So in absence of anything truly funny or witty, please enjoy some lessons learned from some of my past travels.
- Airports have turned into malls.
- Duke rowdies and New York Yankee nuts seem like churchgoers compared to soccer fans.
- The lower the latitude, the crazier the driving.
- Large drip coffee? Free refill? Still a foreign concept.
- Open doors are often widest from the people with the least.
- ATMs are the world's currency. And the US dollar will often suffice. I've paid for gas in the Czech Republic, tolls in Italy and t-shirts in Poland with American greenbacks. Next time I'm in North Dakota I'll try to give Russian rubles to a gas station attendant.
- I thought my to-visit list would shrink once I'd visited other countries. Only to find it's grown exponentially.