A short summary of all the weird, funny and sad things I discovered during my 4-month-trip across the United States. Small and big oddities. Things to laugh about, things worth crying for, things to think about. America through the eyes of a German with a German-American heart. Be aware: this text probably contains irony.
In Germany you’re fueling, going into the gas station and pay (mostly cash because we’re still living in 1970 when it is about digitization). In the US (when you’re having a foreign credit card!) you’re going to the check-out, guess how much gas you might need, prepay, go back, fuel, discover that it’s not enough or too much and go back to the check-out to get more fuel or money back. But besides that the gas is ridiculously cheap like $2,50 per gallon. In Germany it’s around $4 per gallon or even more. So: Eat in Germany, head over the US and drive around!
Police sirens, gunfire, thunder. Roland Emmerich is riding on a Batmobil right on Times Square while a young white lady is robbed in the subway and thrown from a skyscraper afterwards. I have no idea why American people produce American movies like that about their American cities.