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Old 05-10-2010, 03:52 PM
Location: Germany
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Location: Durham, NC
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US - Diversity...of people, landscapes, climates, economies, etc... Oh, and of course...home!

Brasilia - Beaches, jungles, beautiful people, crime

China - Communist or capitalist??? Oppressive gov't.

Russia - Huge, vodka, cold, corrupt

South Africa - Table Mountain & Cape Town beaches. Wildlife.

Germany - Cars, beer, totalling a car on the A5, Bavaria.

Italy - Vino, my trip through the Alps & Piedmont to Venice

Britain - London, the Cotswolds, Stonehenge, pints at the pub

Finland - Red-headed stepchild of Scandanavia. Lapland, reindeer.

Japan - Sushi, Tokyo, having old Japanese ladies ooh and aah over my white hair as a 7 year old child travelling there almost 30 years ago.

Australia - My childhood home in the northern burbs of Sydney, my good mate living there now, and wanting to get back down there for a visit soon.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:26 PM
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US - cowboy hats, boots, trucks and bbq, but that's mainly because I'm from the south.
Brasilia - bootymeat and Adriana Lima; sorry . . .
China - pollution
Russia - cold weather
South Africa - world cup 2010
Germany - beer and castles
Italy - grape fields and pasta
Britain - parties, though this could be due to too much 'Skins'
Finland - cold weather and vampires (yeah, I know that one movie/book was in Sweden, but it's still pretty darn close.)
Japan - been there, i think of neon lights at night and a concrete jungle at daytime
Australia - hot and dry desserts
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:44 PM
Location: Peoria, AZ & Munds Park, AZ
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US Scenery and Forests

Brasilia Rio De Janeiro

China Great Wall/Shanghai

Russia Moscow

South Africa Cape Town

Germany Bavarian Alps

Italy Venice

Britain Big Ben

Finland Scandinavia

Japan Tokyo

Australia Melbourne/Ayers Rock
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:44 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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US---Don't even think about it without your own car.

Brasilia--=Brazilian Portuguese is the most beautiful language in the world.

China---The friendliest, most welcoming and helpful people in the world

Russia---People are drunk a lot.

South Africa---Highest crime rate in the world.

Germany---Stay out of the fast lane.

Italy---Easy and fun language to pick up, otherwise kinda blah.

Britain---Worst food in the world, in Britain or anywhere the British have ever been.

Finland---Nobody ever laughs.


Australia---Not really that friendly. People drink too much and are full of themselves.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:10 AM
Location: Orlando
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US-Freedom and natural beauty

Brasilia-Beaches and Parties

China -the Wall and "made in"

Russia-Cold and vodka

South Africa- apartheid, Johannsburg and diamonds

Germany-Ancestors, castles and bratwurst.


Britain-That huge roundabout that scares me silly.

Finland-Sparce population-beauty


Australia-Koala bears.

And all of these places are on my travel to do list!
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:29 AM
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US - corn

Brasilia - dirty planned capital in the Amazon

China - Communism & cheap consumer goods

Russia - the mafia, corrupt government, mining

South Africa - racism (both anti-black and anti-white)

Germany - beer, BMW, Mercedes, and the mittelstand

Italy - Italian food, machismo and corrupt government

Britain - the flag, Monty Python and rain

Finland - Saunas and winter olympic sports

Japan - xenophobia, electronics, zen

Australia - deserts, mining, surfing, Paul Hogan, and freaky wildlife

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Old 05-25-2010, 07:49 PM
Location: Knoxville, TN
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US - Best country in the world for me to live in, Lady Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, Some of everything - mountains, plains, lakes, oceans, cities, country, parks

Brasilia - Carnival

China - Overpopulated east, wide open west, questionable ingredients in food and other products, Great Wall

Russia - Siberia, Orthodox churches, Borscht

South Africa - Crime, racism's two-way street

Germany - Oktoberfest, Autobahn

Italy - Pasta, Roman remains, the Vatican, fashion

Britain - Big Ben, Shepherd's Pie, Red phonebooths

Finland - Long days, long nights, cold temps, unique language

Japan - Pagodas, Cherry Blossoms, Tokyo, Harajuku

Australia - Wide open space, Sydney's Opera House, "G'day, mate", cute marsupials
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:02 AM
Location: Metro DC area
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US-slavery, racism, diversity, land of opportunity, wealth of rights and liberties
Brasilia- prostitution
Russia- cold
South Africa- HIV/AIDS epidemic, slums, oppression, wildlife, hot
Germany- Nazis, Hitler
Italy- romance, the Mafia Britain- Jude Law movies/ Hugh Grant movies; lol, Princess Di Finland- nothing
Japan- sushi, Pokemon
Australia- desert, Steve Irwin, hot, "crikey"

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Old 05-26-2010, 01:46 PM
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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US - We have 50 states!

Brasilia - Large country

China - Lots of our good are made here

Russia - St. Petersburg

South Africa - Cape Town
Germany - Berlin Wall

Italy - Leaning Tower of Pisa

Britain - Their flag

Finland - Windmills

Japan - Geisha
Australia - Kangaroos
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