One thing I'm loving about being abroad is being able to try new things. I like to see how things differ from the U.S. Many things here seems to be fresher and healthier. Another thing I've noticed while over here is that people seem to dress up a lot more typically. It's also interesting to see how much American culture has influenced other countries. Nearly everyone I have met speaks English, many restaurants and hotels have English names, almost everything has an English translation and I hear American music playing everywhere. I think this aspect strikes me simply because you just do not see that as much in the United States. We don't play much international music and you are expected to know English in the U.S.; most of us are not bilingual.
So far I'm really enjoying this trip and love learning about other cultures. It's hard to believe that we only have a little over a week left in Europe and I'm excited for the rest of the trip.