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Gaijin Panic!

So we get into the taxi  and say “Edo – Tokyo Museum” – being careful to pronounce it “ed – oh”, not “eed oh” and being sure to say Tokyo more like two syllables than three (Toh – kyo vs. Toh – kee – yo).   The taxi driver gives us a blank look.   So we try again – to no avail.  The aggitation starts.   Then we try our BAD pronounciation – no go.   Finally, we find our map.   We desperately try to locate the site on the map and finally succeed – showing the taxi driver exactly where...