– It is cold. I don’t know how I did it, but I got myself to wake up early and go for a run. It was short and definitely freezing. Lol. Having been raised in California, I shamelessly admit I can barely handle this weather, which ranges from the high 40’s to 60’s F. I just can’t. But I am. I wake up every day curled in a ball. And I’ve started wearing a scarf to bed. Hahaha.
– There are no toilet seat covers. None. Also, no paper towels. Just air dryers, or whatever they’re called. And no public restrooms.
– Today, I had a beer for 1 euro. 1 euro. Yes. 1 euro. That’s $1.25. Yes. $1.25.
– Time is told in 24 hour format. Which means 2:00pm = 14:00. This is actually pretty efficient. I like it.
– I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but all prices already include tax. Which means the price you see is the price you pay. I like that.
– The exchange rate is improving for foreigners! It went from $1.30 to $1.25 over a span of two weeks. I like this.
– The smallest bill is 5 euros. Anything below that is in coins. Took some getting used to, but I pay for some things in change only. Interesting.
– Customer service is not so great. I don’t really mind, but I can’t help but feel people don’t like Americans or foreigners in general here. Everything, from their gestures to facial expressions, exudes disdain… I could be making this up lol but I could also not be.
– This Thursday, I go to Istanbul!!! Hollaa!!! I’m quite excited. Expect an entry on that. Next weekend is London!
– It’s crazy how you can talk and talk and talk and talk with someone and still want to talk more. The human condition is pretty amazing.
“To the end of the world and back, it’s going to be fantastic!”