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Monday, April 04, 2005

Best things about Europe vs. Best things about US

Best Things about Europe (from my whirlwind 2 week stay):
  • Small cars -- I love Smarts!! Very few SUVs and other atrocious vehicles (only 2 hummers)
  • Cheese.
  • Gorgeous buildings, amazing use of space, no ugly sprawl
  • biking and walking everywhere is not just something students and poor people do. They *gasp* seem to like it!
  • When you're driving on a two way road in the middle of Poland, the car in front of you who is going slow will drive half in the shoulder and half in the road so you can pass. nice. The car on the other side of the road coming at you will do the same thing. awesome.
  • Trains that run on time! You can have 7 minutes between trains and make 4 connections and not miss a beat. Think for one moment about having a connecting train or ANYTHING planned after an Amtrak trip...
  • KINDER EGGS!!!! (and Kinder hippos!!!)
  • no bush and instead of just my friends and people i hang out with saying it, most people are confused as hell about why he's still president.
  • lecher!! (tasty/nummy in dutch--what a cute word)
  • Lack of advertising on absolutely EVERYTHING. Granted it's there, but not as obscenely as in the US
  • Furry little ponies and cute farm animals all over the countryside!

Good things about the US:
  • Water is a given when you go to a restaurant, not something that, when you order, they look at you confused thinking, but you already have coffee, what is your problem?
  • You don't feel like a total tool most of the time because you don't speak Polish or Czech
  • You don't have to avoid most other people from the US for fear they will find out you speak English and seek understanding by hollering in an airport to you as well as their friends saying: "Well that place over there is really great, they actually take American money. But they give you euros for change--suck!" (mind you this was in Amsterdam which is in the Netherlands where the fact that they do take American money is rather nice considering it's a different country)
  • You can get a salad...that is actually a salad...and is healthy!
  • low-fat and fat-free foods. yes, i'm lame, but damn. at a huge coffee shop, why is it impossible to get a skim latte over there?
  • fewer goofy tights...and not as many women wearing shoes that steal the style of high top wrestling shoes

Anything else?

2 Comments:

Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Post a picture or two, emaaaalllleeeeee!!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 12:59:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger eM said...

I tried to today but Dyl couldn't find the CD so i couldn't bring it with me. i need to resize the pix so i can upload them. I'll do it soon, k? I promise....

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 2:45:00 PM PDT

 

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