I am embarrassed to be an American today. We are a cancer on the world. I have witnessed interactions between Americans and the native French and Swiss folks that make me want to hide my passport.
No wonder the French get the reputation for being ugly. They have every damn right to do so when they are constantly invaded by arrogant Americans who assume the whole world should operate exactly as they believe it should, instead of conforming to local norms.
When you are a guest in someone’s house, you behave as such. Why does that not extend to a foreign country people? Why do Americans not research a little bit about customs and language of the places they visit instead of going in, guns blazing, expecting everyone to conform to your own expectations?
I am at risk for turning this into a rant. Granted, not everyone is a moron when they travel, and I am constantly learning new things as I go, but sometimes the attitudes I see displayed are despicable.
Even more seriously, McDonalds is another cancer that has spread everywhere. Absolutely no country is safe. It must be cut out or it will kill us all! I am willing to hear ideas on how to accomplish this.
Above is Scorch enjoying the view at dinner, overlooking the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland. Below, Scorch is chowing down on the fondu. Good dragon!