An American stuck in the European heat wave finally gave up on his "when in Rome" idea about ice in the drinks. When the thermometer hit 107.4 F, he wanted some damn ice in his sodas!!!!
I could have written this. However, unlike him, when I travel alone I will pack cheap plastic ice cube trays, because I AM obsessed.
He does have 1 line that resonates with me a lot...
At times, I found myself fantasizing about nothing else in the world but the satisfying clunk of a torrent of ice from a self-serve soda fountain.