Feeling like a good hot spiced wine at noon in a friendly crowd of loudly-spoken locals? Feeling like a Bratwurst with a sour kraut? Feeling like Mozart?
If you are traveling in early January, go to Italy for big sales (Florence has 50% off on its impeccable leather.)
If traveling oversees with a grand plan to rent a car, here are a few “inside” notes on how to interpret the local “rules”:
Barcelona – would accept your driver’s license but would not guarantee that you will be fine when stopped by a local police (try to explain the identity of your passport.)
Germany – it is all about the way you say Guten Tag and auf Wiedersehen, but Germans are nice…usually.
Italy – what? What license? Go, drive and enjoy!
Greece – I don’t really care; just don’t run over my donkey!
Read more on individual cities and countries in the blog.