Are ice cold beverages an American thing? In my two weeks of traveling around the world, I began asking just that question.
You see, first, I started to notice that refrigerators in lounges didn’t seem to be that cold.
Don’t get me wrong, I noticed this in the past in Bali’s airport lounge and other lounges throughout Asia, but I had always just assumed it was just poor refrigeration, not actually intended.
Well, an observation from my father, on his first trip to Asia gave me pause. Could the desire for an ice cold beverage be primarily an American thing?
In fact, in Europe, folks have posed the same question.
So I ask, is the desire for an ice cold beverage, purely an American concept?