Real bath and hand towels rather than camp towels.
A familiar shower that doesn't require shower shoes.
A pillow with your own hair on it as opposed to someone else's.
Healthy, not-sore muscles.
Complimentary water at restaurants.
Walking into a place and knowing you will hear a familiar language.
Reliable internet sources.
One menu per person at restaurants as opposed to one menu per seven people and quickly sharing.
Heaters. For the love of cold it's cold here.
Texas heat (yes I just said that).
This is just a small list that we talked about today and we will likely add to this as the next 3 days go on bit it is interesting to see the differences between what we see and a custom at home and the reality of the customs here. I know that all of us will go home with a new sense of our American tendencies and maybe be a little more conscious of the little and large luxuries we enjoy at home in Texas.
And here is a list of things I would change and bring back with me as a custom in the U.S:
Large pastries for breakfast.
Fresh squeezed orange juice.
Low preservative foods.
About 10 euro (13-15 USD) for a large 3 course meal AND wine, beer, soda, or water.