Say Something Nice About Another Country

Perun

Περούν Παντοκράτωρ
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Albie said:
That was about the extent of my visit to Albania. We took a boat from Corfu to mainland Greece and had the most briefest of visits to the Albanian coast.

My godfather did it similarly. He's a hobby globe trotter and one day noticed the only country in Europe he hadn't been to was Albania, so he got into his self-made caravan, drove to Tirana, noticed it was the most rotten place he'd ever seen and only got out after he was out of the city again to refuel (so he at least touched Albanian soil once).
 

Albie

Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.
Perun said:
That is pretty amazing though. I've been to Paris five (or six?) times now, and I've seen it every time, without even trying...
The only reason I can give is that more often than not, I have been through Paris on the way to somewhere else, and not taken in the sites. I've spent many an hour on the Metro. :D
 

Zare

Uniformly distributed hostility
no5 is a hitman.

I've been to all ex-Yugoslav states (excluding Montenegro, which is a shame because my grandfather's from there...) and Italy.
I'm not fond of tourist traveling, but i'd like to try living in a foreign country...I downed my choices to Canada (Vancouver), Russia (Moscow), and France (somewhere on the Azure Coast). Tough choices, all have pros and cons. Canada is very nice in my opinion, i can speak both common and technical English, but it's too fucking far away from here and too cold for someone born in the middle of Adriatic. Moscow ain't that far, i can read and write cyrillic, and languages originate from the same family...and i prefer some stuff regarding my profession, how things are done there comparing to the West. But it's fucking cold! France would be nice because of virtually same climate conditions, familiar landscape etc...also a county with high regard for working class, but i can speak zero French and i don't drink wine  :D

Besides...i think i'll ditch them all and go on post-graduate studies in Pyongyang.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Perun, I find it interesting that you have travelled so much but only spent very little time in your west and east neighboaring countries. Ah well, there's a life ahead of you. Time enough, I'd say.  :)
 

Perun

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Forostar said:
Perun, I find it interesting that you have travelled so much but only spent very little time in your west and east neighboaring countries. Ah well, there's a life ahead of you. Time enough, I'd say.  :)

I'm always pretty shocked when I notice that, to say the least. Although I spent a considerable amount of time in France. Though in my defence, I visited the most far-off countries from other neighbouring far-off countries I was living in at the time.

But yeah, there is no proper excuse for me not having been to the Czech Republic and Poland yet.
 

____no5

The Angel Of The Odd
I know that I will have no access to some sites, there is this problem with Google as well,
but honestly I don't think it will be such a problem...

I know some people who work in China, and no-one complained ever about internet,
they complain for plenty other things though.

From the other hand, I realise just now, that internet could be a problem for me there,
so I'll e-mail to a friend soon to give me more details.
 

Shadow

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Staff member
I've been to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Germany, Greece, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Montenegro, Great Britain, USA and Malaysia. It's pretty strange to think that I've been to the other side of the world more than once, but never to Finland or even north Sweden.
 

Genghis Khan

Ancient Mariner
Shadow said:
I've been to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Germany, Greece, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Montenegro, Great Britain, USA and Malaysia. It's pretty strange to think that I've been to the other side of the world more than once, but never to Finland or even north Sweden.

I feel that way about Canada.  Not counting Ontario, I've only been to Montreal (just passing to get to Vermont, USA) and one of our western provinces (Alberta).

EDIT: Technically while exploring the national parks in Alberta, I've driven about 10 minutes into BC and stopped and ate in a very small train station town called Fields.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
I wanted to open "What countries have you visited?", but I stumbled upon this one, so I'll resurrect it :)

I lived in only one city in my life but in 4 different countries, chronologically: The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), Serbia & Montenegro, and currently in Serbia :D

I visited:
-Montenegro (many times, but never since it declared independence)
-Hungary (once while travelling to Austria)
-Austria (once)
-Greece (three times)
-Macedonia (twice + three times while travelling to Greece)
-Croatia (once + once while travelling to Italy)
-Slovenia (once while travelling to Italy)
-Italy (once)
-Vatican (once)
-Bosnia and Herzegovina (once, but only Republika Srpska part of the state)

I'm planning to go to Wacken (Germany) this or next year.
If I could choose a foreign city to live in, it would be Helsinki, Rio de Janeiro or New York.
 

Zare

Uniformly distributed hostility
^ late grandmother of my neighbor lived in Austria-Hungary, State of Serbs Croats and Slovenes, Kingdom of Serbs Croats and Slovenes, Kingdom Of Yugoslavia, NDH (Nazi WW2 Croatia), Socialist Yugoslavia and Republic Of Croatia. Without moving from the same county. Imagine that.
 

Chartwell

Trooper
Finally, something in my area of expertise :) USA (born), Canada, Bahamas, France, UK, Germany (lived there), Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Estonia, Russia, Georgia, Armenia (lived there), Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand (currently living), China, Tonga (lived there), Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Philippines. Probably will add Azerbaijan to that in the next month.

But the topic of this is say something nice about another country, so I'd say the Dutch are tall and polite, the Estonians are unfailingly punctual, and Georgians know their wine and how to put it down  :D
Eddies Wingman said:
I liked the following comment, from "Greg, Canada":

"The relationship between the Scandinavian cousins - Swedes, Norwegians and Danes can get quite humorous at times. Very much like a dysfunctional family."

This is so true. There is of course some rivalry between us, but I think media like to play it up from time to time.

That being said, I find it a bit strange that many more Swedes have trouble understanding Norwegian than vice versa. Of course, when Norway and Sweden were in a union with Sweden undoubtedly being the big brother, it is obvious that more Norwegians had to deal with the Swedish language than the other way around, but that union ended in 1905 ... For people from south-eastern parts of Norway, one contribution might be that we had access to Swedish television long before we got a variety of Norwegian TV channels. Until the late 80's, all we had was the Norwegian National Broadcasting (NRK) and the Swedish SVT1&2. So I guess we have watched more Swedish TV than the Swedes have been watching Norwegian TV.

My favorite Swedish/Norwegian joke was, what does Norway have that Sweden doesn't? A: Good neighbours.
 

Cornfed Hick

Ancient Mariner
Chartwell said:
FUSA (born), Canada, Bahamas, France, UK, Germany (lived there), Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Estonia, Russia, Georgia, Armenia (lived there), Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand (currently living), China, Tonga (lived there), Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Philippines.

They are not France.  :bigsmile:
 
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