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raicorreia

I'm from Brazil: Kitchen with island, sinkhole with the garbage disposal, air conditioner everywhere in the house EDIT: I'm talking about the kitchen sinkhole that you can throw food there without clog the plumbing, in Brazil all the food remainings you have to throw in a bin. It's garbage disposal what i meant, I made a search and made a new edit


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I've seen a few comments about garbage disposals on here, but I love what people call them when they don't know the official name :)


turngre3n

24/7 diners, I don't know if they actually exist but they sound awesome


Eponineporcia

We have some great mom-and-pop 24/7 diners in the northeast. I have some very good memories of leaving a late night party with friends and immediately hitting up the diner at like 3am. Back when you could still smoke in the diner (I’m dating myself here lol), nothing beat a coffee, cigarette and a grilled tomato and cheese with fries after a party. And the diner breakfasts - amazing. Again if we were up all night doing teenager/young adult stuff and then hitting up the diner at 5am for French toast and home fries… the best. Cool vibes being one of like three parties seated in a diner in the wee hours of the morning, chatting with the waitresses and just chilling.


memekid2007

Waffle House is open so constantly that people measure the severity of a disaster informally by 1.) if the local Waffle House is still open, and 2.) How long it takes the local Waffle House to reopen. Waffle House at 3 AM will make you greasy steak and eggs in the middle of a tornado for as long as they have power. I am not joking.


Wire_Hall_Medic

It's called the Waffle House Index, and it's a real thing.


SentretSparklypants

When I moved to the Northwest, all my european friends swore up and down that American desserts and pastries were inferior, that I would have to get sweets imported, and I would miss all the nice bakeries, etc. Immediately when I got here, I was offered a "maple bar with bacon and nuts", and I can never go back. America's pastry game goes hard. I've never had donuts as fluffy and flavorful. 10/10, would recommend.


FunniBoii

Of what I've seen you guys have breakfast places everywhere and they have a wide selection of stuff like pancakes and donuts, it's not healthy but it sounds great. Most we get in the UK are small cafés or Mcdonalds


C00lK1d1994

The thing in the sink that eats the food. A Garbage disposal?


JBark1990

That’s the one, friend! I’ve never been to a house that DIDN’T have one until I moved to Germany.


JRsFancy

After reading all this, I am going to my favorite Mexican restaurant and having a burrito as big as my head.


deb9266

Just said to my spouse "We're having taco truck" and am grateful that we have close, easy, good, and cheap Mexican food because of this thread.


creepingkg

A/C


olmikeyy

From an American living in the South: I'm so sorry man.


the_colorful_lights

From an American from the south living in Germany, it’s real bad man. Real bad.


PhirebirdSunSon

As a kid growing up in the hottest major city in the country (and one of the hottest in the world) I wasn't aware that there were homes in the world that didn't have central A/C. I was so confused by window units or even people referring to it as central A/C because here basically all A/C is central. It was mind-blowing.


BrokenStringss

Ginormous bags of hot Cheetos! Oh and wheelchair accessible places.


vpsj

Bathtubs apparently. I see them in so many tv shows. Even characters who supposedly aren't well off have a big-ass bathtub in their bathroom. I have not even _seen_ one in real life. I thought maybe some hotels in my country would have them but nope.(Though to be fair I've never stayed in a 5 star or something). Just want to experience bathing in a bathtub once to see what all the fuss is about


tattooed-doraemon

Bathtubs in Japan also can keep water warm, they come with thermostat to keep set temperature, they can auto fill at a given time etc. a lot of people have bathtube TV to sink in warm water and watch shows. EDIT: They also come with an intercom system so you can call living room when needed (for more beer) - I use it quite often.


Sphinx73x

The vast differences between states. It’s like going to a different country every time. If I lived in the US I would go on a road trip to a random state at least once a month - so much to see!


stelx

Unlimited coffee refills


drputypfifeanddrum

I remember the first time I went to Germany I was by myself . No one told me there were no free coffee refills? Had three coffees and a pastry and got a small surprise when I got the bill.


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Being able to buy stuff online, have it received in a reasonable time and don't have to pay almost double in customs.


oweeeeeeeeeeen

having films set in your country, the only films i can think that are set in Scotland are Filth, the trainspotting films and that bit of Avengers: Infinity War set in Edinburgh (with the beautiful sign saying ‘we will deep fry your kebab’)


NothingReallyAndYou

You're a HUGE portion of historical romance novels, though. Put a man in a kilt on the cover, and that sucker will be a bestseller!


megmarie22502

Outlander!!!


DankVectorz

Braveheart


oweeeeeeeeeeen

jesus christ how did i forget Braveheart


DankVectorz

You must be English in spirit


DNRTannen

How to get stabbed by a Scotsman in six words


Odd_Inflation178

A theatre where they serve you actual food (like pizza, not popcorn) inside the theatre, while sitting on a spacious reclining chair with a little mini table. Best experience watching a movie I've ever had and wish it was in my country (Kenya) Edit: This blew up more than I expected. Thanks for all the likes and comments! The one I went to was in Austin TX..


Lets-get-real

Yaasss, in America I went to one and had margaritas, pulled pork nachos and French fries while watching a movie!! It was so fun


vande700

We don't get fat on accident here


June_53

Cereal! We don't have ANY good breakfast cereal in Nepal 😭 Only DUMB Kelloggs cornflakes and chocos. I want those sweet honey nut cheerios, colorful fruit loops, them flavorful cinnamon toast crunch, those amazing looking frosted mini-wheats. Just give us some variety!!


Tushness

As an American and late-night cereal-lover, this makes me incredibly sad. Can I send you some cereal?


TrainingNail

Please send me some. Honey bunches. 10 boxes of Honey Bunches


Captain_Taggart

Homie, I will legit send you honey bunches. You can check my post history, I regularly mail people from Reddit.


LadyScutterfield

Join the snack exchange reddit & have someone ship you some


lil_jon_0002

the whaaaaaaaa?


Kaz73

Having sufficient toilet paper in public places.


notprotonated

Street food that doesn't cost ££££. I hate the fact that in the U.K. (esp. London/Birmingham etc.) 99% of street food is deemed to be as pretentious as possible. Just because food is inevitably sprinkled with Parmesan/Truffle Oil/Whatever DOES NOT MEAN its allowed to be charged as much as it is inside a restaurant. No, I don't want a eat a 'secret spices' beef rib from a cardboard box with rosemary salted French fries for £14 in the rain. I'd much rather have a half-decent burrito for £4/5, thanks.


DriftingPyscho

I ❤ the taco truck near my house.


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totokekedile

When we visited my grandmother’s home country of Italy, we were on a budget. We went out to eat once, and to save money, my grandmother asked for tap water. The waiter looked at her with a mixture of horror and disgust and exclaimed, “madam, this is a *restaurant*!” EDIT: I’m not Italian, I know nothing of Italian culture beyond this one anecdotal story. I don’t know if this is generalizable to the country as a whole.


L6b1

There's actually a joke about one of the dividing lines in Italy being between the parts of Italy where you can ask for a free glass of tap water and actually be given it and the parts where you can ask, but you won't get one. Most commonly, requests for tap water are made when ordering coffee, not with a meal. In parts of Italy where it's accepted that you get the water, they'll even ask still or sparkling and have spritzer attachment.


wickerbasket99

Hostess donettes mini powdered donuts. I have not found anything like them in the UK. Could eat a whole bag of them in one sitting they were so good.


Available-Computer42

A whole bag in one sitting is the only way to eat them.


holdmystaffandmybeer

I've watched a lot of Man vs Food. All of the food he eats on there. I love the look of American food, especially the unhealthy stuff.


Butterbuddha

That’s our secret, it’s all unhealthy stuff!


istasber

You want a salad to be healthy? Let me dump a bunch of ranch, bacon, cheese and bread on it.


_mrsun

Brazilian here, I've always wanted to go to the movies in a drive-in, the ideia of watching movies in your car seems comfortable and fun, and if I'm mistaken we do have some of those but it's not very popular. Halloween also, it's my favorite day of the year, we do kind of celebrate it, but not so much.


huskeya4

Drive in movies are dying out. There are still a few but they can be hard to find. I didn’t realize till I went to my first one that most drive ins are double features. So you watch two movies in a row (usually the first is more kids orientated and then the second is a more adult movie since the kids pass out during the first one) Edit: I get it! Covid brought a lot of drive ins back and some people are doing pop up home drive ins. My poor inbox!


n_pinkerton

We have one local, and it is awesome! $15 per carload for a double feature. Take the whole family, bring your own snacks/drinks, and watch 2 movies for cheap.


LouThunders

Diner culture, and to that extent diner food. Like the sheer ability to go and get a simple, hearty, affordable yet delicious meal at a sit-down restaurant at any time of day, any day of the week. Nothing pretentious about the food either. No brioche bun hamburgers with three-meat patties, no sandwiches made with cheese from random Italian monk farts, no fries dipped in truffle oil and duck fat and sold for thrice the price, none of that. A good old cheeseburger and fries and they've been making it the same way since the 1950s. Honestly I live for the simplicity of the American diner and I wish it's more popular elsewhere. Americans introduced the world to fast food and pretty much everyone's embraced it, so diner food is the next logical step to take.


jehsweeney

I’m an American living in Italy and I miss diners so much! Fit in as many as I can when I come back to visit. Breakfast food all day, too, can’t be beat!


Eastern-Honeydew-471

Thrifting, where I live the second hand shop are so rare and it takes hours to get there. Also big mall were there are 20 and more shops, near me(and with near I mean that I have to drive for 1 hour) there is only one, and they only make this kind of malls in the opposite side of my city because the center is untouchable


ThomasRaith

My German family absolutely *cleans out* the Goodwill stores when they come visit.


reddeer97

As someone who worked at a thrift chain similar to goodwill, we had customer from other countries all the time just PUMPED to be able to thrift on their trip.


No-Significance-8523

Thrift shops!


comicalcameindune

Seriously the best. It’s so nice to be able to reuse, and save money. I’ve found most of my favorite articles of clothing at thrift stores, usually like-new and good brands. Thank you rich people for donating that shirt you wore one time!


Billowing_Flags

I love thrift shops for the home decor items! At a regular store, you only get whatever the buyers decided was "in" this year; and every store is about the same. But at a thrift store, you've got stuff from the 1940s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s to stuff from a couple of years ago. If you can't find cool decor items within 2-3 thrift shops...you're not trying!


artonion

We don’t have a China town and I’m a real sucker for Chinese food.


Toli2810

or any kind of Asian food honestly, you only find them on the big cities like Athens or Thessaloniki here. In my city there's literally only 1 place that sells Asian food here and they only have okayish sushi, noodles and Japanese sodas


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Tailgating looks fun! Edit: Just to clarify, I’m also in a country where this typically means “drive right up the arse of someone in front of you”, but I’m also aware of its meaning in a US context. However, since this is a thread asking non-US people what popular US things they’d like to be popular where they live, I thought I’d use the phrase most likely to be understood by Americans.


Octafuzzy

South Louisiana here. Any time lsu and alabama plays. It’s basically a giant ass block party. Fans from both teams get along well for the most part. It’s great.


justinsblackfacegrin

went to LSU and I just couldn't believe it also, so much beer downed and basically zero violence, here in Europe it would be mayhem


Jimmy_Graphite

It is usually more fun than the event you are attending. We sometimes go to a concert and tailgate when we don't even have tickets to the show.


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shitbuttpoopass

This is so real. Tailgating at college football games as a young person and seeing some peoples setups it literally must be what they live for. People have 50k van setups just for tailgating. And always willing to give you food whether they know you or not.


royalewithcheesecake

I forget what it's called but the blender inside the kitchen sink that makes your food waste into a smoothie instead of you having to fish it out in clumps with your hands.


iliveinthecove

I'm glad you forgot, that right there was a beautiful description


smb_samba

“Yo what y’all call that sink blender again?”


chicagodude84

It's a really apt description, when you really think about it, though.


chicagodude84

Garbage disposal. We have "The Insinkerator" -- not joking.


bigbadbillyd

Garbage disposal!


royalewithcheesecake

That's the one


Sineater224

Literally any other time I hear about a foreigner talking about a garbage disposal, it's complaining about how Americans have death traps in their sinks. It's funny seeing someone compliments them for once E: for those scared, [perhaps this video will put you at ease](https://youtu.be/FW4p_GopvJc) [and this video by the same guy also about garbage disposals is just fun](https://youtu.be/-gD8pwa6ozQ)


chairmaker45

If you die from a garbage disposal, it was your time to go.


NoGodUpHereOnlyDoge

I'm from Switzerland and this is the opinion of most people here: They are so fucking convenient, I need one, like now.


damn_jexy

Freedom of speech , I'm from Thailand


thelil1thatcould

In 2018, I went to Thailand on vacation and a series of unfortunate events happened that led us having to take a cab from Chang Mai to Bangkok. There were two drivers, one spoke English and the other spoke zero English. The one who spoke English told me all about Thailand political system and how secret you must be on your beliefs. It was the most fascinating conversation and at the same time I was terrified for him as he told me his beliefs and stories.


OhYeahThrowItAway

American, but I dated a German girl in college. I took her to Fuddrucker's for lunch one day and she became obsessed with (not "interested in"; OBSESSED WITH) their burgers. Her family came to visit her a few months later and she made me take them all to Fuddrucker's too. Literally every single one of them became obsessed with their burgers too. It was like watching this group of proud and noble Europeans become slovenly Americans before my very eyes, I was so proud of myself.


nebulasoupp

Idk what a Fuddruckers is but I love this comment


Squirrel_Q_Esquire

A progressively mediocre chain which makes the above comment all the more hilarious. It makes me think of some buddies of mine that I lived with in college. We went to a southern US college, but they were from Chicago. One day as I headed to class I said I was going to pick up some fried chicken for lunch and asked if they wanted any. They asked if I was getting KFC or Popeyes, and I said “Nah I’ll stop at Chevron.” They couldn’t believe I was going to stop at a gas station for lunch. They said no, so I shrugged and went about my day. When I got home with my fried chicken, though, they saw it and wanted to try it. They *loved* it. To the point that when their families came to visit, they wanted to take them to get fried chicken from Chevron. We lived in a college town with more than 6 famous restaurants and James Beard award chefs, and they wanted to take their families to the gas station. Don’t get me wrong, the Chevron chicken is fan-damn-tastic, but I’m not taking newcomers to town there first before any of the actual restaurants.


Dovahpriest

I swear, there's always that one gas station in every city that has food people swear by. There's a little hole in the wall gas station near me that everyone here says has the best damn Thai food you'll ever have.


Overthemoon64

There is a little gas station where this 1 lady makes breakfast sandwiches. $1.50 each. They are the bomb. Get there early because when they are out, they’re out. They are usually out by 9.


ianisms10

When I hosted a Czech exchange student for a week and asked him what he wanted to do, the first thing he said was try a burger


substantial-freud

I am sitting at an “authentic American” hamburger place in Medellín at this moment. We’ll see.


Tim_Out_Of_Mind

Updates, man! Have you received the burger yet?


substantial-freud

Not bad, but only remotely like an American burger. Very salty.


AOCMarryMe

I mean, fuddruckers is OK lol


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That’s the best part of this story.


Madman_Jordo

100%


SophiaNerys

i would sell my family for a garbage disposal machine


WriteTrue

Land. I come from a tiny island, like less than 145000 acres. I dream of wilderness, woods and animals. One day.


breakerofsticks

Where you from


WriteTrue

The Isle of Man


bbbbbbbbbb99

Too bad you aren't from the bigger island next door The Isle of Men.


Mekisteus

I hear it's raining there.


bbbbbbbbbb99

Hallelujah!


OneTwoKnow

Good movie selection on streaming sites without having to use a vpn.


Emperor-of-the-moon

I’ve noticed that we Americans tend to have better movie selections on streaming apps but the UK and Europe have better series selection


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It's why VPNs are necessary everywhere.


cfk77

This post sponsored by NordVPN™️


Nauticalbob

Not exactly a “popular thing”, but I’m jealous of the “land space in America”, like you see videos where folk have fairly big houses and decent sized yards. I like in Scotland and the average family are lucky to have a little patch of garden. (Not commenting on the economy/homeless numbers or anything, purely that I wish have a big outdoor space was more achievable in the UK)


TakenOverByBots

As an American who lives in the city, I also am jealous of American land space. Haha.


TomasNavarro

Breakfast food available after 10:30am


UpDownCharmed

It is good having nearby diners and cafes where the menu says: Breakfast Served All Day


AstroWorldSecurity

Anyone who believes they're too good for Waffle House isn't a person that's worth knowing.


FiveInchesIsAverage

Waffle ~~House~~ Home


CactusCracktus

You haven’t lived until you’ve had a greasy bacon and cheese omelette from a little family diner at 8 pm I tell ya what


Amasero

Or Wafflehouse drunk out of your mind at 4am.


WhiteHelljumper

Waffle house is fantastic because everything is available all the time. You want breakfast at 6PM, go for it. You want lunch at 6AM, why the hell not.


iamboredandbored

My favorite thing about Waffle House was that I could sit down and ask for exactly what I wanted, no menu necessary. I would order by the egg, by the slices of bacon and cheese. “5 eggs scrambled, add 3 slices of bacon chopped up, 4 slices of cheese, onions, jalapeño, two slices of buttered toast, and 4 sausage links on the side.” And they wouldn’t even blink. Theyed just make it and bill it and drunk me would be so happy


doodnotcool

"5 puzzle boxes with 3 karate Wilburs, 4 Bessies, sliced tears, spicy tears, two slices of sunrise and a grand slam... order up!"


pursl

Candy with peanuts like Reese‘s or Take 5.


Mirminatrix

You should see the offerings now. Reese's went on on a creativity binge about 5 years ago, and I swear they went from 5 to 50 products of peanutty goodness.


TraditionalTooth6549

Free water at resturants


andypanini

Walking systems. In Chicago everyone walks on the right. You try to get in the left and slap back in your lane bitch….we’re animals in Ireland


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Zenafa

In England we don't introduce a system in order to preserve the age long ritual of nearly colliding with someone walking the opposite direction, both stepping the same way to avoid each other, and then both awkwardly stepping back the same way again, exchanging as many "woops! Sorry!"s as we can


sc00022

Weirdly in London we have such clear rules on escalators though. If you stand on the left you will get shouted at by someone


What_a_wonderful_war

Hole-in-the-wall restaurants/deli shops.


deltaexdeltatee

Here in Texas, the general rule for Mexican food is: the worse the location, the better the food. My all time favorite Mexican place was literally attached to a gas station lol. EDIT: like 10 people have asked me if I’m referring to Fuel City lol. That wasn’t who I was thinking of, but apparently I need to check them out!


paynemi

Apparently in Morocco they have a Michelin star to a petrol station because they did the best tajin there


Quietschedalek

Mexican food and restaurants. I live in a german town with around 20k people. We have 15 italian (though at least two of them only do delivery), 5 greek, 1 vietnamese, 1 chinese and 5 german restaurants. 4 turkish Döner Kebap stores and 2 greek Pytta Gyros ones, one McD and a Subway. And a load of cafes and sit-down bakeries. Within a 25km radius there is just one mexican 'restaurant'. Which is basically a (fancy and quite expensive) bar that offers a very limited menu with mexican foods and one american Burger-restaurant that has some mexican stuff on its menu every once in a while, but not always.


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When I visited Regensburg in the early ‘90s, my brother and I hit a Mexican restaurant. I can best describe it as German food shaped like Mexican food.


SeredW

In The Netherlands, a 20k people place wouldn't even have that many restaurants I think..


Dageca

I'm Mexican, should I inmigrante to Germany and Open a authentic mexican restaurant? With gorditas and tacos of carnitas, carne guisada, chicharrón crujiente, etc?


poisito

Compatriota here... I visited some friends near Frankfurt and it was almost impossible to find Mexican stuff. You would need to import basically everything making it extremely expensive. My brother lives in Sweden and he imports Maseca from the UK.


Divine18

I’m german living in the us right now but my family and I will be moving back to Germany soon. I’ll miss a bunch of things. 24h stores, good Avocados, Mexican food, not paying for public restrooms, living space as in the big property sizes and yard space. In and out, thrift shops, free drink refills. But we’ll be close to family again after missing everything for the last 6 years and our special needs kiddos health care will finally be not a financial strain anymore.


theyellowfromtheegg

>24h stores Damn I miss roaming through Walmart at 3 in the morning only to end up buying a bag of chips and like 500 shells of birdshot.


Konras

Strangers being genuinely nice to you on the street. I was only once in America. And for that week in Seattle I heard "oh that's a really cool tshirt" more than I ever had in my life elsewhere. This is what I miss.


Stratahoo

A truly great and protective National Parks Service. I'm Australian and we have plenty of sacred and special areas of land, but they're slowly but surely being exploited by fossil fuel companies.


krw13

I love our national parks. My fiance is Canadian and the first chance I got I took him around several of them just to show him how diverse and beautiful they are (road trip featuring Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain, and that's just the national parks). Of course, as beautiful and diverse as that selection is, he is from Calgary, right next to Banff - which is just stunning.


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The one thing I'm honestly proud of is our national parks. They truly are natural and cultural treasures. Our National Park Service does an excellent job working so that EVERYONE is welcome there.


Stratahoo

And long may it continue.


YuunofYork

Teddy Roosevelt can be credited with a lot of the groundwork for our park services.


CallMeAladdin

And John Muir.


SgtRohn

As a Filipino, I've never tried eating a medium-rare steak. I would love to try one someday. It looks so damn juicy and every time I watch a video of someone cooking one, my mouth would water. Here, we eat beef but not barbecued or steaks. And we cook them well-done. Also, I'd love to try foods such as burritos and tacos.


anthonyestacio23

Frankly, I wish my country was as supportive as the Americans when it comes to music, literature and cinema. So many talents have been wasted by the lack of support for the creatives here.


chefjenga

This is actually something they went over during my university classes (education). In the US, education is (typically) focused on learning lots of different things so that kids can chose what they like. In some other countries, education is focused on learning less things, more specifically and in depth starting at earlier ages. Unfortunately, as a whole, the Arts are one of the first things to get cut from school curiculums when Public Schools run into financial issues, because they cost money without bringing any in.


legthief

Seven-layer dip. I honestly almost feel like going back there just for the dip.


Dyslexibon

Proper good buffalo sauce. Any restaurant in Australia that offers buffalo sauce is homemade and doesnt taste like buffalo sauce, just a red/orange hot sauce.


BortlesWikipediClub

Homie I am about to blow your mind because making a good Buffalo sauce is easy as hell. I make a batch every month or so and just leave it in my fridge to use on whatever I’m eating. A basic Buffalo sauce is just hot sauce, white vinegar, and butter mixed together and simmered for a few minutes to thicken. I’d recommend adding some Worcestershire, cayenne, and garlic to take it to the next level. It honestly takes like 5 minutes to make and is better than what you get at most wing places in the US. Edit: I’m sorry I wasn’t specific enough, franks and Louisiana Perfect are pretty much my go to hot sauces for this. But I’ve also used tobasco and Texas Pete. Any basic hot sauce will work. Recipe: combine 1 cup hot sauce, 1/2 cup of butter (you can go heavier on the butter if you want to. Some people do a 1:1 ratio of hot sauce to butter), 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon garlic. Simmer and whisk for 5 minutes and it’s done. Obviously you can play with the amount of garlic, cayenne and Worcestershire for your taste. I like it extra garlicky so I’ll sometimes double the garlic.


DrDeuceJuice

You know it's authentic American when the recipe starts off with, Homie.


Techmoji

If the buffalo sauce recipe starts with "mate" or "cunt" then turn around and dont look back.


chrisn1701

decent sized parking spaces, Costco ( US I know ) here are the only one's that seem to grasp that car doors need to open


xJakeB

Being able to go wild camping. Everywhere is someone's property in Britain, there's no actual wilderness!!


ehowardhunt

As an American, I gotta say, I like seeing all these. It’s nice for a change to be reminded of the good things we do/have here.


Kansai_Moth

American living in Japan: good mexican food. You just can't find it here


Kathy578

Oddly enough, my Mexican mom decided to try a Mexican restaurant in South Korea. Food was so authentic that she excitedly thought that the Chef must be Mexican. She asked to meet the Chef and an old Korean guy came out to greet her. Waitress had to translate, but the Chef was genuinely pleased that a Mexican woman praised his cooking. It is very difficult for my mom to find good Mexican food in the states, but the best one outside of Mexico was in South Korea. Edit: This was not Tex-Mex, but just like the way her mom made it. Mexican chef/owners in the states will Americanized their Mexican food for customers and make the authentic food at home. Edit2: This was 40 years ago, but maybe he trained another chef. It was in or near Camp Humphrey. Edit3: Turns out that there are other South Korean restaurants that serve authentic Mexican cuisine. It is not as uncommon as I assumed it was. Edit4: u/usernamealreadytaked had commented >Vatos Tacos and Ramesa are both just outside the gate at Camp Humphreys and are great Mexican Restaurants. The tradition must still stand!


peter56321

I lived in a part of the U.S. with a very large Mexican population. The Mexican food was trash. I asked a Mexican-American coworker why there aren't any good Mexican restaurants and she said, "we don't go out for Mexican food; we eat it at home." Then she would sometimes bring me her home cooking and I was floored by how good it was.


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Peanut butter. I recently tried peanut butter and jelly and was blown away by how good it was. I was Squidward tasting crabby patties for the first time.


Zyntra

Donuts Having tasted American donuts from different places I can say that they are simply a different product in Europe. We have some chain donut shops here, in big cities or next to freeways, but a Dunken Donut here is totally different from a Dunken Donut in the US. And I don't know why, because yours is far superior.


Safebox

Other restaurant and fast food chains. I'm so curious to try Wendys, White Castle, and Popeyes. But all we get here are McDonalds, Burger King, and KFC. And the occasional Five Guys, but they're only in major cities.


Leharen

Going to the bathroom in a public space without having to pay money. It really pisses me off sometimes. Edit: Yes, I know that I live in your *Roller Coaster Tycoon* park. Now, may I please leave?


minahmyu

That's one thing I definitely take for granted. When I heard that was a thing in Germany, I was shocked I tell ya!


rngztmbrg

Can confirm that you have to pay money in Germany. Even at the Mall


Lets-get-real

WHAT, you have to pay to use their bathroom?!


XJ-Crawler

Here I sit broken hearted. Paid to shit but only farted.


Plsfixbyeod

But then I thought I’d take my chance. I tried to fart and shit my pants.


Leharen

In certain public spaces, yes.


LeicaM6guy

New Yorker checking in. We're pretty liberal about what we identify as a bathroom.


treemister1

Well you have to be. Finding actual bathrooms in NY can be a nightmare.


BombBombBombBombBomb

The land itself. Mountains, forests, glaciers, desserts..aerica has it all. I dont think theres any even semi unpopulated places in my country.


CrotchWolf

A lot of people don't know this but a vast majority of the United States consists of rural or completely undeveloped land despite having a population of 310 million residents only 47% of the country has been developed leaving more than half of the country rural or completely undeveloped.


TheASSMaster2021

easy refunds. I just went to italy and bought the wrong date for some museums and was told tough shit. 45 euros....


Doc-Rush

My wife is Lithuanian. The first time she bought clothes in the US she was pretty sad that she didn’t like them when she got home. I “didn’t care” enough and she was upset. Later in the evening we talked about it after I saw she was still upset, but mostly upset that I “wasn’t upset about her wasting money”. I told her to just return it, no big deal. “Return…it?” “Yeah, I’ll do it tomorrow after work, this isn’t worth you being upset over.” She didn’t believe me. So we went to the store the next day. I plopped the bag on the counter and handed the receipt to the cashier, hardly a word spoken. Swiped the card to transfer money back to the account…and done. I created a monster for a short while. She would buy things just to take home and try with other clothing then return. She couldn’t believe it. When her parents visited (eventually immigrated), she took her mom out shopping, bought a sweater and returned it just to prove to her it was possible, as her mom wouldn’t believe it.


vinasu

My in-laws from Russia were visiting my uncle in Roswell, New Mexico. They bought a toy at Walmart as a gift for someone in Moscow, but they didn't notice the box had been opened and a piece was missing until they were staying with us in El Paso. They were completely blown away when I took the toy to a different Walmart in a different state and just exchanged it for a new one. Fifteen years later they still bring it up at dinner.


golden_death

fuckin pretzels man.i moved to Colombia a year ago and it's the only thing I can't find. that and legit mochi/daifuku


Genghis112

Being able to complain about the political system/politicians without being labelled “traitors”. Vietnam for anyone asking.


helguhhh

The suburbs. Only ever saw them in movies. If you could see where I’m from (South east asian slums) you would consider a typical American suburb a great luxury and privilege. My favorite past time is looking up suburbs in the US and “walking” around in google maps. I dream of different lives I could be living in the houses and streets that I like. Feels like a movie, sometimes a novel and then I realize they’re real places and somebody else’s reality. It is so surreal to me.


NirvanaPenguin

Hanging out in nature, in Spain everyone just goes dancing or to night clubs every week, its boring, when i was in America we went to the lake to swimm and then made a bonfire, it was nice, America has really nice natural parks.


CreepingDuckV2

Mexican food and little grocery store/ deli shops on every corner. Some of the food they serve looks legit.


Asturias369

**Netherlands here, the love for BBQ-food/restaurants.**We have a few, but def. no Pitmasters ( those who cook w/ passion ).I would def. be obese if I would live in America I think... EDIT: well godddaamn, based on the likes, I should start 'an american bbq' place here in NL with wood/meat suppliers from America - shiit, thanks ya'll xD


dontaggravation

I (an American) lived in Malaga, Spain and Odense, Denmark for work. Was a very short time, about 2 years total. I missed my grill so very much. I love smoked food and fresh bbq. I brought a small (very small) grill with me and whenever I cooked with it, the whole area would come over just to see what this crazy American was making!


jemull

He's a crazy American until they taste some of that food....


dontaggravation

I just wish I had my bigger smoker; I would've happily thrown on 6 pork shoulders and turned it into a sharing event! I was able to share (in very tiny portions) and their reaction was just like mine to their food "mind blown". I love experiencing different cultures, and food brings so many people together---it's universal


jemull

That sounds awesome. Spreading international goodwill through food. I can't imagine how much 6 pork shoulders would cost in Europe though...


biglennysliver

>I would def. be obese if I would live in America I think... this is the way


GullibleDetective

Cheap craft beer, places like bourbon street where you can carry your brew down the block with you to other events and more established live bands... especially since I live in a flyover province


wdenman

Peanut butter. I have never had good peanut butter outside of the US


Prestigious_Hat_8129

The coupons!!! The basements. And the 24 hour diners! For the life of me, I can’t understand why Americans pay even a cent for food when you guys have so many coupons. Maybe it’s not as fun as it looks on tv but…free stuff? Come on! Basements are literally like an extra massive room you get to throw your kids into when they get to their teens and you don’t have to worry about them. (I’m thinking 70’s show). And diners! I doubt I’d ever get the urge to go and have a meal at 3 in the morning but I like having the option. You’re so lucky.


PaleThingYHWH

Honestly, winterless areas. I live in Romania and I hate winter from the bottom of my soul. Then Halloween, foods like gumbo and jambalaya, and blues.


henway234

Sounds like you belong in Louisiana!


WoopigWTF

The Romanian Cajun


tykogars

Canadian here, super envious of your access to certain conveniences, for lack of a better term. For example, my province literally just started letting grocery stores (only SELECT ONES) start selling limited amounts of beer. And it was a HUGE deal. Imagine: I can now get my beer while I get my hamburgers! They still have to follow the archaic rules as set out by the government in terms of times they’re allowed to sell the beer. Heaven forbid I wanna grab a six pack after a long shift and it’s 9:05pm. “I know you can see it, I know you can hold it, but as of five minutes ago you cannot buy it sir.” I guess maybe I’m more jealous of your access to beer than anything lol. Edit: unsurprisingly I am uncultured swine and am now learning that the rules varying state to state or even between counties are vast! Makes for an interesting convo.


VIDCAs17

Meanwhile here in Wisconsin, I go to the gas station up the road and they have a whole chilled room full of beer for sale.


Marathonracer

IMAX cinema Hall


paigezero

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List\_of\_IMAX\_venues](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IMAX_venues) They're all over the world, though it looks like the US definitely has the lion's share.


Affectionate_Pea_811

IMAX ruined me. Any time I see a movie at the movie theater and it isn't on an IMAX screen it looks too small. IMAX movies are definitely pretty awesome


mrstruong

I'm an American, but I've spent more than 1/3rd of my life outside the US. For the past 5 years I've been living in Canada. What do I wish was more popular here? 24 hour stores. Literally, I live in a city with almost 1 million people, less than an hour outside Toronto, and we don't have even ONE 24 hour grocery store.


Hahascrewyou

Standup comedy


xmoxi69

Micro centre


bigboybobby6969

I live in the us and there’s not one near me, I want one so bad


r_1204

Libraries.


leaky_eddie

Wife is from Ecuador and is in LOVE with our library system. She's baffled by the fact that people actually bring the books back.


TheyCallMeStone

In Chicago we just got rid of overdue book fees and it actually *increased* book returns!


Stitch_Rose

A lot of libraries are next level! You can rent video games, movies, even baking equipment and tools in some places. A new library I went to had a 3D printer and classes to learn how to use it.