For residents:>Which country do you live in?
Finland (I'm a frog but I've studied here before going back to my country, and now I came back for work)>What's your favorite thing about your country?
-The people are nice, they're really quiet and autistic and I find that adorable
-They have a very bizarre sense of humour
-I love summers here and staying in cute little summer cottages
-I love the Christmas markets, cute little wooden houses, cheap cruises to Stockholm, so many forests
-I love that the water is clean and safe unlike my hometown where women give birth to mutant babies because of glyphosate
-I love that bureaucracy is easy, everything is done online and the clerks are relatively polite
-Everything runs on time>Which European countries have you visited? Which did you like best/least?
I've visited most of mainland Europe + Turkey. I haven't been to Mediterranean countries much because I'd usually go to the beach near my hometown or not have enough money.
I loved them all except Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Austrians and the Swiss were extremely rude, Germany was nice to see but a little boring.>What are some quirks about your country?
There are too many to count, the entire place is very "quirky" you could say.>Overall, are you happy with where you are or do you want to move?
I'm happy but I would not like to live here forever. The food is SHIT and expensive to boot, vegetables taste like cardboard, 9 months of the year it's cold, slippery and wet, I really don't like the language (though I have tried and tried to learn it decently), the people just don't… do anything or socialise like normal humans, I don't like the drinking and social culture they have (get shitfaced ASAP, have embarrassing drunken sex with a stranger, wake up alone, go to work, do it again the next weekend). The money's good, the people are nice, but I like my creative chaos, cider and university strikes back home.
For tourists:>What are some differences between your home country and your European destination(s)?
In France, people are natural born complainers and we aren't shy about mouthing off to people that piss us off, but we don't swallow our feelings, both good and bad. Also, I really prefer our drinking culture to that in Northern Europe, the way people drink and eat here depresses me more than anything. Everyone seems so sad all the time.