From ITALY about NORTHERN EUROPE

“What I still find difficult to cope with (though with time I have learnt to understand, and in a lesser way also to accept) is the coldness and distance in personal relationships that I have felt mostly with people raised in northern Europe. With this I mean the feeling that interactions are lived in a transactional way (I need you, you need me, let’s do business) and there’s a blank screen of dry politeness right beyond that.”