"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform, go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners Jefferson Graham today here in Tokyo with Dani Sullivan printer Newport Beach, California, the founding editor of search engine land and the two of us just happened to be here. And we're we're comparing notes on what it's like to navigate your way through a strange country. And Dan you've been living on Google maps have been in fact, my wife is even saying how impressed she was with them. They have been navigating us all over the place, especially through the subway system. Giving us not just which subway line to take. But even what platform to take in the debated fair today really paid off because you know, as our second day using the subway I knew exactly how much needed to buy ticket for two hundred yen. I knew the station. I was gonna go to I it was brilliant got really surprised were you had how well it worked. Pretty surprised? Actually, you know, I I haven't really units try to get through a subway system. I didn't know before like this usually I'm in cabs and other places, but the system so extensive here and hailing a cab and dealing with the Cavs is kind of a bit of a freakout situation still for me, plus they're expensive. So you know, it really was like, let's use public transportation. We took the cabinets morning, and we asked the guy if he spoke English, and he said, no. And somehow we tried to get where we wanted to get to was really hard. I used Google translate and typed in where I wanted to go. And then press the button to have it read in Japanese, which is great. I mean, I I was one of the nice things about Google translate. As you can you can do that. And have it speak and talk to you. I tried to do that the first day we were here and the guys just gave up on me and started switching into some kind of broken English. But yeah, you talk you get. Simultaneous. Translation, would I've been using both for that. I think Sommese is year you you point Google translate. And you let us your camera and it in real time. We'll translate what you see on a sign in English is not always perfect. But I was using it to understand what the food was that. I wanted to buy what was in certain roles and things like that. And it was pretty cool. It didn't work for me. But I think some of the Japanese lettering was just too much for certainly can get overwhelmed. So both of us bought sim cards when we got here a variety in where I live charges ten dollars a day for international service, which for me, and my wife would have been twenty dollars a day. Didn't wanna do it. I bought a sim card for thirty dollars. But it was only for a hundred megabytes a day. You bought a sim card for thirty dollars for five gigabytes total. So I had you know, done my homework before coming out, and this was through a company called mobile and. Like, I grew gold it so again, Google, I guess coming through on that. But you know, I came across this page, and it was it was nice. You know, you you bought it ahead of time. They delivered it to the airport post office. The post offices open all the time. I walked up. There's a little bit of a problem for they didn't get my name. Right. And then they found all them and we load them up. And when we were on the train we were up and going head to head to configure the APN type situation, but we got that really clicked on a link, and you're all set, and it's been great. You feel a real sense of freedom. And the kids are all taking pictures and sharing. I'm doing all my stuff. It's wonderful. So sim card ahead of time, Google, maps, Google translate. And of course, there's also other fun apps, but it really is changed the travel experience. Absolutely. And it's such a it's such a dramatic thing. I think especially these days when you can go with your phones. So last tip is that I been using line the app line, which is really popular in Japan. And I've been making free calls all by whole families here. My mom. Hear my son's here. We just call each other online all the time you have to watch a little fifteen second ad. I don't care. So from Tokyo, I'm Jefferson Graham with USA here with Dani Sullivan. Let's get night. Sometimes having a great idea is the easy part getting people to hear about your idea. Not always so simple. But now there's wicks at wicks dot com. You can start and publish your website for free wicks as artifice design intelligence. Creates a stunning website for you in just a few minutes. 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