The flight back to Germany was very smooth and we were welcomed back here by Thomas and Iris. Of course we talked about our time in the USA and in this way also compared a little bit the experiences with the culture and with people here in Europe and there in America.
I already said that I liked it very much in the states that people are generally happier. They are more friendly and seem to take things more easy than people do here in Germany. Here I often feel that people tend to be negative and like to show that they are not well and that something is wrong in some part of their life.
I have spent more time in Europe than in the USA, so my experience for America is based on the last three months there. And in that time I felt very often that people are very positive. Even though they, too, are in a financial crisis and have health problems and many more difficulties, they get up in the morning and are happy. They have a positive attitude and they show it to their surrounding. This helps of course and feels nice.
Now I smell the food that Thomas, Iris and Yashendu are preparing in the kitchen and I remember that if I compare the food quality here and in the US, I have to say that I like it more in Europe. Vegetables are fresher, in packed things there are often not that many artificial ingredients and they don’t use sugar in everything. But of course, we also cooked our own food in America so we had delicious meals there, too. And now I am hungry and will go to have dinner. We are also very tired after the flight so we will go to bed soon today.