Travel, How Long to Walk a Mile?
i am letter carrier, i walk 8 to 10 miles a day, so i can walk all day with no problem, lol
I bet money, you walk a lot more than 8 to 10 miles. The problem here, is in Europe you may have to walk three to four miles in one jaunt with your luggage. Going to one country, could be easy, going to eight countries could be a long walk, quite by accident.
You have often told of your practice to greet everyone. Sounds like that doesn't work so well in Eastern Europe. Just like in the US, some people think you are up to something when you greet a stranger. Not in really small town but in urban and many suburban situations. Are you going to continue greeting people in places that seem to be unreceptive or adjust according to their norms?
I will still recommend people say hello, nod head, make eye contact in all countries. Yet, it is not Eastern Europe, more I would call Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia still part of Western brain mentality. I traveled Eastern, and they are much more friendly than Germany, France, Spain, etc. I call saying hello in Czech Republic "Breaking Their Face." Same as in China, I break their face. Trying to get them to break their sullen, depressed, disgust off their faces. Everyone on the planet wants to say words like "Peace, Love, Freedom, Equality," but few really see that a hello is peace, but i will continue to encourage people, maybe one day they will realize that we must open a door of conversation to be friends. So, maybe we can get California, and New York to lead our American culture. LOL, I am fishing for friends, maybe fisher of men. I do believe low self esteem is growing like rampant in the highest developed countries, while the super poor are super high self-esteem. Fun stuff, but sort of irrelevant until a person practice never-ending introspect, and put a moral decision on our action. There is nothing immoral about saying hello to a person, with a friendly tone of voice, Yet, body language in Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Slovakia say, "We hate people." Yet, people love these countries because they drink beer like an alcoholic, and most people in highly developed countries seem to need beer to break their faces.