I’m currently touring around Europe which has reminded me of a couple of the hazards walking around another country.
Bicycles are a much more common form of transport in Europe than most places.
Many places have differentiated areas where the bikes have priority such as this paved area in Hamburg . . . so make sure you don’t wander onto it.
The problem is that the cyclists don’t always stick to their area, especially when they are passing another cyclist.
In Amsterdam where the streets are narrow and the footpaths tiny it can make you very nervous.
Not just in streets but on the footpath.
If you have a spinner suitcase cobbles can be a real issue.
Particularly a pavement with bands of cobbles like this.
As well as the extra wear, and the noise, the case is constantly twisting in your hands.
With my normal carry on I will often walk up to a km from the station to my hotel.
If I’m travelling with a spinner case I will be getting a taxi for anything over a couple of hundred metres.