No matter how much travel I do, I guess I return from every trip with a range of new impressions and thoughts. Certainly there were aspects of our most recent trip that provided me with “food for thought”.
In my case, I’ve concluded that as I age, travel becomes harder on the body, even in what ought to be “comfort”.
One thought that occurred to me in London is that the rules for pedestrians there seem to differ from ours. I’m not sure if these “rules” are actually what the law states, but there it seems that so long as the pedestrian keeps out of the way of vehicles, they’re free to walk almost everywhere.
Even “red man” traffic lights seem to be “advisory” only, although woe betide the pedestrian that gets in the way of a vehicle! That’s an invitation to be shouted at. In fact, some intersections don’t have red and green men (even though there are stop lights for vehicles) and leave it to the pedestrian to decide when to cross, when the traffic stops.
Different “rules” are fine, it’s just a matter of getting used to them – and remembering to adjust when arriving home!