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Old 05-08-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Germany
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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



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Old 05-08-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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US - Big cities, best country overall to live in

Brasilia - Pissed because they don't have the beach

China - 5 dollar buffet

Russia - Vodka, very cool architecture

South Africa - Best country of the continent

Germany - I love my BMW

Italy - Frank Sinatra

Britain - Annoying accent

Finland - Socialist

Japan - Video games

Australia - Big fields and kangaroos
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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US-obesity. For some reason, that's the first thing that comes to my mind and the #1 thing I'm asked about when traveling to other countries. It seems the world is aware of our obesity problem!

Brasilia-hot women in tiny bikinis!

China-country responsible for the pet food recall in 2007. Can't forget that!

Russia-Potato Juice aka Vodka.

South Africa-Beautiful beaches.

Germany-Gotta agree with burgler, I love my BMW!

Italy-Crazy drivers.

Britain-Where chicken tikka masala was invented, my favorite "Indian" dish!

Finland-midnight sun.

Japan-anime.

Australia-At the top of my destination list!!!
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Germany
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Wiki says Sinatra was born in New Jersey. So why.....?

But interesting answers.
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Wiki says Sinatra was born in New Jersey. So why.....?

But interesting answers.
He comes from an Italian family and with all that mob stuff idk, I just think of Sinatra (although he doesn't even have music in Italian)
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Germany
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I see.
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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First thing that comes to mind when you hear....


US - Wall Street

Brasilia - The capital of Brazil? whats their?

China - Cheap Labour

Russia - Red Square

South Africa - Kruger National Park

Germany - Beer!!

Italy - Pickpockets

Britain - The Queen

Finland - Vodka

Japan - Ammie

Australia - Home


See Above

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Old 05-08-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: NYC area
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First thing that comes to mind when you hear....


US -- Amazing natural scenery. Amazing.

Brasilia -- Weirdest-looking city ever, at least if GoogleEarth and Panoramio are any guide.

China -- Industrial

Russia -- Dreary. At the same time, strangely romantic.

South Africa -- History of apartheid (sorry, it is the first thing that comes to my mind).

Germany -- Castles

Italy -- Umbrella pines

Britain -- Quaint old towns

Finland -- Deep winter

Japan -- Gaming arcades

Australia -- Uluru



Answers in blue.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Mustang, OK
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US -- amber waves of grain

Brasilia --
sexy Latinas

China --
cheap toys

Russia --
mail-order brides

South Africa --
big diamonds

Germany --
Volkswagon

Italy --
Renaissance

Britain --
the Irish hated them

Finland --
Nokia

Japan --
samurai, cherry blossoms, Pokemon and Japanese anime characters

Australia --
dingos
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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First thing that comes to mind when you hear....


US: Glad that's what nation is printed on the front of my passport.

Brasilia: Why just the capital city and not the country? (Honestly, I pretty much thought of the '60s music group Brasil '66...)

China: Cheap labor source but powerful nation

Russia: My visit to St. Petersburg

South Africa: What a neat city Cape Town was when we visited. AND the baboon that stole my sandwich in a national park!

Germany: Bitburg!

Italy: Sardenia (Deployed there many times)

Britain: Was everthing I dreamed it could be; Ramsgate Harbor (er, "Harbour")

Finland: REALLY long days or nights (depending on time of year

Japan: Mount Fuji rising through the clouds as I departed Yokota Air Base

Australia: Paul Hogan and those cuddly koala bears...


Thanks for the memories...
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