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Kitzmann in Erlangen
Posted by Mark Andersen on 2019-02-07 07:13:05
See I think part of the problem with Europeans perception of the US is that most Europeans when they visit tend to visit the strangest most touristy places.  Las Vegas, Orlando, New York City, Los Angeles, etc. 

I think you'd find that if you spent some time in New England for example that the atmosphere, attitudes, etc. are a little closer to what your used to in Europe.  I often feel more at home in the places I visit in Europe than I do in other parts of the US.  Yes Orlando is much different than Europe and also much different than other places in the US such as New England. 

I wish that when Europeans visited the US they would go to other less crazy places (and IMO much nicer places) such as New England, Pacific Northwest, rocky mountain region (i.e. Colorado for example).  Instead they go to Orlando, LV, NYC, and so on and take that image home with them as the image of what America is like.  It's part of it to be sure but there is so much more.  It's a huge country folks.  the distance from Boston to Dallas, TX is as far as London is to Moscow.  

In a nutshell.  No I don't feel the same way when I visit Europe as you did when you visited Orlando.  But I suppose someone that lived in Orlando would.

That being said there are definitely many things that I really admire and wish we could emulate about European society and lifestyle.  There's a reason I visit so often.  But the differences are less drastic living here in New England.
           Kitzmann in Erlangen by Mark Andersen on  2019-02-07 07:24:24
             Kitzmann in Erlangen by Barry Taylor on  2019-02-07 08:02:40
               Dudley! by Nick B. (formerly in Erlangen) on  2019-02-08 12:36:42
           Americans & Europeans by Nick B. (formerly in Erlangen) on  2019-02-08 12:44:35
                 Dudley! by Barry Taylor on  2019-02-09 03:05:48
             Americans & Europeans by Barry Taylor on  2019-02-09 03:07:49
                   Dudley! by Jason  on  2019-02-09 03:22:28
                 Dudley! by Mark Andersen on  2019-02-09 03:44:18
                     Dudley! by Barry Taylor on  2019-02-10 02:24:24
               Americans & Europeans by Nick B. (formerly in Erlangen) on  2019-02-11 12:24:48
                 Americans & Europeans by Barm on  2019-02-12 07:38:12
                   Americans & Europeans by AndyH on  2019-02-13 03:14:32
                 Americans & Europeans by AndyH on  2019-02-13 07:02:37
                   Americans & Europeans by Barm on  2019-02-14 04:12:12
                     Americans & Europeans by AndyH on  2019-02-14 04:52:54
                       Dudley! by Nick B. (formerly in Erlangen) on  2019-03-01 01:16:07