Many Americans dream of visiting Europe, but when they finally arrive, they can’t believe the differences between the two regions. They comprehend that it’s not one ubiquitous country and that everything isn’t the same as in the U.S. So today, we’ll look at things Europeans do that Americans just don’t understand.
It’s important to remember that these points apply to some European countries but not all of them. It’s simply fascinating to see what Americans must adapt to when they visit the continent. From public nudity in Spain to leaving babies outside in Denmark, join us on this wild cultural journey below.
Americans don’t understand why Europeans begin drinking so young. First, most Europeans can legally drink alcohol when they turn 18. This means they’re imbibing liquor for three years before their U.S. counterparts. Meanwhile, Belgium and Germany allow drinking for ages as low as 16 for low-alcohol content beverages.
There’s also a different attitude toward underage drinking. Law enforcement won’t arrest kids like they do in America. The worst thing is that they’ll confiscate the drinks and pour them away. Furthermore, some European parents will give their children diluted wine at the dinner table (via Drink Aware).