Saitama and Sweden

If you like to daunder around your local patch, have a gander at these world wanders.

Saitama has some amazing rice paddies, as documented by Jojoebi. And did you know that you can buy rice in a vending machine in Japan? The closest cool equivalents I have seen in North America are those that sell headphones and music players in the airports.

And on the little red farm in Sweden, you can see sweet wooden huts (with a bonus rainbow!) and pretty wooden buildings, the exact opposite of our concrete-rich architecture in Los Angeles. And did you know that it’s warm enough to swim in the lakes of Sweden in summer, yet the sea freezes over in winter? Amazing extremes in weather!

And don’t forget to check out the other participants1 in the jaunt around the world linked to below, with tomorrow’s tour in the sunny Canary Islands.

Links to the worldwide neighbourhood tour:
June 25th – jojoebi-designsSaitama, Japan
June 26th – akatsuki ra-ra-raCalifornia, USA
June 27th – little red farmSweden
June 28th – “Je veux une ‘tite soeur-fille” – Canary islands
June 29th – Knitty Lorn – East Devon, UK
June 30th – We Don’t Need No Education – Michigan, U.S.A
July 1st – Jeollanam-do Salad – South Korea
July 2nd – Merita’s Playground – Slovenia
July 3rd – kids, craft and chaos – Scotland, UK
July 4th – Zonnah’s Addictions – Washington State, USA
July 5th – Adventures of a Rainbow Mama – Australia
July 6th – Se7en – South Africa
July 7th – Talia’s Travel Web Log – New York, USA
July 8th – Monkey Magic – Japan
July 9th – The Pukeko Patch – Wellington, New Zealand
July 10th – Cami Daily – Berlin, Germany
July 11th – Crazy Cambridge mum – Cambridge, UK
July 12th – Schaeresteipapier – Switzerland


1 One super outcome of taking part in this series is that I’m adding an awesome blog to my RSS reader everyday!

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