Europe IS different

Growing up, all of us has heard about American exceptionalism. Even in Europe, we saw signs daily of American culture. But there were striking differences in many things. Without getting into a political discussion of such things as universal health care, gun crime, there were many other striking differences, many preferable to us. On the … Continue reading Europe IS different

Safety and Security

No matter where we were in Europe, we never gave safety and security a second thought. Not late at night; not in unfamiliar neighborhoods. For the most part, we were in highly populated areas. Yet, Europe has a different vibe than US cities. In general, this is a bit surprising, since we saw few police … Continue reading Safety and Security