Ignoring Similarities Insults My Intelligence

Once upon a time I visited the University of Antwerp.  Here’s a picture from while I was on the move:

It looks just like an American college.

The ivy is dead.  Too bad…

If I hadn’t told you the school’s location, you might not have identified its location.  Actually, it looks like a lot of American campuses, except they obviously don’t spend exorbitant sums on landscaping.

When you’re traveling, don’t just pass through the things that look like the same old boring thing from home.  You can learn a lot by noticing the similarities in different countries.

By the same token, you can also learn from the differences in things that look the same.  For example, McDonald’s sells beer in Germany.

Prost!

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13 thoughts on “Ignoring Similarities Insults My Intelligence

  1. True. The twin towers in Malaysia look similar on the outside. You have to go inside each one to know the difference. One is built by south Korean consortium and other is built by Japanese consortium. 🙂

  2. Oh yes and McDonalds in Hong Kong used to have mango milkshakes. You know what stunned me on my second trip to Europe? Half timber buildings are NOT fake. Sounds dumb, but there it is….

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