August 31, 2011

Impressions of the US

Back stateside, from the Netherlands, several things jump out: Drivers are nicer. Electrical and telecom wires are strung on poles along the streets, not stuffed underground. Toilet paper is softer. Cars are HUGE.

At first, cars didn't seem all that large, but it turned out to be an optical illusion: the highway lanes are also significantly larger here than in Holland, and most of the cars on the road fit nicely in those lanes. Then CelloMom spotted a Toyota Prius, and realised that it looks, frankly, small. In contrast, on Dutch highways it would be firmly in the middle of the size range of personal cars.

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