This week is my first week back in America after taking a 2.5 week trip across Europe. During my journey, I visited London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona.
With this piece, I would like to share some of my observations, hence the title.
I didn’t see many iPhones, and if so, people weren’t using the native iPhone earplugs when listening to music.
In the UK, the trains were quick to arrive and depart. It seemed like as soon as my feet touched the platform, a train was there waiting for me.
There's no shortage of ads mentioning “ISA” except they're referring to “Interest Savings Account” not “Income Share Agreements”
In restaurants, the staff brings the payment processor out to you
Each Airbnb host gave a brief walkthrough/tour before handing me the keys, and there was never a self-check-in process.
Real-time communication with non-english speakers is hard, and no app helped make this process easier
Mapping app wise: Citymapper > Google Maps > Apple Maps
Most of my UberX's were C&D Class Mercedes
Birds (not the Scooters) are much more communicative, especially between 3-5AM.
Men’s jeans are suffocatingly tight
I'll be adding more observations as they come to my head.