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Yank here! I've always had a fascination with Australia since I can remember. I was into all the movies over the years about it as well. Mad Max, Crocodile Dundee etc. I also have a favo that is one of the greatest Rock bands in the world. I think the blokes are cool and the women sexy!
I am Mohammad Shalauddin ... from Bangladesh... Bangladesh is the beautiful country of the world. we say it is the queen of the world.It have nice river, nice beach (cox-bazar) nice man & women... all every thing in the world.
thanks to all.
I'm sorry that much of low-lying Bangladesh is slowly sinking due to global warming. I understand that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is developing floating schools, floating homes, and floating hospitals to try and save the population.
Iran is a wonderful country. The people are very nice to each other, and respect each other's dignity. They are patient and generous. It's mostly a dry climate, but they very proudly keep their towns nice and green, with lots of flowers and well-kept gardens, and are very careful about having attractive surroundings. It's a pleasure to visit Iran.
By the way, one should never judge a country or its culture by the emigrants that you meet abroad. The kinds of people who have emigrated are very different from the ones why were content to remain in their homeland. People who emigrate are restless and aggressive, and their effort to strive to get ahead often takes precedence over the simple dignity of the life they left behind.
Even if it's a bit inconvenient (oh oh, requires planning), I like that stores are closed early in the evenings and on Sunday.
I love the convenience and comfort of train travel, relaxing as the countryside changes and I arrive well rested and ready to go; no stau's!
I love that I can travel to another country and culture in a few hours, the museums, lilting voices of diverse languages, changing architecture...
I love national/local costumes and music, even oomphapha has it's place!
About 25 years ago I was hitch-hiking around the island of Okinawa. I decided to camp on the beach of this peaceful cove where the small village of Aha is located. I had the entire beach to myself, so the first evening I just sat outside my tent enjoying my little campfire and the night breeze off the ocean.
Suddenly, about four or five small pickups came down the road from the village and started driving straight towards my camp. I'm embarrassed to say my first thought was that I was about to have my ass thoroughly kicked by the locals.
I couldn't have been more wrong. It was just a bunch of the local men who were curious about the gaijin who was camping alone (Okinawans tend to do things in groups or at least with one or two other people). Apparently they felt that the polite thing to do would be to alleviate my "loneliness" with snacks, beer, and a couple of bottles of awamori, a potent liquor distilled from rice.
Long story short, I had a really great time and ended up staying for a couple more days. I was even invited to a family's home for dinner one evening.
Everybody was very curious and I'm pretty sure were a little sorry for me because I obviously didn't have any friends. I tried to explain that for a Westerner travelling alone is fairly common, but I don't think they entirely believed me!
Okinawans are a wonderful, kind, very non-violent people that have had to put up with a lot of outside interference over the centuries. I hope I can go back someday.
I'd love to hear your stories, if you'd like to tell them.
I lived in Okinawa for over 2 years.
I'd have to agree with your statement.
Lots of Oki's are members of the Hash House Harriers and are some of the funniest, most generous people you'll ever meet.
My old office mates are sending me a box of Oki specialties - I can't wait!
Italy - beautiful women, great cars, amazing food, most cultured country in the world.
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