15 Things in Europe

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  1. FriendofSpurgeon

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    After traveling in Europe during the summer, I have (re)discovered the following 15 things:

    1. Most people are friendly and helpful.

    2. Most people speak more than one language.

    3. Public transport is easy, efficient and inexpensive to use. And the honor system is used rather than turnstiles.

    4. You really can feel safe at night in large cities.

    5. Manners and common courtesies actually exist.

    6. People still ride bicycles -- and cities encourage their use by providing bike lanes.

    7. Energy conservation is the norm.

    8. Public parks and green spaces are important to people.

    9. Traveling by trains is the way to go. So much more civilized than air travel.

    10. Most people are ... well, just people.

    11. Ice is a wonderful commodity.

    12. The makers of Right Guard have a huge untapped market.

    13. Business casual is not the norm.

    14. You can eat and drink a lot if you are walking 4-5 miles a day.

    15. Bavarian beer is the best.
     
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  2. kyredneck

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    Never been there but I've a Romanian SIL and two daughters who have traveled abroad and I get the same sense of things you're presenting from them.

    But, I still love my country. :)
     
  3. shodan

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    My wife is Romanian. Got to start looking for tickets for the annual winter trip to there.

    One who speaks three languages is called trilingual.
    ...two languages, bilingual.
    One language...an American (sad to say, like me).

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    #3 shodan, Dec 4, 2016 at 3:18 AM
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    Incidentally, the photo is from crossing the tip of Greenland. (You may have thought it had melted from all the CAGW propaganda.)
     
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