Americans Share 30 Things They Didn’t Realize Were American Until They Went Abroad

It’s always interesting to travel around the world and experience new cultures and traditions that may be extremely different from what you believe to be the “norm”. And even though most of the time these cultural difference spark nothing more but a delightful surprise, there are some differences that are difficult for people to wrap their heads around.

Have you ever thought that there are things that only your country does but seems that everybody else doesn’t really understand it at all? Well, according to this askredit thread, Americans definitely have this problem. After getting asked “What is something you didn’t realize was typically American until you went abroad?”, people flooded the post with an endless list of customs that nobody else in the world would consider to be normal. From garbage disposals and free public bathrooms to extreme portion sizes, Americans like to do things their own way.

Scroll down to read these answers and don’t forget to share your delightful cultural differences in the comments!


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