Always been curious how certain events in the opposite hemisphere get treated..I was reading in Quito, Ecuador, they have a museum/cultural event to the two halves of the world. One dance troup there, demands that their kids 'get back to the right hemisphere.'
So, well...for starters...I was disappointed in my first trip to the southern hemisphere..Their commodes do not flush backwards. We were promised they circulate counter clockwise..Clocks in the south do move in the same direction?? So what other disappointments are there..?
Can't imagine celebrating the high holly holidays of Christmas, with their women wearing 'thongs' instead of long red dresses. ANd sloshing home in the snow...Plus, while we northeners are drinking wassail (sp?), those wild beach people are throwing empty beer cans at the passing yachts.
Plus, since southerners stand on their heads and most of the blood must overwhealm their gray matter, is not it an unfair advantage for Southern cyclists...
The gravity is all wrong and since too much speed might fling them into outer space, they have to work less hard for their cadence. What importance is there to music such as "April in Paris," or northerners' "September Song," bemoaning the beginning of Fall.
SO what cultural differences in music/ writing makes up for this cultural gap.? July not being apple/peach/cherry season ..No way.
I must say, I was impressed with their choice of stars in the night sky..The Southern Cross is spectular.
I thought more intense than the Big Dipper... But what, no Northern LIghts.?
So lets hear it for what is right with Southern Hemisphereic culture...See even the ozone tends to migrate north.