One of our student pages (junior library assistant) went to Europe for a 9 day school trip. It sounds like it was a fun, though whirlwind of an experience. He thought the people were rude, however, quite miffed at how a person would step on your foot and not even apologize.(He's Canadian, poor boy. Saying "I'm sorry" is in his blood.)
He asked me about my time there, and if I'd been to Poland and Russia. I told him no, in my time those countries were behind the Iron Curtain.
"Iron Curtain?" he asked, confused.
Boy, did I feel old.