When one first arrives to Europe, the first thing that might be surprising and interesting is the abundance of public transit. European countries have had a long time to implement their transit systems, and the scale of the cities allow for some very efficient and inspiring methods of transit.
One of the factors that drew me to Germany for my study abroad experience was its location. Germany shares boarders with various countries, and I want to see the world. I want to experience other cultures, other foods, meet other people, etc. The real question is not where I am going to travel, but how am I going to affordably get there?
You name it, I have taken it. I even had the opportunity to acquaint myself with the waterbus while I was in Venice. Public transportation has to be one of the coolest experiences I had while overseas.
San Diego has many qualities for which it is renowned globally. The weather is perfect year round, though the resulting drought is less than enjoyable. Our beaches are wide and welcoming. The range of indoor and outdoor activities is enticing for all age groups. The laid-back attitude of the natives makes visitors feel at home.