that bad by remembering that 100 years ago it was completely unimaginable that you'd be able to travel from the US to a remote island in Asia in less than a day.
Last night at the #oredev speaker dinner I got to participate in either an old Swedish tradition or an elaborate prank they play on foreigners: alternating between the sauna and jumping into the Baltic Sea three times.
It seems to be socially acceptable to watch videos on your phone with the sound turned on in public places like restaurants and cafes in Memphis. I've seen *so many* people of all ages here doing it, and nobody seems to complain. Is this a regional thing?