When I moved to the Midwest several years ago, I had to quickly get used to using miles instead of kilometers and understand that there are many miles to be found in this vast land.
Despite the fact that I traveled by train almost every day when I lived in Europe, I made very little use of the large number of scenic railways found throughout the Old Continent. A few weeks ago I shared with you the great railroads that the USA has to offer. Now it’s Europe’s turn to impress […]
Believe it or not, I did not own a car until I moved to the USA. It’s really not that shocking when you consider that I had access to buses, trams and a train station fifteen minutes from my apartment. The lack of having a vehicle did not hinder how I got around, but it […]
Something that is all too common to me now never occurred to me while I was living in Europe: the doggy bag. The cultural phenomenon of taking food home is nearly absent from European restaurants, even though it has its origins in ancient Rome (the napkins that the Romans used for personal hygiene also turned […]
Even though we share the same language, many differences can be found in the way the British and Americans communicate. The English I was taught in school, was the British variety*, so when I moved to the USA, there were some interesting observations:
The way we eat around the world sets us apart more than you would think. I am not simply referring to the different foods we consume, but to the dining experience itself. Restaurants seem to be the culmination of cultural differences. Think about your most recent dining experience. Do you remember what you ate and […]