European's FIRST IMPRESSIONS of TEXAS
Howdy, y'all! Wait... is that how you say it? 😂 My first days travelling through the USA have both satisfied the fantasy of the American road-trip, and opened my eyes to some completely new lessons. From Laredo, to Amarillo, this is my experience of Texas!
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All Comments (21)
It’s actually kind of nice to see someone being enthusiastic about the U.S. these days. Thanks for this.
As a Texan, I love this! I would have loved to have seen you experience Central and Northeast Texas some, but as you said, Texas is BIG! I can just imagine you experiencing a Buckee's! Good luck on your travels. I found your channel purely by accident, but I'm a subscriber now and will gladly follow along on your adventures.
"Seeing nuance is the most underrated super power."
It's fun to watch you experience Texas. Half of my family lives there, and I used to. I'll always miss it.
I grew up traveling and it changes your perspective on life. God bless and keep you safe. As a grandmother and a fellow adventurous person, I feel compelled to say: lock your doors, keep your wits about you, and have a fantastic time!
I love and get a kick out of seeing your excitement and appreciation of simple Americana things. You have a humble loving heart that allows you to love and appreciate so openly and genuinely! Loving your journey alot, I'm so envious of you! You are headed to a place where I have worked for 7 yes and had become my second home. I'm a seafood processor. You liked the same cereal that I liked as a kid!
I was born and grew up in Canada. In my early 30s, I received a job offer from the US and wound up spending a few years working down in Texas. I admit that I moved there with MANY pre-conceptions. It was a formative experience for me. Today, 20 years later, I still strongly believe that Texans are some of the most welcoming and kind people I've ever met. I was treated by co-workers like family during Thanksgiving and Christmas and many of the friendships I made there persist to this day.
Native Texan from Houston and I'm not at all confused by European accents. But I can tell you for sure it was the "still' that had them confused. We do in fact have sparkling water in Texas lol. You go out of the cities in Texas though, west or east really, and the local dialects become pretty distinct. Its quite different if you go to Dallas, Houston, or Austin. Speaking of which, I'm suprised she didn't stop in Austin. She would have felt quite at home! I mean that in a good way.
"In a world where our differences become our identities, we need to focus on finding common ground." So beautifully said.
If you ever get the chance you really need to do an all Texas roadtrip, because Texas is a whole country within itself. Beaches, swamps/marshes, pinney woods, hill country, mountains, deserts, to the flat plains/prairies. You just saw a small fraction of what Texas really is, and there is just so much more to enjoy/explore.
It would be like me visiting Poland, starting out in Swinoujscie and driving down to Walbrzych on my way to Greece. Making it hard to know what Poland is really like from that small trip.
I'm just saying you are traveling through a small (albeit long section) of mostly rural prairie/plains part of Texas. Come back and visit and stay awhile. You won't be disappointed.
Good luck on the rest of your journey and adventures.
I'm glad you're doing this trip. I've been told the same as I start my backpack trip around the world in January.
She truly couldn’t have camped with a more authentic Texan family! Love it ♥️
I'm a native Texan and that drive thru bit cracked me up 😂 I relate to the struggle 😂
The amount of pride I feel to see you having a blast and enjoying Texas for what she is. I've grown up in the plains region of Texas and I would always complain about how flat and boring it is, but your excitement has reminded me of just how beautiful the plains are.
Good for you for making this trip!
I'm from Texas, and I was 30 years old when I went to Europe for the first time. That was the first time I had ever heard someone refer to water as "still" water. Like a hick, I was like, "well, what was it before?" 😄
Love your comment on finding common ground. Those folks in the campgroud were very nice. Also the fellow said get a gun, May be difficult because laws are different from state to state. Also crossing borders with guns can be an issue. Some YouTube women who travel alone have a dog which I think you did that already. Love the Diner. Makes me want to do route 66. I have been on portions in Illinois.
So about the drive thrus, its pretty interesting. America is huge, meaning that to get to point A to point B you have to either have a car or horse, and because Americans are always on the go to work or other places that is where drive thrus come in handy. Some drive thrus even let you order on horseback.
I have met many people in Texas that are wonderful people. Like she said I would worry for my kids doing this trip and now I will worry for you!
Not sure if anyone answered the pickup truck question around 10:29 but here goes. The US is a truly work-based country (honestly overworked with not many off days compared to other countries) so many people have larger cars that can be used for both personal and work related needs. It also explains the need for drive throughs in non-food related circumstances as many people are always on the go
"We're not living in here this is just camping."
"We have our own house."
Hilarious. She thought they lived in their RV.
As a fellow Texan we’re glad you’re enjoying your time in our beautiful state. Safe travels.
When I finished my undergraduate degree I backpacked around Europe for several months. I applaud you for being so adventurous and open-minded to take a trip like this. America has different cultures as you travel from state to state and region to region much like the different cultures I experienced traveling across Europe.