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Old 10-22-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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The simplicity of the design may be "typical Danish" but most Danes don't live in lavish townhouses.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Bergen, Norway
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Really? Costs me about the same to live in Berlin as Milwaukee.
Berlin is known for being one of the cheapest big cities in europe.. its also the poorest capital in all of western europe, as 1/3 of its population live on welfare.

this is the reason why so many germans from outside berlin dislike the capital!
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Berlin is known for being one of the cheapest big cities in europe.. its also the poorest capital in all of western europe, as 1/3 of its population live on welfare.

this is the reason why so many germans from outside berlin dislike the capital!
Is also far and away the home of more high culture as well as more vibrant than any city in Germany, or Scandinavia either for that matter.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Bergen, Norway
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Is also far and away the home of more high culture as well as more vibrant than any city in Germany, or Scandinavia either for that matter.
i wasnt attacking berlin, i was just simply implying that berlin is much cheaper than other european cities, and therefore shouldnt be used as an example.

i have actually been to berlin and i think the city is amazing. just the feel of being there is great and undescirbable, despite the fact that its poor.

i wish scandinavia was as culturous as the US, though..
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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i wish scandinavia was as culturous as the US, though..
Please explain.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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The home is way, way WAY to sterile. Looks too much like soem kind of Star Trek take on interior design. Remends me of those annual the homes of the future competitions that architects & builders do in Scandinavia. I would not be surprised if this condo/apartment had been part of such a competition.
I would have to agree. When they showed where mom and dad's bedroom was (a bed just to the side of the kitchen sink, against windows with no blinds), all I could think of was, "Um... how did they get enough privacy to make those three kids they have??
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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wow,wow wait- berling being poor, scandinavia not culture- lol. Yes please do explain. Maybe you were in some berlin in usa and def not in scandinavia.
and your info about 1/3 berliners live on welfare is wrong (berlin is capital of one of strongest economy in europe) It is like I'm saying that 1/3 new yorkers live on welfare- cos when I was in ny all I saw was poor ppl and.
Your comments are stupid
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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i wasnt attacking berlin, i was just simply implying that berlin is much cheaper than other european cities, and therefore shouldnt be used as an example.

i have actually been to berlin and i think the city is amazing. just the feel of being there is great and undescirbable, despite the fact that its poor.

i wish scandinavia was as culturous as the US, though..
I can name 50 european cities that I can live in as cheaply as Berlin, and we all know the US leads developed world in bad taste.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Bergen, Norway
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Please explain.
it was meant ironically as i suspected wingfoot to be an american bashing my country.

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wow,wow wait- berling being poor, scandinavia not culture- lol. Yes please do explain. Maybe you were in some berlin in usa and def not in scandinavia.
and your info about 1/3 berliners live on welfare is wrong (berlin is capital of one of strongest economy in europe) It is like I'm saying that 1/3 new yorkers live on welfare- cos when I was in ny all I saw was poor ppl and.
Your comments are stupid
berlin might be the capital of germany, which has the biggest economy in all of europe, but the city itself is still poor. the financial centers of germany are frankfurt, munich and hamburg. berlin is mostly known for being a cultural centre.

and no, my statistics are not wrong. about 1/3 of all berliners live on welfare. this is not something ive made up cause i saw a lot of poor people when i was there, its a fact that ive come across several times.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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it was meant ironically as i suspected wingfoot to be an american bashing my country.



berlin might be the capital of germany, which has the biggest economy in all of europe, but the city itself is still poor. the financial centers of germany are frankfurt, munich and hamburg. berlin is mostly known for being a cultural centre.

and no, my statistics are not wrong. about 1/3 of all berliners live on welfare. this is not something ive made up cause i saw a lot of poor people when i was there, its a fact that ive come across several times.
Norway is rather smug and self-satisfied and without North Sea oil would still be a european backwater, but I had no intention of bashing it.

Berlin is a large city, there are many kilometers of wealthy areas where both Oslo and Bergen could be contained, and look modest in comparison.

Welfare in Germany is a complicated matter and posting these figures on an american site is quite misleading as the word has vastly different meanings in the american mentality than the german one.
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