A few months ago, we did a piece on a viral thread that had Europeans revealing their biggest WTF moments while traveling in the US. But since planes fly both ways across the Atlantic, let's turn the tables, shall we?

Turns out, Reddit user Cyber-Gon submitted a question to r/AskReddit, asking: "Americans who visited Europe, what was your biggest WTF moment?" and their answers are just as entertaining as the Europeans'.

From divine German tap water to the number of bicycles in the Netherlands, here are some of the most-upvoted replies!

#1

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Y'all get how many days of paid vacation?! And sick leave? And public healthcare?! And you don't live in a socialist hellhole like I've been told? America, you lied to me!

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Noez 🇸🇪
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5 months ago

Lol 😂

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#2

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Tripped on an escalator in England. Got stitches. Was laughed at when I offered to pay the bill. "What bill? This is the civilized world."

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Rick
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5 months ago

The person shouldn’t have laughed at you and instead gave you the appropriate form to complete in order to pay for the service you received from the NHS as a non-British citizen.

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#3

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In Toulouse, France, I went to a nice restaurant and ordered dinner. When it arrived, I was like, 'Where's the rest of it?' The waitress laughed, as she grew up there and in Canada. (I'm from Brooklyn, New York, where portions are huge.) She calmly told me to eat it and if I was still hungry to order another one. By the last bite, I was stuffed. That was my WTF moment: when I realized how rich and high quality the food was over there.

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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5 months ago

I am always overwelled by American portions, and I was born and raised here. American portions are ridiculous. Where else in the whole world would you have contests to see who can eat a 2kg (72oz) stake the fastest?

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#4

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread It boggled my mind how old everything was and how it was still integrated into everyday life. Like in the UK, drinking in a pub that had been in the same spot since the 11th century or eating dinner at restaurant in an 18th-century cathedral. Or in Prague, staying in a hotel that had been operating since the 15th century

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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5 months ago

Yeah, history was a thing that happened.

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#5

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread My biggest WTF was coming back to the States. Seemed like such a downgrade.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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5 months ago

lol it kind of is... Ive always dreamed of going to Germany, but the cost of living there is a ton.

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#6

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Not American, but Canadian.

First time I went to Ireland, I go through customs and the agent says to me...

"business or personal"

"personal"

"oh yeah, what's up?"

"Visiting the Inlaws."

"first time in Ireland?"

"Yes sir"

"feck*ng eh... Well, why ya standin around. go get pissed.

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Noez 🇸🇪
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5 months ago

Sounds very Irish 😂😂😂😂

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#7

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread We were driving through Spain, and to the side of one of the roads, we noticed these MASSIVE bird nests in the high power electrical towers. They were at least twice the size of eagles nests that I had seen. And there were so many of them!

Then we saw these giant birds in them! We stopped by the side of the road and tried to take some pictures (didn’t have a great zoom lens, sadly). But no one else was stopping. It was so odd. We are accustomed to at least a few people stopping to watch the osprey, eagles, or other birds where I’m from.

So a few days later, we are chatting with a German tourist, and we bring up the birds...

I think she thought we were joking until we pulled out the pictures. Then she started laughing.

Storks. Those are storks. Of course, don’t you know that? They are everywhere and such a nuisance. Don’t you have storks in America?

Well...no?

Then she looked confused. Well, if you don’t have storks, who brings the babies in kids stories?

Storks.

Um...how does that work?

And that was when we realized that the story of the storks makes a whole lot more sense when storks are nesting on every chimney, tree, or tall place...

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Premislaus de Colo
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5 months ago

In Poland the storks are believed to be noble birds and are extremely regarded and respected. Some people would purposedly build starting of the nests for them just to have them in the neighbourhood.

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#8

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread French butter made me stop and reflect on the beauty of being alive. I didn't think butter could be improved upon, but holy sh*t. So creamy."

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Jos Poisquet
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5 months ago

We only eat the real stuff

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#9

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread If something costs five euros, it's exactly that. Tax is included.

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Noez 🇸🇪
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5 months ago

Of course.

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#10

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In Europe, wait staff are paid a living wage so they do not need tips. The eating experience is much more laid-back and slower in Europe, relative to America. It also seems like [European] wait staff is never trying to force you out of the restaurant once you are done eating.

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Jos Poisquet
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5 months ago

Indeed, we are very polite in Europe

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#11

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Went to Dover England and saw a mother f*cking castle. The newest section was built like 300-400 years before my country was founded. Turned a corner and the next part was 200 years older than that. Ten minutes later walk up to a Roman light house built 2000 years ago. Daaaammmnnn

Edit: The best part was we arrived the night before we went to the castle. I didnt see it on the ride to the hotel. (We get inside and our room is the largest room we had seen at any of our hotels apparently the hotel was built by an American company so the rooms were built like they would be In the US.) I open the curtains to see what is out my window, usually a parking lot, another random building or something boring. Not today Yank, not today. CASTLE.

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Sue Simmons
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5 months ago

Love this. Lived in USA 21 years and laughed at how old Americans think is old.

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#12

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread I lived in Spain for 9 months at one point and was trying to get to the supermarket in the middle of a weekday and the entire city center was blocked off. I had to park and walk a ways and discovered that they were having a giant block party. Kegs and all. Around noon. Celebrating the towns new garbage trucks.

I love Spain.

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Katie
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5 months ago

Totally awesome !!

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#13

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Funny enough, my biggest WTF moment came from an American. We were at a restaurant in Cinque Terre, Italy called Trattoria Dal Billy. About halfway through our meal, I overheard a guy with a Tennessee/Arkansas accent say, verbatim, in a frustrated tone "you need to speak more American!" to his waiter. This isn't Rome. This isn't Venice. It's a small town called Manarola. The odds of finding someone fluent in your language are drastically lowered; however, this guy was pompous enough to not only continue to berate his waiter, but then tell the manager who came around that he needs to hire someone who can speak American...in a foreign country...of which he obviously speaks ZERO of their language. Seriously, WTF!

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JennyLaRue
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5 months ago

They fact they think "American" is a language explains it all really

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#14

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread I was doing a study abroad program in the UK but also had to take monthly blood tests for a medication I had been put on before I flew over. I was fully prepared for a laundry list of paperwork and fees to deal with the tests as well as getting these results to my doctor back in the states.

After the first blood test I went up to the receptionist and asked what I owed. She looked at me with a bit of confusion and said, "Oh, no, you're fine you can just go." My doctor doctor also got my blood results in less time than they did when I got them in the states. Screw our broken healthcare system.

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I I
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5 months ago

socialist medicine at its best

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#15

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Went to Denmark on a whim with some friends. The biggest surprise was when I realized that I had met a ton of strangers over the course of a week and I had no idea what they did for a living. Never once did we talk about work or school.

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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5 months ago

Amazing insight I'm going to screen cap this and repost to instagram. Americans are so brainwashed they don't know how hard they're being screwed.

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#16

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Every night in Spain, around 3 a.m. this MASSIVE fleet of street scrubbers, vacuum-mobiles, and water hoses appeared and cleaned the entire city for about an hour. It was like ~100 people every night just cleaning the city. The following morning, all of Salamanca was spotless. That sh*t was magical.

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respulero
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5 months ago

Better they do it. Salamanca is full of students partying all nites

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#17

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread My biggest WTF moment was when I visited England and people respected me a lot more when I told them I was canadian and not american (I'm actually canadian)

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Serial pacifist
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5 months ago

Now that America is untrumped you might get some of that luv for being American too

Iggy
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5 months ago

I'm afraid American tourists were disliked long before Trump.

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Canadian in Cornwall
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5 months ago

My mum and dad, Canadians, were in France and caught an American couple wearing Canadian flag pin badges, pretending to be Canadian as they said they'd get better service !!!

Aurelia!
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5 months ago

yea I'm American, but when I went to the UK people though I was Canadian because I wasn't 'as loud as those American tourists' and I let them keep thinking it lol

Lunar Bicycle
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5 months ago

If I get to travel internationally, I’ll probably say, “I’m American, but it’s not my fault.”

Esca Sav
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5 months ago

I have to use my Polish passport because sometimes if someone sees my American one, I'm disrespected without even saying anything... Rare, but it happens. We're not all bad!

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ChickyChicky
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5 months ago

I remember in the 90s some Americans would wear Canadian flags so they would be treated better. It wasn't that they were being jerks, either, it was just well-known that Canadians were treated better.

Leo Domitrix
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5 months ago

1980s also.

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Kelley Clough Mountain
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5 months ago

When I went to Ireland I thought about claiming I was Canadian but my Boston accent was a dead giveaway.

Id row
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5 months ago

Canadians like the fact that they're like our more successful and smarter sibling and we're the family screw up who can't get their act together.

Cain Hargreaves
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5 months ago

Truly. I was in the UK back during W. Bush's administration and I lied about being Canadian a *lot*

Cuervo
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5 months ago

Canadians are part of the commonwealth Americans are not.

Lily Mae Kitty
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5 months ago

hopefully the hate from the last 4 years will get a bit better now that we have a human in the WH again.

May
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5 months ago

It's going to take a minute.. Biden is fine - he's nice and quiet, we appreciate that, after having been bombarded with Trumps complete idiocy for all those years. But Trump was just a symptom and he exposed how f****d up the US is these days - millions voted for him - even the second time! That's just insane. Trump might be gone, but all those millions of supporters are still how we see Americans now.

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Damo Lee Park
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5 months ago

yeah, it's the Commonwealth link matey

Xylle Flora
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5 months ago

Kind of makes me wish my parents had moved to Canada instead of America

A
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5 months ago

I'm Canadian and lived in the UK for 12 years. When people heard me speak, they would ask what part of America I was from. When I told them 'the Canadian part', they'd be falling all over themselves apologizing for assuming I was American. I worked in customer service and this happened a lot!

respulero
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5 months ago

well, you are american

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Petra Schaap
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5 months ago

Also once in Paris i was waiting outside a shop for my BF and heard an American guy tell to his wife "I am going to ask that lady" (me) So he came over to me and in the most horrible American accent he asked "Excoosay mo, oo es le boulevard saint Germain see foo play?" (he wanted to know how to get to blvd St Germain) I did understand him. He was so proud. I was so proud that I look like I know the way in Paris (I actually do lol) and answered very slowly in French. He understood, ran back to his wife and was so superproud about the whole conversation! It was supercute :-D

Petra Schaap
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5 months ago

when I lived in Amsterdam i worked with tourists and met a lot of American tourists daily. I had no problem with them at all. Maybe one annoying every now and then. They were by far NOT my most annoying group of tourists! bit of a silly stereotype. And by far most were so impressed and grateful that everyone speaks English in Amsterdam and a lot wanted to learn some basic phrases like thank you and good morning.

Linda HS
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5 months ago

America is the laughing stock of the world now! We need time to come back to-what we were BT!(before tRump)

John C
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5 months ago

True story: I quite purposefully carried a bag that proudly displayed the Canadian flag on it when we went to Paris (I'm an american).

Jazzy Mc. Jaz
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5 months ago

makes since

MarcAngelina Alcober
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5 months ago

I DID THE EXACT SAME!!!! lol... England/Netherlands/Italy... i learned my lesson the first day when i told them I was from Jersey... never again.

Chancey
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5 months ago

We never admit we are from Jersey!!!

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Asy EnderDragon
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5 months ago

ohh god...are they gonna hate me if I go to England?? because i really want to go to england

Donkey boi
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5 months ago

Nah, you'll be fine, come on over! Bring a raincoat though! And warm jumper! Oh and save up a bit, it's not too cheap once you've converted you dollar.

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Ladislav Pollo
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3 months ago

Its not secret that majority of world dont like USA, but its wrong to hate american people just for their goverment, global politic actions, etc.

Lexie
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4 months ago

When I’ve traveled, as an American, I have simply said that I’m North American and they assume I’m Canadian. I let them think it!

Dariusz Wiśniewski
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5 months ago

that's cause everyone loves canadians

???
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5 months ago

Oddly Floyd Co Georgia residents and Cherokee Co Alabama residents got different receptions in our UK facility when went for training. They could tell the difference between the two groups. They are adjoining counties and we can tell no difference in accents but they could.

Stormi Silengo
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5 months ago

How would you know if you got more respect? Did you parade around and tell people you’re American first and compare?

Yomaira Wilson
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5 months ago

Meanwhile; thousands are crossing illegally to live in America; maybe those that are embarrassed of being American should leave and and give room to those who want to be Americans.

Jessica Otto
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5 months ago

Are you going to pay the moving expenses?

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M. Brown
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5 months ago

I've travelled in over forty countries, spent about twelve years overseas and have lived in Britain and Argentina. I lived near the US/Canadian border and had a slight Canadian accent. More times than not, people would guess I was from Canada. On occasion, I'd not correct them, and I found there was essentially, ZERO difference in how I was treated. Yes, the occasional buttwipe who disliked people from the U.S. but I'm perfectly fine if such wankers leave me alone. I'd hear, "Oh, it must be hard to travel as an American." No, it's not. It's just such an old stereotype. Treat people well and most of the time, it will be reciprocated. If you want to update your travel stereotypes as to who is the most disliked now, look to Chinese, Russian, and Israelis. It was *extremely* rare that a local person treated me poorly because of my nationality but if I was, it was from traveler from Canada, Britain, and Germany (in that order)

Kendra Miller
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5 months ago

I'm Canadian and have never had the opportunity to travel. What does our accent sound like?

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Ross Keim
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5 months ago

I visited Denmark and Sweden when I was 16, so like 2004, with my girlfriend to visit her family, and at that time they still loved Americans especially in Denmark for all the help we provided in and after WW2, I guess most of that generation and their lessons are gone now

Johanne Larochelle
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5 months ago

America, you have to up your game and your manners. Everywhere I travel (quite a bit really) If you approach people and smile, be polite and speak English they automatically look at you and go "you Canadian eh!" Sorry but unfortunately American sometimes believe they are IT... Sorry you are not.

Kyle
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5 months ago

Saying you’re Canadian instead of American has been a good policy for traveling for me since 1984. I like to blend in quietly and respectfully to have the most authentic experience and many don’t think Americans can do that, so saying you’re from another country can help avoid Murican backlash.

Julie Harden
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5 months ago

I started telling people I was Canadian during the Bush years. I'm American

Corey Brown
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5 months ago

When traveling, i never admit to being American

Mike Kiefer
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5 months ago

I'm Germany, married to a Canadian. The old school Canadians are seen as nice - and it one was like that. Be polite, apologize, etc. The newer generations seem to lose this now, tho.

Kristin Ingersoll
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5 months ago

Yes, yes. We know. Americans suck. Thanks again.

Rosanna Jackson
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5 months ago

We didn't make you suck, it was a choice.

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Vicky Zar
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5 months ago

Hahahaha I can see that happening

Owen Salmon2028
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5 months ago

you know canda is a good idea to move to since i pay hundreds for simple adhd meds

Suzanne Haigh
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5 months ago

How would you know the difference unless you had someone exactly like you who was not respected?

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#18

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread When I️ visited the hospital and had X-rays done, spoke with two doctors, and was triaged by a nurse, all with no health insurance, and my total bill was 24 euros. Then I️ had to pay 10 additional euros for some painkillers, again with no insurance or anything.

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Serial pacifist
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5 months ago

I believe it is called basic human rights. Something about the right to live and have health taken care of.

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#19

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In my early twenties, on my first trip to Europe, I took an Italian ocean liner, New York to Genoa. My WTF moment was going out on the deck on morning six for the foggy passage through the Straits of Gibraltar. Europe emerging through the mist on my left and North Africa on my right, coupled with the awareness of how many voyagers throughout history had sailed through that passage (including my Italian grandparents traveling in the other direction), gave me chills.

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Roxy Eastland
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5 months ago

Ooooh, that sounds wonderful.

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#20

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Not paying for a gynecological exam. I developed an ovarian cyst while in England that was causing some pain. I made an appointment at a health clinic and was examined. Afterwards, I expected to pay because A) that's always the first thing that happens in US healthcare and B) I was a foreigner who had never paid into the UK National Health Service. They just laughed and said, "We don't take money for services and we'd have no idea what to charge you".

Mind blown. God save the NHS.

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Nat Hedley
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5 months ago (edited)

You're our guest. We don't bankrupt you just because you got ill while you visited.

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#21

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In Amsterdam, the number of bicycles outside the central station. How the F do people find their bikes once they park them?! Also, the Dutch are easily the most graceful cyclists. The way you guys can weave through dumb folks standing in the bike paths is outstanding.

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Laura Mende (Human)
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5 months ago

You know your bike (type, colour, etc) and then you recognise it. So simple... 😂

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#22

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In Spain, the siesta is real. I just thought that it was an archaic thing that some people did. Nope. Everything shuts down for an hour or two. Even in super-touristy places, 99% of shops and businesses shut down.

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Pittsburgh rare
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5 months ago

This has to do more with extended working hours rather than actual siesta. Shops are open from 9-10 am to 8-9pm, so in order to not make more than 8 hours a day they have an unnecessarily long lunch break, but workers in big cities rarely get to have lunch at home, let alone take a nap.

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#23

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Blatant nudity everywhere. Porn mags just sitting at the front of newsstands in the middle of the city. A giant graffiti penis and nobody cared. Made me realize how prudish we are in the US

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Oerff On Tour
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5 months ago

Americans have the right to bare arms. Europeans have the right to bare their entire body

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#24

This was a few years ago before "chip" credit/bank cards were like "a thing" in the States. But when I stopped in Amsterdam, and hoped over to Latvia, I discovered that in both countries, my DEBIT card that needed to be swiped to buy anything, was like a weird old relic. Every cashier everywhere gave me a confused look when I handed them my card and they saw it didn't have a chip. They would, after I politely mentioned it had to be swiped, question whether or not that was even possible with their register. They always looked shocked to discover that the little slat along the side of their credit card thing was to be used to slide a card through. And when it actually worked, they always looked even MORE shocked. That's the first time I learned "Oh damn. Maybe America is behind in a lot of ways." Because everyone looked at my card as if it were carved out of stone and would pay them in some Flinstones-style currency that they were convinced they couldn't actually accept. By Day 2 of the trip, even I was like... "You f*cking American assh*le with your ancient technology."

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Rick
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5 months ago

A guy from an American company shouted at me a few years ago when he wanted to fax something over to our office and I told him we didn’t have one. He angrily asked why we didn’t have a fax machine. I replied “because we’ve moved on from the 1990s”.

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#25

How easy and unencumbered by useless bullsh*t most things are.

Getting on a 5:30 train from Burssels to Berlin? Show up at 5:20. And get laughed at by the Germans who will finish their beer at exactly 5:28 because they know the walk from the bar to the platform is 1 minute and 57 seconds.

In the states that would require showing up at 3:15 because of at least 4 security checkpoints and 8 lines of people who can't figure out how an escalator works.

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Hayley Rodgers
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5 months ago

Not to mention in many places in the US you don't know if it will be late or early or whatever. From what I understand, things run more on time in a lot, if not most, of Europe

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#26

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread How to party like a German: pre-party on Friday at 11 p.m., get into club at 2 a.m., leave club on Sunday at 6 a.m. Germans are nuts, in a good way.

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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5 months ago

Me in 2008

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#27

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread The quality of the fast food surprised me. Everything from the street vendors to chains like McDonald's was better quality then anything I'd gotten at home.

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Jihan Kim
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5 months ago

that's what travelling does to you

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Late to the thread but here goes... Went to Sweden on a vacation package. Stayed at a wonderful historic hotel for part of the trip that had a restaurant inside of it. Part of our package called for a free dinner at the hotel and we had asked that it be the night we arrived.

We arrived and got settled in our room and then went to check out the restaurant. As soon as we walked in, there was no one there, only a hostess. She immediately said they were expecting us and we could sit anywhere. There was no one else in this gorgeous, ornate restaurant. A waiter came out and said they had prepared a special meal for us. We asked why it was so empty and he said the restaurant was closed one day a week and today was that day.

We were shocked, we apologized profusely and told them that we had booked through another company and would have just scheduled it for another day. He said it was no problem and we had some free extras such as wine and dessert. The main course ended up being a huge piece of meat, which we jokingly said must have been because we were big fat Americans. No one rushed us, we had a great time, and after we left they closed the restaurant for the night.

It was a total WTF moment because if you booked something like this in America, they'd either force you to reschedule or just have the restaurant closed with no explanation.

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J. F.
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5 months ago

Note: The staff probably got paid a lot extra for that shift

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#29

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In Spain, everyone appears to be very thin yet I swear eats a loaf of bread a day.

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lenka
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5 months ago

Bread is not the enemy. Especially if it is made from flour without the added thickeners, stabilisers and preservatives. In most European countries, bread, and other food, is real.

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#30

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread That their standard of living was just as high as ours, but everything was smaller. Smaller apartments, smaller cars, smaller grocery stores, and fewer jars of peanut butter in the smaller grocery stores.

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JennyLaRue
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5 months ago

I've never known standards of living to be measured in quantities of peanut butter 🤔

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#31

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Orange Fanta ACTUALLY tasted like oranges.

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Noez 🇸🇪
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5 months ago

Shouldn't it?

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#32

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In Lisbon, feeling proud of myself for eating late like a local at 9 p.m....only to walk into an empty restaurant. By the time I’d finished eating at 10 p.m., the place was full.

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Losferatu
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5 months ago

Portuguese cuisine is amazingly good.

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#33

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In Italy, when buying a soccer ticket, they needed to know which team I was rooting for to determine where I could sit. Then, during the game, people were setting things on fire.

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Serial pacifist
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5 months ago

Aaaah, the tradition of stadium bonfires. Amazing how destructive people get and how quickly they get back in the prehistoric "wolfpack" mode when in an uncontrolled crowd.

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#34

Had a positive what the f*ck moment in Greece in the eastern Peloponnese where I saw a guy walk down to the end of a pier and throw an actual f*cking trident into the Aegean and pull out a wriggling octopus. Dude walked up the beach and handed it over the deck railing to a chef.

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Bernd Herbert
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5 months ago

Congrats, you just saw Poseidon himself!

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#35

I lived in Germany for 8 years from 1992-2000 (Ages 4-12). I didn't realize it until I moved back to the states but there were recycling bins on EVERY street corner. It wasn't just a green bin then a trash can, it was a giant blue bin. One section for green glass, one for brown glass, one for clear glass, one for plastic, and one for paper.

Oh and going to a German school, students took public transit. There wasn't such a thing as a school bus.

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Carole Reid
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5 months ago

I saw kids with their school packs riding public transit to school in Germany and didn't think of no school bus until I read your post.

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#36

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread Most stores are not open on Sundays. Not even grocery stores.

copper_tulip , Kristina D.C. Hoeppner Report

JennyLaRue
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5 months ago

This one would depend on the country, in the UK shops are open on Sundays, although for a more limited time. (UK still being in Europe, if not the EU)

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#37

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread In Germany, they had the cleanest, safest, and best-tasting tap water, but nobody drank it and they called it toilet water.

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Jeannette Treusch
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5 months ago

I am German and I can tell you: only beer and wine fanatics call it toilet water. In fact, Germans drink gallons of tap water.

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#38

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread When I visited Prague, water cost two crowns and beer cost one.

AmA_Mr_BS , Petr Dadák Report

Ivo H
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5 months ago

Just to make it clearer - approximately 22 crowns is one dollar. And the prices are exaggerated of course :) Beer is ~30 crowns (~$1.4) and water... it depends. But I seen it for as much as 60 crowns (~$2) per litre in some restaurants. It's because there is (or maybe was) law, that at least one non-alcoholic beverage has to be cheaper than beer, so most of the restaurants put tap water for such ridiculous price on menu, just to comply.

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#39

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread British food. I went there expecting chip shops and roast dinner, but instead was amazed by every variety of tikka sauce that could possibly exist.

Tess_ORourke , visualpun.ch Report

Sum Guy
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5 months ago

What did you think they british were doing when colonising the world... stealing our foods

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#40

Americans Reveal Their 40 Most WTF Moments While Visiting Europe In This Viral Thread I was 16 years old, ordering a beer at McDonald's.

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Exquisite Spam
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5 months ago

Our school trip to Paris had wine and beer available at every meal. We were instructed in no uncertain terms we weren't to have it even though our meal tickets would cover it. Absolutely none of it smuggled up to the rooms noooo..

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