Now for the Ridiculous ( mostly involving, ahem, restrooms and related subjects):
1) Paying to Pee in Paris. A large bladder would be a distinct advantage for any European traveler since public restrooms are few and far between. We did find this restroom in a park, which Analise claimed was discriminatory since they charged more for stalls than for urinals!
2)Likewise in Rome, if you need to answer the call of nature you must hunt for a bar or cafe, then politely buy something if they let you use the facilities. This ended up costing way more than the stalls in Paris since I purchased an orange soda for 3.50 Euros, or about 8 bucks...choke cough.
3)Isn't Paris supposed to be known as the "City of Lights"? Well, from our balcony, it looked like Paris is the City of Pigeon Poo. The neighbors liked to feed pigeons apparently, and everytime we stepped out, a cloud of pigeons took flight leaving their gifts behind!
4) So, hope your not tired of this subject, the best is yet to come! While we were at Lisbon for preps, we were served snails. Analise and I politely refused. Ethan was trying to be more cosmopolitan, so he dug in, no holds barred. After devouring a plateful, someone explained to him that you need to clean the bits of dangling excrement off the end of each snail before you eat it.......he didn't want any more after that!