Here, in Spanish, are the 25 things which an American visitor found odd about Spain. Briefly:-
- Everyone smokes
- There are bars everywhere
- People have social security and can see a doctor without private medical insurance
- There are red-haired Spaniards
- No one has a clothes-drier
- Names are confusing. A Spanish tortilla is not the same as a Mexican tortilla.
- Everyone still has their friends from childhood
- There are a lot of car and taxi lanes
- There are lots of older people. 'It could be these are hidden away in the USA'.
- There are lots of small shops. And no Walmart.
- Plane tickets are very cheap. And public transport works well.
- There are various official languages in daily use.
- The check-out people in the supermarkets are sitting down!
- The Spanish pronounce US brand names totally differently from English speakers [Witness the audio]
- Every city has its own saint and virgin
- Joder is used here much more than fuck in the USA
- Spaniards have an awful lot of public holidays and vacation time.
- In many places in Spain, people turn to look at a black person
- Clothes are very cheap. Zara is an expensive store in the USA
- There are no such things as bank (savings) books - libretones - in the USA
- Football is practically a religion here
- There are jamones hanging in bars!
- There is a much greater variety of meat and seafood than in the USA
- The people are much more liberal and open than in the USA. They easily accept other people. Your origin is not so important here.
Of course, this list says rather more about the USA and its differences with every European country than it does about Spain.
So . . . someone's parents raised a semi-literate.
Finally . . . A nice comment on President Trump, from my elder daughter:-