Not to mention that unlike America, everybody else in the world does not own a car.
For the first time really in my life i have had a lot of exposure to people from other parts of the world. I have to admit that I am fairly ignorant of how daily life is in other countries. This of course is true for most Americans. I recently had the joy of having an instructor that was born in India and lived in England and Ireland and an instructor from Saudi Arabia. Speaking with them was an eye opener for me.
It certainly has motivated me to actually look into the daily life of people outside of the states. I'm now looking forward to visiting Europe and the UK more than ever.