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35 Things You Appreciate About America After Living in Europe

Netflix, Solo cups, personal space, pizza delivery, and the U.S. dollar, to name a few.

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4. Iced Coffee

Naturally, life sans ice means life sans iced coffee. Leisurely sipping on a cold coffee drink isn't really a thing in Europe. It's all about the espresso shots.

6. Driving a Car

As practical and useful as public transportation is, sometimes you just want to roll your windows down and jam out on your way to work in the morning, in the privacy of your own vehicle.

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16. Law & Order: SVU Marathons

Admit it, the opening narration is like music to your ears. "In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous..."

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30. Drinking Fountains

They're probably unsanitary anyway, but walking everywhere sure can make you thirsty, and water fountains are rare in Europe, even in museums and monuments.

32. Screened Windows

In Europe, when you open your window to let in a nice breeze, you accept that you are letting in whatever else might be out there, bugs and birds included.

35. The USD

It all comes back to the dollar, dollar bill, y'all. The USD/EUR exchange rate is not in our favor. And all that loose change gets heavy! There are eight different euro coins currently in circulation, as opposed to the four we use in the United States (five, if you include the half-dollar).

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