Recently, I asked a Chicago-based friend who went to Iceland on her honeymoon, how long they were there.
"10 days," said my friend. "It was amazing to have such a long vacation. We toured the whole country."
Compare this to last year, when a German colleague asked about my upcoming vacation:
"I see you're away next week. Where are you going?"
"Spain," I answered. "Madrid, Granada, and Seville."
She looked at me in horror. "Three cities? In only ten days?" She scratched her head. "Why would you do that? Why do you not take three weeks?"
"Because I'm an American," I replied.
She didn't get it.