Travel Fun and The Duomo. Florence, Italy
Besides the obvious of being located on another continent and conversing in a different languages, the cultural and daily aspects of life also contrast. In Italy, and all of Europe, walking is as normal as breathing. In Rockford, Illinois, sidewalks are basically non-existent, and it's typical to ask the hotel driver to take the other stews and I across the intersection to Starbucks. Walking through the canals of Venice somewhat lost
That brings me to another point. As Starbucks is creating the "Trenta," a coffee cup that holds 31 ounces of liquid, while Europeans are quite content where the size of a cappuccino in there world is about 5 fluid ounces. And, if you order that standard cafe to go, it will arrive in something similar to a dixie cup. I usually do not drink coffee in the states because I don't care for the caffeine crash and the coffee chemicals generally give me a tummy ache. I experienced nothing of the sort in Italy, and cappuccinos were more than once on the trip a highlight of my day. After returning from Italy, I've unsuccessfully tried to re-inact this morning experience. Coffee just doesn't come in any less than 12 ounces and the flavor is horrid.