These are just some simply observations I took from our trip. Just thoughts. Do with them what you will.
- I don’t know how little cafe’s do enough business to stay open and pay the bills. Seriously, some of them seem to always be empty!
- Seeing “Ausfahrt” on freeway signs is always good for a giggle. Always.
- The Americans (a.k.a. our group) were almost always the loudest crowd anywhere we went, be it the cafeteria or the trails in the mountains.
- Speaking of the mountains, there are few things on God’s earth more beautiful than mountains. I could have spent days upon days just admiring the majestic Alps.
- Everyone else in the world speaks multiple languages. Mostly their own, and English. While that makes traveling easier (everyone can understand me!), it might be time for Americans to step up language studies.
- For the most part, German food in Germany is pretty equitable to German food in America. There were some exceptions, but the real moral of the story is that German food is AWESOME.
- Contrary to what I had heard from many people, every beer I saw or drank was cold, and not a single one was flat. It also was pretty much like beer here in the states.
- The Labor Camp at Dachau is a chilling memorial. Evil exists, people.
- Worshiping in “House Shoes” needs to take hold. Every morning and evening we worshiped in slippers and it was pretty cool. Comfortable and like family. Isn’t that how worship should feel with your brothers and sisters?
- It’s pretty lame that you don’t get passport stamps when you travel between countries in the EU. Then again, it’s nice to not go through customs at every border.
- Meat. Potatoes. Repeat.
- “Parking lot” is a relative term. Any plot of land more than about 5×5 will have about 7 cars parked in it, unless marked otherwise.
- Did I mention I love the mountains?
Any other observations from your own travels in different cultures? Leave them in the comments below!