Visit USA – 10 Things That Will SHOCK You About America


Hey there, fellow travelers! Mark here with Wolters World. Today, we’re in Springfield USA! Yes, the home of The Simpsons. Well actually not the actual home of The Simpsons. There’s actually about 20 or 30 Springfields throughout the US. This just happens to be Springfield, Illinois. And today what we have for you are 10 things that are going to shock you about when you come to the US, because there are things that do shock people when they come here. You know, how many flags are flying all around every single city, and how many Starbucks and McDonalds are in every single city, and the Americans actually eat cheese that’s in a can that they spray in their mouth? What the heck is that? And look! “No need to refrigerate!” I’m not even talking about the politics in the US, which is also a shocking kind of thing. Today what we’re going to focus on our 10 things that shock foreign tourists when they come to the US. So let’s get started, okay? Alright, so the first thing that’s going to shock you when you come to the US are the sizes of the US. Now when I talk about size of the US, I mean the actual size of the US; this country is huge! I mean it’s the size of a continent, okay? When you want to get around. But also the sizes of the food you get here, the portion sizes free refills. Oh my God, it’s soda without end but also the size of the people and that’s why I really, kind of, focus on the size of the US is that first kind of shock. because I’ll meet tourists that are coming to the US and they’re like, “OH!” I am going to fly into New York, just rent a car in New York, drive down to Miami, and then, drive over to Las Vegas and do some gambling.” “That shouldn’t take so long. I mean, it’s all in the same country.” What you need to realize is the US is huge! That drive from New York City to down in Miami is going to take you 18 hours straight of driving. I mean that’s no potty breaks, no getting food, no getting gas. 18 hours straight. And of course, no construction, no traffic jams, nothing like that. I mean it’s literally, you know, 1,300 miles, or about 2,000 kilometers just from New York to the tip of Florida. And then, if you want to go from Florida to Las Vegas well that’s another 4,000 kilometers And it is huge distances when you are traveling in the US. And that does surprise people when they realize this, “Wow, this is a lot bigger than traveling around Germany.” Well, yeah. Germany, you can the train around and see everything. Here in you US, you just really can’t do that. The distances are just too big. And of course, with those sizes, you have the portion sizes here. One of the things that I love to see is when people realize that we have free refills in the US. If you are getting soda, not in a can, but a fountain soda where they pour the soda for you if you go to a restaurant, most of the time, your Coke, your Pepsi, Mountain Dew which as super caffeine stuff, your Dr. Pepper, or Root Beer, which foreigners tend to hate but we Americans love, it’s free refills. You just get more and more and more so you only pay once and you get all the soda you ever want. Sadly, that free refill stuff doesn’t count for alcohol. Dang It! But the thing is that free refills, but also the portion sizes here in the US, kind of explain…….some of these things. Because you’ll see, when you’re going to get your McDonald’s, or whatever in Germany, you get a large there ok. The large is a half liter. Well, the large in Europe is just a medium here. Because, here you can literally get larges that are this big. it is insane. The portion sizes. And when you go to a restaurant sometimes you’ll think, “Man there’s enough on one plate to feed two people.” Yes, there probably is. So, just know, that when you are coming to the US, you might pack on a few pounds or kilos or stones, whatever, you know, whatever. (chuckles) whatever measurement you want to use, because there are a lot of big portion sizes but there are a lot of really good food around here in the US No, it’s not just McDonald’s. We go to other places too. And then the third of those size things, are the size of the people. Yes. There are a lot of …… husky, as I like to call myself husky, fluffy Americans. Yes, we do eat a lot and no we don’t go out a lot. We are driving around and things like that so you will see a lot of big people here. But the thing is, not every American is a big, fat, slob like me, ok? There’s all kinds of shapes and sizes of Americans, like that you are here. So don’t just think that every American just goes to McDonald’s and gets fattened up. That’s just me. Ok? So, just know that there are these sizes of the US will shock you when you look at those things. Alright? Now, the second thing that’s going to shock you when you come here that has to do with the people, is the people! Look, there is this rumor that Americans are just this fake, friendly. No. Americans really are super friendly. No matter where you go, people will try to help, will show you around they’ll say, “hey, which restaurant you should go to in this town? “What site should we see? Hey, I am lost, can you help me find the highway?” People are really nice from the US and in different parts. You go to Minnesota where they are insanely friendly. And the south, they’re insanely friendly. And that’s one thing that people need to understand is that in the US, we do help each other out. We do ask you, “Hey, how are you? How’s it going? How could I help you?” These are normal things. And that service, kind of, scares tourists when they come. They’re like, “I just walked into the store and they are asking me how can they help. I don’t even know what your store has yet. How can you help me when I don’t even know what you have?” Look, just know that in the US, we are all about service. We are going to ask you right away. “What can you get? What do you need to drink? What do you want to order? Can I help you with your clothes? What are you looking for?” That is just how we work here. Another thing, when you look at the US, you’re going to have a big mix of people here. There’s no one American. You know? You hear of these stereotypes of this or this or this of Americans Look, Americans come in all shapes, all sizes, all religions, all colors, all creeds, all “hairnesses” because, honestly, the only fake stuff you see in the US are the artificial colorings like you’re going to see, like, the Fantas, and the sodas, and the cereals. You’re going to be like, “Wow, those colors just, like, glow in the dark.” Yes, the artificial coloring thing here, that’s the fakeness of the US. The friendliness of the people? That’s not fake. They’re awesome. So, we are in Las Vegas now and the third thing that’s going to shock you when you come to the US is ID please. I need some identification please. The fact that people have to have an ID to buy liquor, and buy cigarettes in the US. Because in the US, you have to be 21 to buy alcohol, and 18 to buy cigarettes, and basically you have to look like your 40 to actually buy them without having them ask you for ID. So, make sure that you keep your passport with you so if you are going to buy stuff, you have that. And it’s not just you, the person buying, but the people with you, they might need an ID too. Alright, we left the desert of Vegas, and now we are here in the coast here in Florida and the fourth thing that is going to shock you when you come to the US is the the price is never actually what you pay in the US. Now, in Europe and other countries, you already have this VAT, value added tax, that’s already put into the price. Here in the US, we have what we call sales tax. which is add on after you buy the product. So, if you go to a McDonald’s and you say, “I want to get a hamburger on the dollar menu and I got one buck. I should be able to buy it.” No, no. That one buck and then you got to put the tax on top of it. It can be anywhere from, I don’t know, 7 to 15 percent. Some states have it. Some states don’t. It can very between locations so that one dollar cheeseburger or hamburger can actually cost you a dollar ten ($1.10) It gets really frustrating, when you think about it because it’s not just sales tax that gets added on to the price. If you go out to a restaurant, you also have tipping. And tipping in the US is traditionally between 15% and 20% at a sit down restaurant So think about it. You go to a sit down restaurant, right? You have a $100 bill. Ok, I got a $100 bill in my hand, and the bill for the meal is $100 bucks, I should be fine. Oh no, no, no, no, no. That $100, well you gotta add on another 10% because of, well taxes, right? And sales tax. And another 15% on top of that for tipping. So now, your 100 dollar bill for dinner is actually $125! And I know, people might not agree with tipping, but that’s how it works in the US. They’re not paid a great wage, but they make a lot more money on tips and that’s why you get this good service that we kind of talk about sometimes. That’s where that comes from. Now the fifth thing that we have that shocks people is when you come here and you think, “Wow. The US. It’s so developed. They got all this stuff here They must have good public transportation.” Hahahaha. Good and public transportation in the US do not go together. Yes there are some cities that have decent public transportations; Chicago, New York, Boston. Big cities. You probably can get some decent public transportation within the city but a lot of places out there, there are either no public transportation, or very limited transportation or public transportation that a tourist would not want to ride on. I would say that that does get kind of frustrating. You’re like, “But wait. You have all this stuff but you gotta drive everywhere.” Anyway, the sixth thing that’s going to shock you when you come here are the toilets. And specifically, The public toilets in the US. Look, I know I talk about toilets a lot on my videos, and actually, one of our fans made a video of me just saying toilet, toilet, toilet, and all these different places. But I’ll be honest, when you come to the US, public toilets are free. There are tons of public toilets. Restaurants have them free for everybody, but the thing is, public toilets in the US are usually kind of gross but what I think is funny is when you look at toilets in the US I get a lot of friends of mine coming from around the world like, “Oh my God. Your toilet has so much water in it!” And, yes, the US toilets do use a lot of water. Now, they’re starting to get the lower water content toilets but there are a lot there. So you can be like, “On my God. Am I supposed to wash my feet in the toilet here?” “Or do I go to the bathroom in it?” It’s kind of crazy. And probably another toilet thing that shocks people is when you go to a public place and they have toilets, there’s so much space between the doors. You can literally look through the crack and see who’s in there doing their business, what business they’re doing what book they might be reading, ok? Because you’re going to be able to look through the side of it. And then, underneath there’s like this much gap underneath so you can see, “Oh are their feet there?” But literally, you can see everything. So those public toilets really are quite public when you are there. And it does kind of shock people when you are there. What is cool, is that you do have the toilets all over the place and they are free all over the place in the US so, that is a really cool thing. So, we have moved from the sunny coasts of Florida to the sunny coast, or banks of the muddy Mississippi River. And the next shock we have for you when you come to the US are the Americanisms when you come here. Look, there are things that are typical U.S.A. and part of that is U – S – A! U – S – A! U – S – A! Yes, one of the Americanisms here is the patriotism in the US You will see the flag flying all over the place. And the people, they love America. ” ‘Murica!” You will see that. Some of the, kind of, quirky things about Americans, when you do come here, you will see. And it’s not just America in general. You know, when I talked about the toilets well, one of the things about the toilets is by the toilets you will always see this kind of silver box next to it and people are bending over at it. And you’re like, “what is going on here?” It’s a water fountain. Ok? We like to give away free stuff here in the US. Whether it is free water or free bread at a restaurant, or go to a Mexican Restaurant and you have free chips and salsa until you vomit, and you don’t have to pay for it! I mean, there are so many Americanism little things that when you’re here. With the flag, how much we love it? You’ll have American flag t-shirts, heck, you could have American flag undies! Ok? We joke about, “Oh Americans and their fast food.” But, literally, there is fast food all over the place and, yes, we do have McDonald’s everywhere, but we have more than McDonald’s. You have Culver’s in the midwest. You got In-N-Out burgers on the West Coast. Whataburger in Texas. Shake Shack in New York. And you have all these fast food places all over the place with their super huge drinks. “The large holds one liter.” I believe, that’s what you people call a liter, ok? OH! And liters!! There’s a whole thing right there. Americans don’t get. Do you know the only way Americans know the metric system is because of Our SODA! This is a 2 liter of Pepsi and this is a 2 liter of Coke, and, you know what, that’s how we know liters here. It’s by our soda sizes, ok? Otherwise, we use gallons, we use feet, we use inches, we use miles. That’s how they do it here. And a lot of tourists have a hard time with that when they are trying to figure out “well, how much is a gallon?” A gallon is about 4 liters, just so you know. Ok, it’s like 2 of these out there. OH! And in the US, how you get great quantity discount. See this Coke? This was $1. See this Pepsi? This was $1 at Wal-Mart. Love you Wal-Mart! Let’s not forget about the Wal-Marts out there. 24 hour shopping? Think about it. Yesterday, my son – my oldest son – spilled ketchup all over himself crashed his skateboard, and ripped up all his clothes and so he really had nothing left for today. So guess what I did at 2 o’clock in the morning. I went to Wal-Mart and got some Coke and Pepsi and I got him clothes. At 2 a.m. And we love it when we come here, and that’s why tourists love it when they come here. From the friendly people to the 24 hour shopping to the cheap soda (HEY!) I know, you can drive those 20 hours from Florida to Illinois if you have a couple of these with you (WooHoo!!) Go a little crazy, but that’s the thing, there are these really fun Americanisms when you do come here and that’s one of the things. All you watching, and if you have any of those funny Americanisms, please put them in the comment section below, because we are going to make more videos on funny, little American things when you are here. But, anyway, I guess I’ll go and to the next, kind of, shocking thing when you come to the US. And our 8th shocking thing, and we are going to go back to that thing with the metric system and we can only understand (chuckles) with the soda it goes into the driving. OK? Here in the US, people get shocked about the driving. I know I talked about how there is a lack of public transport and you have to drive when you are here but when you do drive when you are here, you will be shocked at how big the roads are how big the cars are. Oh, an also, they’re all automatic, ok? If you can find a stick shift, good luck, and yes, you do do miles per hour here. Not kilometers per hour, but miles per hour. And the speed limits, they change all over the place. You never know when, you’re just like, “Oh, it just changed.” And the cop gets you. Oh, there’s a shocking thing. You know, some countries, they just have the camera that takes pictures when you’re going too fast. We have that some places in the US but most of the time, you have the cops sitting on the side of the road with their radar guns watching you and, OH, you’ve gone too fast and the sirens come on and they drive down and pull you over. It is quite the American experience to be pulled over for speeding, so don’t speed when you are here. And there are some other little things that are different. Here in the US you can take a right turn on a red light, so if you are sitting there and you can take a right turn and you have your blinker on, and people are honking at you, it’s because they want you to take a right. Make sure you look and make sure there’s not other traffic is coming. But you can take a right on red. And the thing is, we Americans love our cars. I mean it is the most liberating thing when you are sixteen years old, ha sixteen years old and you get your drivers license here. So you get your 16 license. License to drive, license to live, oh yeah! And, I mean, that’s part of the US culture. We eat in our cars, we drink in our cars (soda, don’t drink and drive, the cops will throw you in jail, they don’t care what country you’re from, you will go to jail. Don’t drink and drive. You know, drink your liters of Coke and Pepsi!) So, the ninth thing that is going to shock you when you come to the US, OH, we are here in Boston the kind of, heart of history of the US and the American Revolution. And the ninth thing that is going to shock you when you come to the US, is you will see a lot of homogeneity, i.e., that means, like, everythings kind of very similar everywhere you go. Also, you will see definite, different cultures and culture and history in the US. We get tons of comments like, “Oh the US, there’s no culture there. There’s just McDonald’s and there’s no history there. It’s too young.” No, there is history and there is culture here. But on the other side of it, there is a lot of homogeneity so, when you go travel around, you see the same stores. You see, “Oh, look. There’s an Old Navy. Oh, look. There’s a Sephora.” And you’ll see the same stores again and again. And it gets kind of repetitive. Especially when you are going into the suburbs and you are going into the newer cities and newer towns it really looks like, I mean, you can’t tell the difference between going to one city in one part of the country versus another when you are doing that shopping experience or hotels and things like that. So it does give you a kind of shock when you’re like, “What town am I in? It seems the same.” But having said that, there are distinct cultures and regions here in the US and that does shock people because you come here, to the Northeast, to New England, you know they have different food You gotta have the clam chowder, and they have what they call the “New England Shield” where they don’t really talk to people, but they’re friendly once you get to know them Or you got the south where you got the Southern hospitality where they feed you for days and give you tons of food and ask you, “how are you doing?” and all kinds of stuff. Or you got the cool, cooky West Coast. There’s definitely different cultures here in the US and it does shock people when they drive around and realize, “Yes, a lot of the stuff looks the same but the people are different in different parts of the country. So, just know that, yes the homogeneity will shock you but there are different cultures out there, because yes, there is fantastic history here in Boston, and great museums around the US – Getty in LA, Art Institute of Chicago, The Met in New York where you can have great history. You can have great art, You can have great culture when you are here. Because this is a big melting pot of the world. And the tenth thing that is going to shock you when you come to the US are the hotels. Look, you can actually get a good, medium priced or lower priced hotel here in the US There are tons of hotel chains here. You know, Hampton Inns, Holiday Inn, and all these kinds of places and it’s very standardized, ok? If you get a double room, you can probably put 4 people in a room there Or 40 people people in there, because the rooms are a lot bigger when you get two double beds when you get a double room, it’ll have two beds, i.e., two big beds because there’s no two single beds pushed together like in Europe. You have all this extra space when you are there. Now, one of the things that does kind of shock people when they do go to the hotels here in the US is, it’s kind of like, the relatively cheaper the hotel is, the more stuff they give you! You go to a cheap chain hotel or a medium priced chain hotel like a Hampton Inn or something like that, and you get free WiFi, you get a free breakfast – like as much breakfast as you want – umm, you know, they’re going to have a pool, all kinds of really cool stuff no resort fees. Oh my God. And if you go to, like, an expensive, nice hotel, breakfast? Oh no, you get to pay for that. You want internet? Oh that’s $19 a day. Oh the pool? You want to use the pool and do the fun stuff? You need to do the resort fees and pay extra. You’re like, “Wait, I am paying triple the price for a nice hotel and I actually get less amenities when I go there.” it kind of boggles your mind. So, when you come here, just know that you can actually stay in some of these chain hotels and it’s not a problem what-so-ever, ok? Read the reviews about them, but, you know, you’re going to get one Holiday Inn Express is pretty much the same through out the country. Remember, the homogeneity of number 9? That really does come out in the hotels, but they are clean, they are safe, and there really are a lot of price options out there, so just know, if you want the free stuff, actually, you go to the cheaper one versus the more expensive ones who have better locations and cooler rooms (maybe) but they make you pay for a lot of things. So it does kind of shock you. “Wait, I get less for more? Or more for less?” Yes, I know, the US with our stuff. It’s kind of crazy. Anyway, those are our 10 kind of fun things that might shock tourists If you want to learn more, check us out on our website on woltersworld.com. Have a great time in the US, I hope you like the video. Please, click that like button. We will see you later. Bye!!

100 thoughts on “Visit USA – 10 Things That Will SHOCK You About America

  • One thing travelers are shocked by, is how few people speak a language other than English. In most cases, a traveler has a much better grasp of speaking English, than we do of speaking anything other than English. I personally know some Spanish, but I can guarantee that almost anyone visiting from Spain can speak English more fluently than I can speak Spanish. The language barrier can be a real problem in some places.

  • Being English, I found the extroversion overwhelming for a while in America. I went to a basketball game at a small college and it was like being a premier league football game. There was so much going on without a second to think. It takes a bit to adjust coming from London but it seems a very positive city. Also taking the piss that is common in London isn’t in America, they generally take sarcasm literally. Not everyone is like that but a large part. Also everyone had fake ID, like fake driving license! You’d go to jail for that in the UK

  • I highly recommend just going somewhere you can walk to places nearby. I'm an American myself and I'm terrified of driving. People in my neighborhood go a minimum of 60 mph in a 45!

  • You're a Friendly dude. I'm a fellow yank but watched this anyway. Fun videos and good commentary. Maybe do a Top Ten US landmarks so foreigners know what sites are in which states. (grand canyon, Disney, Statue of liberty, Rushmore,) or maybe 10 amazing places you NEVER hear about like the finger lakes region, The Smokey/Appalachian mountains of western Carolina, Coastal Maine, etc…)

  • I'll return to the USA next fall and I am literally terrified of forgetting the tips because here in Italy they are not mandatory (they are given only if the waiter was particularly kind to us). By the way, I'll go to Ohio and Indiana, could someone kindly suggest me interesting places to visit in the area?

  • The only thing stopping me from visiting is the thought that anyone, anywhere, could be carrying a gun. Why do they sell machine guns in Walmart? Very strange.

  • Lol! We don't eat cheese in a can!🤣Wouldn't touch that with a stick! Many people don't drink the soda and don't do the refills too much sugar 🤢. Get a togo box and eat your meal in two to three sittings. Love your energy. Love how you explain the craziness of our country! You rock! Love the perspective. Too funny 😂

  • Americans: Come to America. We got 24 hour Walmart, fast-food and 1$ soda!!!

    Me: I mean in Scotland we have Iron bru soooo…

  • Lol I hate when people in stores ask me how I am and what I want. Let me shop in peace. Otherwise yes we are friendly and helpful especially towards tourists. I never supersize at restaurants. Yes, everything is ridiculously expensive here. Avoid most (not all) forms of public transportation (I want you to live) use Uber. 4 lane highways and we drive fast. P.s. love your videos 😉 hello from the northeast!!!!

  • I'll never forget when I took one of my good friends back home to the US for the first time and he was so shocked (in a good way) at how many strangers made small talk with us. I've found the extraversion and confidence that lots of Americans have can be very useful abroad (even if it rubs some people the wrong way), it will instantly make you the life of the party

  • Having just visited Alabama, I can say these points are very true, but I had the best time there, so good I got that horrid homesick feeling, oh and I proudly wear an Alabama T-shirt all the time , and I’M from little NZ.

  • Not all Americans eat cheese in a can. Not all Americans eat all their food. We have it put, usually we put it, in take out boxes.
    The speed limit. Talk about that. We Americans on our interstates love speed. The police don’t. You will get caught. One way or another. Talk about there are speed traps in towns.
    Talk about toll roads.
    Bed bugs. There are motels that can have bed bugs. Also in hotels.
    Talk about certain areas that have crime. Bad areas.

  • OMG. Do NOT listen to this guy if you are planning to visit New York City. And by NYC, I generally mean Manhattan. Maybe some if his advice is accurate…if your skin is not black or brown.

  • I don't understand some people. What is superior about my SJW shithole country England. America is an amazing country. However it would be more suitable for me when my social/emotional problems gets better when I'm a bit older

  • Why don't you switch to metric? Don't you realise it makes sense, whereas the imperial system is like the product of a bunch of baboons? I mean no disrespect but come on.

  • Don‘t geht me wrong but in the USA there probably are more flags than there were in Germany during national socialism. I think belonging to a certain nation also is not really something to be proud of as on the one hand you didn‘t have to afford anything to be an American for example so it‘s nothing you achieved or can do pretty good but you just were born by the right mother and on the other hand apart from mostly any people in the world being proud of their country as it‘s just „their“ country, a nation is quite an abstract construct and nothing specific to be proud of but just a hole phrase to mention if you have no individual properties to be proud of. Of course you may like certain behaviours of a people or a kind of organizing a society for example as a very tolerant one but the idea of patriotism in principal I dont consider making sense.

  • I once tried a can of root beer. I can safely say that I will never try something like that again. It tasted like aquafresh toothpaste

  • Hey, I am enjoying your videos! However, that is not cheese! LOL! You need to travel to Amish Country in rural Ohio or..skip over Austria and visit Italy! That is cheese!

  • Good service in American restaurant means fast, different than you know in Germany or Europe in general. My tip would be do not have a conversation with the others at the table. The server will be asking you what you want immediately, even on a Sunday morning, everyone "seems" to be in a hurry. Also, don't be surprised when the server brings the check right with the food. You do not have to leave and you could ask for more. I do all the time.

  • Right on red is optional, although many will toot. We drive left, in the passing lane and then don't pass. We often pass on the right. Very dangerous for Europeans not accustomed to driving here.

  • People who say waiting doesn't pay well… I work as a cashier for 2 dollars over minimum wage. My roommate and I can barely pay for the appartment we live in and all of our other bills. I wish I could get tips! If I can make it work, waiters can make it work.

  • If you want to get a feel for the locals, particularly if you're in a smaller city or town, go to a diner. A diner is usually any municipality's local watering hole, and you can eat any meal at any time of day. Pancakes for dinner? Yes you can! Burgers for breakfast? Yes you can! Ice cream for lunch? Yes you can! Another plus, diners are often open 24 hours.

  • I noticed that most tourists , have the same opinions about America but depending on where there from. These things about Americans being fake, you hear only exclusively from Europeans. Different things like : America is so clean! You hear that from Africans or Indians. Sometimes you hear that Americans are straightforward or blunt, that’s from the Chinese.
    It seems like the description of Americans is heavily colored by the tourist’s precious host country experience.

    It seems like Mr. Walter has mostly shocks that he’s heard from Europeans. The bathroom thing, the fake friendliness, and the flags. So far, only Europeans don’t proudly display their flags around. Many other countries fight people if they have other flags in their countries.

  • Much like the $40 taxi ride in Las Vegas, hotels are ancient technology compared to the great homestays at Airbnbs….that have any extra fees upfront.

  • It's sad that the customers are the ones paying for waitresses salary. Very sad. Must be cheap to run a restaurant when you don't have to pay the front of the house

  • We also have free refill in Norway. But one thing is for sure is that they give you a lot of food in America. Like I couldn't even eat all of the food they gave me because I wasn't used to eat so much food

  • I expected to see foreigners in the comment section (I do) but not as much other Americans like me watching on the stuff I grew up on. I’ll be honest, traveling is great, even though our country is so big with sub cultures, ironically you get to know your country more when you visit other countries. You know what stands out in your country. Love from California, USA! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • I've coincidentally come across your vid. Love how genuine & informative facts of the US. I, now, have more encouragement and more choices. Yeah right, I love your clear accent AE.

  • Im an american by passport only, born and raised abroad, and only after watching this am i thinking of moving to this “homeland” my father always talked about.

  • “We like to give free stuff away in America”
    Really hmmmm what about free or reduced healthcare and post secondary education?🧐🤔

  • A few states don't have a sales tax. I know, I've been to the Glacier National Park area in northwestern Montana just earlier this year. Montana has no sales tax. So a $1 cheeseburger is $1 in Montana. And a $5 "Biggie Bag" from Wendy's is $5 in Kalispell, MT. I live in Wisconsin, so it was a great cross-country trip to save on sales tax for a week. Even so, the sales tax in Wisconsin is reasonable, around 5-5.6%. So I'm familiar with it and it's easier for me to understand it because of my math skills.

  • Nope, I do not need free refills. I find it hard to keep myself accountable as is. Haha, and I struggle to finish an Australian small-medium sized meal so I guess that means I’d have stick to entrees in America 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

  • This video needs to be updated. Foreign tourists would be shocked at the crazy gun culture here & daily mass shootings. In fact tourism to America has dropped since that mushroom dicked cocksucker took office!

  • 2 litre bottle of fizzy drink only $1.00?! ( £0.81) that's ridiculously cheap. Here in the UK it's £2.50 ($3.07) for 1 litre for sugary fizzy drink, sometimes more depending where you buy it from, it's bloody expensive here, especially after all the stupid parents who can't control their children's diet demanded a sugar levy allowing the government to get more money from us by taxing us which we pay more than any other country.

  • As a Brazilian I found some stuff to be extremely different and weird in America
    Like how people gave me weird looks when I brushed my teeth on public bathrooms (I mean cmon I’m just trying to keep myself clean)
    How there’s no trash to trow away the toilet paper (you just dump it in the toilet excuse me???)
    How, unlike Brazil where we say hello with a hug and a kiss to the cheek, people just shake hands
    How most parents have like 4 to 5 kids? That’s a LOT
    How big the frozen food section is in supermarkets

  • I never got into McCheese. I was big on sharp Cheddar by 7th grade. In Hawaii I appreciate Japanese vinegar infused foods. Growing up in the States, I never noted "Gaps" in public toilets, only their scarcity in downtown business distts. At an early age I learned to curb my curiosity, and don't need to know strangers business. RE. Patriotic displays. I found a great old photo of downtown Lahaina about 1912. The street is lined with autos decorated in Japanese flag bunting. There was a new Emperor in 1912, so then and now we encourage patriotism generally

  • Have you ever thought about your typical breakfasts? Bacon and eggs every morning!! I eat one egg per week…! And you even add waffles and jam! That corresponds to two big meals. How can you bear it? Paolo from Italy

  • AHHHHHH NO. almost everyone HATES spray cheese. That shits nasty. However, I cant promise we dont eat whipped cream the way you demonstrated if we're at home and no ones watching >.> EDIT: And to you Londoners out there, we have HUGE hotel rooms compared to yours. Have fun with that~ London was REALLY REALLY pretty though!

  • “Do you want to do that or no?”

    To someone from the UK, saying “no” is so strange in that context. We would always say “not”

    Is that just California? I noticed it there a lot.

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