Hmm, it would be far more interesting if people could give a few impressions of their visits.
Anyway, I’ve been to most of the states. The commercial culture is pretty much the same all over. But get off the beaten path and there’s a fair bit of variety in people, landscapes, etc.
Ontario, Canada. The people remind me of folks in the upper midwest in the U.S. Generally quite nice.
Germany. Businesslike place. Went to the Hofbrauhaus in Munchen (Munich) with a half-dozen friends. We ordered beer and the barmaid brought 'em all to us in one go, gigantic steins 3 or 4 each hand. Strong girl, wouldn’t want to get belted by her. We were polite.
Switzerland. Very neat and picturesque everywhere. The Swiss are rather blase about visitors, of which they get many many. Beautiful scenery. Bought a cuckoo clock, doesn’t everybody?
Austria. Maybe my favorite. Like Switzerland but more easygoing. A lot of Italianate Baroque architecture. I’ll never forget the gorgeous blonde barmaid in Innsbruck. Why? She had the hairiest goddam legs ever. First time I saw a girl with unshaven legs, you won’t see THAT in the USA! Oh yeah, first time I ever got stinkin’, falling-down, swear- it- off- forever drunk was in Bregenz, that memory isn’t quite so clear.