- bread is not served with butter
– salad is served at the end of the meal, only with oil and vinegar and sea salt
– coffee is 1 euro inside the coffee shop, 5 euros if you sit outside at a table
– salami, cheese, and dessert are served at breakfast along with yoghurt, cereal, and fresh fruit
– bottled water with gas or no gas
– in Rome cars, buses and motorcycles turn two lanes into five
– centre lines and zebras (crosswalk lines) are only suggestions
– hotels may supply towels and half shower doors, but no face cloths.
– limoncello and grappa over gelato
Even bigger things
- air conditioning and heat are regulated and are turned on and off at predetermined times.
– many ATMs do not display messages in English and if your card is not recognized, you have less than 30 seconds to remove it of it will be sucked back in and lost forever.
–high-speed Internet is something you install yourself
- a toy store window displays toy soldiers with swaztikas and other Nazi garb
– a wine store displays a brand of wine with labels bearing the likenesses of Hitler, Mussolini, and Che Guevera in the window
– The Vatican owns 67% of the western world’s art. The Vatican museum is over 4 miles long and has much of it’s collection is stored in it’s archives.
– St. Peter’s