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Euro General Anonymous 30061

Can we have a Europe thread without discussions about politics and immigrants?


For residents:
>Which country do you live in?
>What's your favorite thing about your country?
>Which European countries have you visited? Which did you like best/least?
>What are some quirks about your country?
>Overall, are you happy with where you are or do you want to move?

For tourists:
>Which European countries have you visited? Which did you like best/least?
>What are some differences between your home country and your European destination(s)?

Anonymous 30062

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Which country do you live in?
Ireland.

What's your favorite thing about your country?
The people are friendly which is something I miss when I go abroad. People here aren't afraid to strike up a conversation with a stranger on the street, if you look lost someone will always guide you and if you need help, people always rush to help you. I've never gotten that vibe while visiting the US or anywhere else in Europe, people just want to get to where they're going as fast as possible and don't even notice you. I also love the rugged, green coasts and fields full of fluffy sheep. I love the way you can see how lush and green the country is from an airplane.

Which European countries have you visited? Which did you like best/least?
I've been to Italy, France, Spain (mostly Catalonia), Portugal, Switzerland, Scotland and England. Italy is without a doubt the best European country I've been to (so far!) because it has amazing food, is rich with history and culture, the shopping is great, has some of the most romantic spots I've ever seen, has the cutest cobblestone streets and I love speaking Italian. France was easily my least favourite and I had a serious case of "Paris Syndrome" when I went for the first time.

What are some quirks about your country?
- There's a whole culture around drinking tea (apparently we consume the most tea in the world), it basically solves all problems.
- Most of our humour involves making fun of ourselves and nothing makes me laugh harder.
- People are extremely modest and if you compliment them, they will argue against what you said ("This dress was really cheap. I just woke up. I actually really need a haircut.").
- People will genuinely fight over who pays for a meal or a drink, everyone wants to be the person who "treats" the other person.
- We love idiomatic sayings, we have a ridiculous amount of our own slang and we still retain a lot of religious phrases even though the majority of people aren't religious. I have no idea how people come here to learn English because it must be such a challenge.
- It rains often but nobody ever wears a coat. You can tell when someone's a tourist instantly because they'll be wearing a poncho. People I've spoken to abroad always bring up how weird that is but idk it's a source of pride for me. We're a really hardy nation.

Overall, are you happy with where you are or do you want to move?
I'd consider moving purely due to the fact that there's a housing crisis and I'm struggling to find a job atm. Otherwise, I love it here and I'm so thankful I was born here and that I'm in such close proximity to the rest of Europe.


The OP image is so spot-on.

Anonymous 30074

>>30062
Always wanted to travel to Ireland and now i want this even more. You're so lucky to have been born there!!

Anonymous 30080

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> Which country do you live in?
Russia
> What's your favorite thing about your country?
It's huge. We got every landscape, starting at arctic wastelands, ending with subtropical jungles and hot sandy deserts.
>Which European countries have you visited? Which did you like best/least?
Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany. Mostly ski-resorts in winter vacations.
> What are some quirks about your country?
Don't talk with not-known people, it's rude.
Don't smile without reason, people whould think you're shizo.
Macho-pathriarhy culture of "STRONG" men. Men pays for everything in cafe. Only if it's some sort of business meeting, the one who asks fot it pays for it. Men whould literally beat or insult other men to give a female seat in public transport. If some men decided to yell on female in public he got high chances of being beaten without any resons investigations by other men.
By the sames resons if a women decided to do men's work or men decided do a women's people whould look at you as on idiots.
> Overall, are you happy with where you are or do you want to move?
I got a flat, a countryhouse, a loving family and good and well-paid job. Honestly, the country ain't that good, but my settis are too good to be changed.

Anonymous 30094

>>30080
>did you know that Russia has J U N G L E S ?

Anonymous 30106

>Which country do you live in?
France

>What's your favorite thing about your country?

The food and restaurants, even though they can be expensive sometimes. I say that but I almost only go to Asian restaurants or expensive burger joints.

>Which European countries have you visited? Which did you like best/least?

I traveled through Spain several times to go to Morocco by car and boat. It was when I was a kid and because at the time plane tickets were more expensive than now, I would never recommend it. I visited London in middle school for a week for a school trip and Berlin and Potsdam in high school in a school trip as well. I'm planning on visiting these places again as soon as I can now that my English improved.

>What are some quirks about your country?

French TV shows and channels fucking suck. It's so bad and yet people working in the TV and movie sector think that Netflix and American pop culture is overrated and used to think that anime and manga were vulgar and overrated, when everything they create is fucking horrible. If you want to practice your French try to look for interesting youtubers instead, they don't have a stick up their ass most of the time. And the atmosphere and habits in the North and in the South of France can be very different, it's like a mini-Europe in this aspect, with people in the South being more friendly and open and the people in the North being more reserved at first.

>Overall, are you happy with where you are or do you want to move?

I like my city, it's a big one, but I wish I could live in Paris so I could go shopping in more places. Too bad rent prices are insane in Paris.



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