It's the little things that bring on the biggest culture shock sometimes. Like the windows over here. They are awesome and can be configured to be open at the top or opened by the side. They just seem neat until you see there are no screens, which is weird.
And the toilets. Rather than a latch there's a little paddle built into the wall or the back of the toilet that you press on. The toilet in the hotel flushes by way of pressing a little oval right above the seat. (It's perfectly situated to reach back and hit with your elbow while sitting on the toilet, so I suspect it was designed by a woman.) Still, it's just this odd little difference between here and the US.
And then there's the train station newstand. We took the train into Trier to see the Porta Nigra today, and the train station newstand had comic books. Not Archie comics mind you, but All-Star Superman and X-Men issues and Captain America trades. And the one in the Market Square had an entire rack of Manga, like you'd see at a bookstore.
Now, maybe I've just been unlucky but when was the last time you saw comics at a train station or airport newstand in US?