„time is now“ – I’ve been here for 9 months now. I start planning my travel month and got my dates for the flight back to Germany. Nothing very exciting happened in the last month. It was a quiet month but also nice and restful. My highlight was our nice trip to Washington D.C. We spent the Memorial Weekend in D.C. We walked around the City, saw all the touristic places and had a lot of good food. In the evening we cooked all together, played games and drunk a lot of wine. I love weekends like these!!
I realIy enjoy my last weeks here in the US. I saw a lot of things in these 9 months which are really american to me. In this Blogpost I’ll give you 9 facts about America.
Ice Cubes – Americans love ice cubes. In winter, in the morning, on cold days , whenever – they love ice cubes ! If you’re going to a restaurant you’ll get tons of ice cubes in you drink.
Refill – From ice cubes to refill. I really appreciate the refill system in the US. You pay for 1 drink and if you finish your drink you’ll get a new one for free. It’s actually like an „all you can drink“! I also like the fact that everyone in a restaurant gets water for free.
Plastic Bags – What would an american household do without plastic bags? It’s actually not possible. They put everything in plastic bags! And they have plastic bags in different sizes in their kitchen. I don’t like the idea of using that much plastic. But anyways I use them to! I probably americanized in that fact.
Starbucks – Americans love Starbucks! And I do to! Did you know that there are more than 26,000 Starbucks stores worldwide ? Almost 14,000 of them are in the United States. The prices are the same like in Germany. It’s actually super expensive but everyone is going to Starbucks.
Sport – I would say the people on the coasts like east coast and west coast are more athletic than the people in the middle states. People are really into sports. Most of the families in the United States prefer one sport. In my opinion American Football , Ice Hockey, Baseball and Basketball are most popular in the US.
Air Condition – I love the summer because of the nice weather but I hate air condition. Well, sometimes it’s great to have it but in America the air conditions are a way too cold. If you’re going into a restaurant in summer make sure you have an extra jacket with you.
Dogs – If you love dogs like I do, you should definitely go to the US. Most of the families have one or two dogs. Fun fact: San Francisco has roughly the same number of dogs as children. LET’S GO TO SAN FRANCISCO!!
Germany – Some people asked me since I’ve been here where are you from? What’s your home country ? Mostly I got these answers: Really? Germany ? wow, I have family in Germany, I’m half german, my grandparents were german immigrants. I have a german last name
Holidays – Holidays are really important for Americans. They take it really serious ! Seriously it’s crazy sometimes. You can buy so much stuff in the stores like food, toys, clothes.. like everything in the holiday theme.
See you soon, xo Nele