I remember visiting Italy and being in my usual, American hurry-rush-rush to get to our dinner reservation. We got to the restaurant and the staff took a few minutes to decompress us. A couple or glasses of champagne sitting on the shore of Lago Magiore with chill you right out. God I miss that place.
now a small list of things i figure out too much later :
-turn on red : i was honked by people dozen of times because i stop at traffic light , after many miles and traffic light i realize it's ok to turn right even wuth red
This isn't universal, some lights will say no turn on red. They aren't too common though and usually only placed at intersections that have a lot of accidents due to not being able to see the other traffic well.
-cellphones while driving are ok ! if you do it in italy and whole europe you will get arrested !
No. That's still illegal here too.
-lane switching and overtaking on right lane : same as cellphones
Also illegal but people do it all over the place.
-driving in New Orleans with Washington license plate on your car it's a terrible idea
Even worse if you drive anywhere other than New Jersey with a New Jersey plate lol (New Jersey is called the armpit of America)
-Alabama and Tennessee people are super nice
Some. But that's true everywhere.
-Italian's super mega ultra giant sized drink are known as " small " in USA
First time I went to Europe as a musician I was amazed that your "small" drinks are actually small and 8oz. It makes sense though, the hell are we drinking 40oz of GD soda for?
-tap water taste terrible
Also depends on where you're at, Flint Michigan? DON'T DRINK THE WATER!!! Philadelphia- has good tap water.
-the concept of salad it's totally different
I don't know what this means
-the existence of the concept of " topping "
Not sure about this one either
-people use and are proud of their local accent ( took me a wile to understand " y'all " )
Wooder, Hoagie, Yous, etc etc. (born and raised in Philadelphia)
-no manual gearbox !
mostly no, not on new cars though. I still drive manual cars though.
many more to come! i need to remember
1958 Allstate PX150E swap, being built as we speak.
2005 Yamaha Vino Classic: 70cc Polini Sport 10mm Kit, Polini Speed Exhaust, Stock Carb and Air box, Polini 3G 105mm Clutch, Air speed front pulley and Hi-Speed Variator.
1984 Yamaha CV80: Stock. For now. Also not yet running.