Restaurant Food Weight - All over Europe in every restaurant any food item has a portion weight listed. So even if you don’t know what 500 G of french fries looks like, you quickly get a sense of what you’ll need for a full stomach. It helps with confusion so even if you don’t know what you’re ordering you’ll know how much you’ll need for a meal and it cuts down on bullshit portions at tourist trap eating establishments. Brilliant.
Airport Taxi Booth - The taxi scam out of a foreign airport is one of the first hassles you’ll deal with and sucks some joy out of the first impression of anywhere you go. At Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand they have it figured out. You walk to the booth and tell the person there where you want to go, you pay a standard fee based on distance and they print off a ticket with the destination in Thai. You show it to a cab driver and they take you there, only then do you give them the ticket, they bring it back and get paid. It’s perfect, the local economy is helped out, there are no communication barrier issues, you know you’re not getting screwed, and you know you’ll be dropped off exactly where you’re supposed to go.
What have you seen you wish would be adopted everywhere?