What I love

We have been in Europe for weeks now. I’ve got a small list going on things I love about being in Europe and things I love about my home country, the U.S.A. ย As my list was coming together for Europe I realized that most of the items were food related . . . so I tried to trim that down a lot . . . but the food is really really good.

Please feel free to add to my list any favorites you have from wherever you are from!

 

What I love in Europe

 

The BREAD!

Mayonnaise in a tube! It sounds weird but it is actually genius

Bakeries

Public transportation

Kinder eggs

Their attitude towards kids. Generally speaking of course I feel like Europeans are a lot more interactive with kids than Americans are. When I walk into a restaurant I don’t get a look that says, “Great” with an eye roll from the hostess and the other guests. When we sit down everyone is all smiles when I look around.

The Art History

Split comforters! No more hogging the blankets

 

What I miss from America

 

Seedless grapes

Garbage disposals

Dryers

Someone that bags your groceries for you

Super stores – So I can buy groceries and baby formula in the same store

Public restrooms everywhere I go that I can use free of charge!

 

8 Comments
  • Sandie Tillotson
    Posted at 19:59h, 26 August Reply

    I enjoyed reading your observations M’Kenzie! I would add that there are a lot of child activities in restaurants – public places – hotels – etc . Seems like here was a playground near by when you needed one – especially when we waited for hours for lunch to be delivered one day … !

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 06:06h, 27 August Reply

      That is a great point! They do make an effort to have entertainment for the kids everywhere I go

  • Laurie Szentirmai
    Posted at 00:07h, 27 August Reply

    Yes when in Italy I kind of missed superstores as well. Did not love the bread there but the gellato OMG I would go back just for a scoop of that if I could.

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 06:05h, 27 August Reply

      Now you’re speaking my language!

  • HeyitsPetra
    Posted at 15:27h, 27 August Reply

    There are definitely seedless grapes and superstores plus in European Superstores you can buy vine at the same time ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸปYou are right with dryers they are handy but there is nothing better then fresh smelling clothes hanging outside but timewise life is better with dryer๐Ÿ˜‰
    You can get your older kids to pack your groceries ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 17:45h, 27 August Reply

      OK good to know about the grapes! I am on the hunt! Great point on making the kids bag the groceries too! Maybe that will be in our next video ๐Ÿ˜‚ it could be a disaster at such a young age

  • Francesca Manica
    Posted at 19:47h, 29 August Reply

    Super stores in europe are in the outskirts. Would be difficult to find one near the Coliseum for example! In Italy public transportation is awful while you will find seedless grape. Do not miss Matera!

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 18:46h, 30 August Reply

      It makes sense that they would be on the outskirts -more space. Matera is a stunning city! However, I’ve never lived there ๐Ÿ˜‰

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