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Old 04-22-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: State of Relaxation
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In fact, Manhattan is a large mall, most Europeans go there to shop. You can pay your trip with all the savings you make. The same goes on in Florida, European tourists spent most of their time in Sawgrass, the largest mall in the US.
Malls, please! I'm not even aware of any malls in NYC. When I visit there, I focus on the fabulous museums!
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What's the difference between your "total freedom" ideal and third world countries where gangs and thugs take over for the government??
I don't remember saying anything about total freedom. Have you ever heard of Gray, or are you another one those black-and-white extremists who dominate these forums, insisting that everyone who is not a radical extremist on your side must be a radical extremist on the other.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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I'll give you that the US can be pretty boring. You know that when you drive cross country, instead of doing the "flyover." Europe, to me, is a lot more interesting, and I would love being able to go to the beach or coastal locations, as is possible in southern Europe. However, I'd rather live in a comfortable American home and drive an American car made for interstate trips than live in a compact flat in Europe and drive an econo-box. It's a trade-off.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Malls, please! I'm not even aware of any malls in NYC. When I visit there, I focus on the fabulous museums!
You took his comment literally.. his inference was NY is a giant shopping opportunity for many European visitors.. which is true.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: State of Relaxation
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You took his comment literally.. his inference was NY is a giant shopping opportunity for many European visitors.. which is true.
Oh, thanks. You're right.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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I'll give you that the US can be pretty boring. You know that when you drive cross country, instead of doing the "flyover." Europe, to me, is a lot more interesting, and I would love being able to go to the beach or coastal locations, as is possible in southern Europe. However, I'd rather live in a comfortable American home and drive an American car made for interstate trips than live in a compact flat in Europe and drive an econo-box. It's a trade-off.
Well, that depends where you live in Europe. It is a continent, not one single country. Plenty of people live in houses.

Most American cars are rather dull, especially the SUVs.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: PA
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Well, that depends where you live in Europe. It is a continent, not one single country. Plenty of people live in houses.

Most American cars are rather dull, especially the SUVs.
How so? I'm here in England, and I don't see overly stylish cars compared to US ones. I think cars are boring wherever you go
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Everybody sit down, chunk out, and have another glass of refreshing orange juice. Then write a new post.

This is the most enjoyable topic I've read in quite awhile on C-D....
And I do concur, that the U.S. is boring compared to other places
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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This is the most enjoyable topic I've read in quite awhile on C-D....
And I do concur, that the U.S. is boring compared to other places
My corner of it certainly isn't.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Well, that depends where you live in Europe. It is a continent, not one single country. Plenty of people live in houses.

Most American cars are rather dull
, especially the SUVs.
Two things:

1) If you want to live in a detached home in a suburb of Lisbon, Barcelona, Rome or Athens, and a nice one, you have to have oodles of cash...sure, you can live in a detached home in a rural area where land values are cheap in those same countries.

2) Americans make plenty of very competent mid-priced mid-sized cars that are very conducive to long trips...cars with comparable amenities in Europe are usually high line, expensive and don't last as long...not only that, they need their timing belts replaced, a technology that American cars simplified a long time ago. When I told my relatives in Europe that my last car went 271,000 miles (438,000 km) on its ORIGINAL powertrain and was still running strong when I disposed of it, they said that such a feat was impossible with their cars.
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