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Old 05-09-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Germany
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@ Crew Chief

I actually meant Brazil but wrote Brasilia. A little stupid. Sorry! But doesn't matter that much.
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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First thing that comes to mind when you hear....


US
Brasilia
China
Russia
South Africa
Germany
Italy
Britain
Finland
Japan
Australia

Best place to live
Hot and dirty
Hot and dirty
Cold and dirty
Zola Budd
Cold
Dirty
Cold
Cold
Crowded
Hot in "winter"
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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[b]First thing that comes to mind when you hear....


US
Fat people, fast food, high standard of living, regular people owning snowmobiles and ATVs

[quote]Brasilia[/quotes]

Thongs, carnval, sexual decadence

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China
Mao Zedong, capitalism, gigantic cities, pollution

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Russia
Russian mafia, overdressed women, stoicism, vodka

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South Africa
Apartheid, national parks, Afrikaans, huge white-black division

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Germany
Nazis, nudism, castles, awkward people

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Italy
Lively people, pasta, ruins, museums

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Britain
Topless women in crappy newspapers, the pound, Big Ben, townhouses (terrace houses)

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Finland
Weird language, flat coniferous forests, lakes, welfare state

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Japan
Technology, sushi, udon noodles, conformity / sameness

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Australia
Desert, U.S.-like urban / suburban development, K-Mart, long distances
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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US
Crime.
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Brasilia
Rio beaches.
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China
Pollution.
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Russia
Furry hats with ear flaps and red stars.
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South Africa
World Cup
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Germany
Beer halls.
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Italy
Railroad worker strikes.
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Britain
Pub.
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Finland
Fjords.
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Japan
Onsens and Fuji-San.
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Australia
Kangaroos.
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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US - 4th of july...random

Brasilia - havaianas..random again...and the christ the redeemer statue

China - the great wall

Russia - cold winters and all of those cool looking churches

South Africa - the book the power of one

Germany - german food and beer

Italy - the trip that i took there

Britain - changing of the gaurds

Finland - cold winters again..

Japan - the time i spent living there in tokyo...i think of my friends there that i miss

Australia - my trip that I am taking there soon!
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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US - Roman Empire near the end

Brasilia - scantily clad women (Brasilia is Brazil, right?)

China -- Japan of the 80's. Hope it will implode and emerge as a true Democracy.

Russia -- corrupt like the USSR but now with capitalist muscle. i.e. more dangerous.

South Africa -- Really Big Sharks

Germany -- wusses that have totally lost their national identity to foreigners

Italy -- See it soon before its all Muslim.

Britain -- See Italy above.

Finland -- Snow? Reindeer?

Japan -- Great place to visit. Polite and, after breaking the ice, friendly people.

Australia -- Really, really big great white sharks. Oh, and stingrays. Mean, mean stingrays.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Germany
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@ rogerbacon

since WW2 the Germans are not proud of their identity any more.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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First thing that comes to mind when you hear....






So many things.

.... US - Stunning landscapes , varied country- Fabulous Native American Archaeology- Warm people- New England-Wedding - San Francisco- Going to University- Far right- Gun ownership -racism- culturally diverse- Melting pot- KKK- Civil War- War of Independence- Obama- Palin - Pioneer Spirit- No social net- horrible candy/chocolate- isolationism- NYC- Free market- Fear of taxes- Fear of socialism- some of the best Tv shows on the planet - Some of the worst tv shows on the planet- cultural imperialism- Pilgrim fathers ad nauseam- Native American anihilation- Trail of Tears- conquest of the West- The Dust Bowl- Fantastic writers- One of the best places to be rich on the planet. One of the worst- Self help books- Materialism and consumerism- self sufficiency- Land of great contrasts and extremes. California- Maine- South-West-



Brasilia : Modern Architecture- Dinner with the man who designed it (Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho ) in the 80s in his house

China
Human rights abuses- 3 Gorges Dam- Forbidden City- Terracotta Army- Marco Polo- Slave labour factories- Beautiful country- ethnic groups- Tibet- HK- Calligraphy- Kublai Khan- Great inventions- Great famine- endangered animals being used for aphrodisiacs and traditional medicine- Cultural revolution- Mao- Uyghur people being persecuted- Shanghai- Invasion by Japan- Manchuria- Mandarin class- Bound feet- One child Policy


Russia - St Petersburg- Human rights abuses- Obscene Wealth - Extreme gap between the poor and the rich- Stunning landscapes- Moujiks- Chekov- Dostoievski- Gogol- Pushkin- Tolstoy- Goncharov- Orthodox Church- 1917 Revolution-Gulag- Lenin-Stalin-Trostky- Siberia- Resilient and melancholy people- Beautiful language- Ivan the Terrible- Peter the Great- Romanovs- Catherine the Great-Kremlin- Pravda- KGB- Glasnost- Chechnya- Gorbachev



South Africa - Terreblanche- Boers- Mandela- Robbin Island- Cape Town- Apartheid- Safaris in Kruger National Park- Swaziland-Lesotho- Racism- Great National Beauty- Great White sharks- Penguins on beaches- Whales


Germany Childhood- Munich- Heidelberg-Nurnberg-Wagner- Bavaria- Berlin- Great authors and Musicians- Reichstag- Ishtar Gates- Great film-making-


Italy - Berlusconi - Mussolini- Far right- Catholicism- Chaos- Scary driving- Firenze - The Renaissance- Rome- Venice- Sicicly- Sardinia. Childhood holidays- Tuscany- Fantastic food-

Britain - Where I live- Industrial Revolution- Hung Parliament - Outdated Monarchic system- Eccentric characters- Sense of Humour and Irony- Oxford-Bath-Cambridge-Wales- Edinburgh-Scotland- Northern Ireland conflict- History and heritage- Anti social behaviour-drunkeness- Lovely countryside- Gardening- Queuing- Hobbies

Finland - Lapland- Jyväskylä - Boring landscape- Best friends- Chained cats on porches - salted Liquorice- Sibelius- Helsinki- Turku-500,000 Lakes- Lake cabins- Reindeer meat- Folk Dancing and costumes-Karelia- Modern and trendy designs- Moomins- Arabia porcelain

Japan - Best food in the world with France/Italy- Temples- Blossom Festival- Gadgets- Fashion/trend victims- Great sense of esthetics and design- Simplicity- Uber-modern- Hiroshima-Nagasaki- Delicate and beautiful women

Australia - Tasmania- Aborigines- Petroglyphs- Uluru- Great Barrier Coral reef- Bush tucker - Steve - Dame Edna- Bad soaps- Sydney Opera House- Perth- Crocodiles- Kangaroos- Aborigines deemed to be "Flora" ( not even Fauna) until the 60s- Great Rabbit-Proof fence
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Mooseketeer

what are you going to write if I ask you for a detailed description?
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Mooseketeer

what are you going to write if I ask you for a detailed description?
My brains tend to be assaulted with quick-fire thoughts , a curse actually , trust me you don't want to read the detailed one !
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