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    When she entered the US after driving the length of Mexico, she was detained by Homeland Security for hours and grilled about all the entries in her passport. She was humiliated, angry, and almost crying. In the next video, she had spent an afternoon with a bunch of middle aged rednecks, drinking beer and cooking and eating Texas barbecue. They were the first non governmental folks she spent time with and they were wonderful.
    This video was six months later.
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    Default Re: A European Millennialís view of the U.S.

    Started a career and a family, and then just... decided to drop all commitments?

    She is not a millennial, millennials have some degree of responsibility
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    To be fair, IME most Homeland Security personnel are power tripping pricks to all non USA citizens. So I hope she didn't take it too personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WszystekPoTrochu View Post
    Started a career and a family, and then just... decided to drop all commitments?

    She is not a millennial, millennials have some degree of responsibility
    She got married young and got divorced. No kids. Had a job which she hated and lived in London which she also hated and it led to major depression. Quit the job and started her own thing which has been fairly successful. I fail to see what's irresponsible. She has the whole freedom is having no attachments thing which I find a little immature. Probably an age appropriate stage for her though.

    She makes a good point about good quality food being more expensive in the US than Europe. I thought it was funny her talking about driving across the US like she's now seen the country. She went from Texas to Montana with a few other western states thrown in. It's such a small slice of American culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyD from BC View Post
    To be fair, IME most Homeland Security personnel are power tripping pricks to all non USA citizens. So I hope she didn't take it too personally.
    She might have been some sort Aye-Rab Al-Quaeda towelhead terrorist! You just never know — gotta be careful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    She might have been some sort Aye-Rab Al-Quaeda towelhead terrorist! You just never know ó gotta be careful
    I don't envy their job they sure as hell do have to be careful. I guess polite is optional. lol

    Now that you mention that gal there has brown eyes so do I, I guess we must get sent to the Al-Quaedy line for some extra love n attention

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    I've been watching her channel for awhile now. She drove all the way to Prudhoe Bay (in September/October) then back down into Baja before her visa ran out. She's been all over the world. I can't blame a young person for following their dreams. In one of the videos she mentions reading about her grandfather's travels across Africa in the 60's being why she chose to do this stuff. Being a father of four, I think she's a great example of how one should live their life. Especially during their 20's (she's 31). If you don't do it then, the chances of you ever getting to do it become vanishingly smaller as the years go by. She found a way to do what she wants in life while earning a living. That's an admirable trait in anyone, at any age.

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    Had she been able to see Chicago, NYC, Boston, etc. She would have seen public transit, pedestrians, bicyclists etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WszystekPoTrochu View Post
    Started a career and a family, and then just... decided to drop all commitments?

    She is not a millennial, millennials have some degree of responsibility
    Millennial is an age , not a culture. If you're in your 30s, you're a millenial.
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    Default Re: A European Millennialís view of the U.S.

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    American border guards are the most unfriendly power-tripping jerks of any border I've ever crossed. And I'm a us citizen.

    It is such a miserable welcome home after traveling, or first impression for foreigners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    American border guards are the most unfriendly power-tripping jerks of any border I've ever crossed. And I'm a us citizen.

    It is such a miserable welcome home after traveling, or first impression for foreigners.

    I got a Canadian border guard to laugh once.

    I was crossing into Canada at Niagara Falls at about 2 or 3 AM on my way back to Ann Arbor from. . . Vermont, maybe?

    She checked my papers (well, driver's license), asked me about how long I planned to be in Canada and if I would be leaving anything in Canada.

    I answered, "About 3 or 4 hours, and only exhaust fumes."

    That got me a good laugh and a "Have a good trip!"

    Re-entry into the USA at Windsor? That was another matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Had she been able to see Chicago, NYC, Boston, etc. She would have seen public transit, pedestrians, bicyclists etc.
    Coming from Europe, I'm pretty sure she has already seen more of that than the entire U.S. can offer in all its cities combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Re-entry into the USA at Windsor? That was another matter.
    At the Windsor crossing on the Canadian side as long as you have sailing stickers on your auto, you are good to go . . . .

    Well, that happened to me once, so it must be a thing !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    American border guards are the most unfriendly power-tripping jerks of any border I've ever crossed. And I'm a us citizen.

    It is such a miserable welcome home after traveling, or first impression for foreigners.
    I've had my share of experiences with those people, they're a real disincentive to anyone wanting to go and visit the USA.

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    Default Re: A European Millennialís view of the U.S.

    And Massachusetts drivers...

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    I did once say that yes, I had been on a farm.

    I never made that mistake again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    I did once say that yes, I had been on a farm.

    I never made that mistake again.
    what does being on a farm signify?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    what does being on a farm signify?
    You could be introducing diseases into the Minnesota orange crop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    You could be introducing diseases into the Minnesota orange crop.
    Nicely put. I spent a wasted hour at JFK before being released to infect the fields and groves and cattle of Manhattan in January.
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    She’s right about Dodge Ram pickup drivers.

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    Default Re: A European Millennialís view of the U.S.

    The UK Dodge Ram drivers I have met seem to be "Up yours mate" morons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    She’s right about Dodge Ram pickup drivers.

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    Must be accustomed to BMW's

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    I got jumped by a drug sniffer dog at Dulles. Thinking OH AH, trouble. His handler then apologised for the dog's enthusiasm. No prob. ( He wasn't pointing, literally leaped at me.)
    Entering Canada by road, very hostile attitude from the female border person.
    Then, in Virgina, pulled over on a road. Police wanted my ID. I handed over my licence, explaining that: I was British, living in Portugal, driving my US wife's car .
    He looked at my Portuguese licence, said he didn't know which way up to try and read it, wished us a good day and waved us on.

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