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Old 01-20-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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Just for fun

UK: Tea, crumpets, fish and chips, "mate", chavs, comedians
Ukraine: Salo, sunflowers, cossacks, beaches
Georgia: Stalin's birthplace, mountains, cool-looking alphabet
Croatia: Aesthetics, bodybuilders
Sweden: Pirates, dance music, liberal politicians
Netherlands: Windmills, tulips, clogs, ganja, prostitution
Italy: Marinara sauce, pizza, mafia
Greece: Yogurt, restaurant owners, lamb
Spain: Bullfights, paella, castles
France: Rude people, cheese, Eiffel Tower, snails
Germany: Beer, Oktoberfest, classical composers
Romania: Vampires, gypsies, place where they filmed Borat
Czech Republic: Great architecture, atheism
Iceland: Geysers, ice, overly liberal politicians
Ireland: Clovers, beer
Belgium: Chocolate, Jean Claude Van Damme
Switzerland: Chocolate, blonds, never gets invaded
Jamaica: Rastafari, ganja, gingerale, reggae, homophobia
DR: People who are really good at baseball, merengue, night parties, delicious food, more slang than anyone can remember
Mexico: Beaches, big cities, mariachi, corn, Natives, great food, growing obesity problem
Uruguay: Football, weed
Brazil: Football, rainforests, favelas, beaches, models
Colombia: Coca plants, coffee, arepas, models
Venezuela: Colombia in the 1980s
Egypt: Pyramids, camels, protests
Japan: Kawaii, huge cities, technology, anime, sushi
China: Smog, huge cities, strict parents, great food
South Korea: Rude people, k-pop, kimchi
Thailand: Place where everyone goes for vacation, buddhist temples, big cities
Vietnam: Rice fields, the circular-shaped hats
India: Slums, call centers, saris, bindi, hippie trails
UAE: Skyscrapers, lack of infrastructure, great economy
Saudi Arabia: 17th century law code, monarchies, desert, oil tycoons
Nigeria: Oil fields, wealth gaps, exploding population
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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UK: Green rolling farmland, quaint cottages, stiff upper lips and stately country mansions, old ladies drinking tea, farmers with those hats speaking dialect, Big Ben and the houses of parliament, the monarchy, hearty, fatty, bland food

Ukraine: Hot women/mail order brides, Chernobyl, bleak communism, Crimean war

Georgia: Stalin, the Caucuses, Europe's highest peak

Croatia: The beautiful cities of Dubrovnik and Split on the Dalmatian coast

Sweden: Liberal society, reserved people, clean and expensive cities, Volvo, IKEA, ABBA, heavy metal

Netherlands: Quaint old cities with cute houses and canals, Dutch maids, windmills, tall Nordic looking people, liberal people who are a bit crazy, bicycles, marijuana cafes, windowshopping for girls

Italy: La dolce vita, controlled chaos, vespas and Fiat clogged streets, fashionable young people, motorsport, Italian old pappas and nonnas gossipping with animated gestures, delicious food, a passion for life, strong families, lots of history and old buildings, the Colloseum and roman ruins, old churches the Vatican/Catholicism, Florence and the rustic Tuscan countryside, the Amalfi coast. Fashion, mafiosi in Sicilia.

Greece: The Acropolis/Parthenon and ancient Greek ruins, democracy/philosophers and ancient ruins, places selling souvlaki, lamb and goats, stout hairy men with moustaches, Nana Moussari or whatever her name is, Greek music and plate smashing, passionate people

Spain: Flamenco, tapas, bullfighting, nice beaches, Catholicism

France: Berets, baguettes, crossants, snobby people with upturned noses, fashionable ladies, intellectualism, film noir, the Eiffel tower, Versaille, Arch de Triumph, republicanism, militant secularism, great produce

Germany: Mechanical precision, business and straight-forward people, the autobahn, Mercedes, BMW, technology, fairytale castles and Bavaria villages, beer and oktoberfest, sausages, tourists

Romania: Mysterious and traditional anomaly - Romance culture in the Balkans, Transylvannia and Vampire, ancient and mysterious castles, superstition, horse and carts, the Carpathians, beautiful women, lots of them in the UK, gypsies

Czech Republic: Communism/atheism, Prague

Iceland: Greener than Greenland, haha. Small, isolated, full of folklore (fairies), volcanoes, geysers, pretty houses, windy and cold, small and forgotten, Bjork.

Ireland: Green, green and more green. Jovial, leprechaun-like populace who swig Guiness. Poets and songs, Celtic culture.

Belgium: Multilingual... chocolate, waffles, Stella Artois, Brussels as capital of the EU, Bruges.


I might do the rest later...

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Old 01-20-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Spain -- bullfights, flamenco, gypsies, paella, chorizo, tapas, siestas, fiestas, history, Abanico ( Spanish fan ), Semana Santa

Portugal --- snails, fado, football , Algarve, Bacalhau ( Cod Fish ), Pastel de Nata ( original egg tart)

France --- romance, Eifel Tower, crepes, posh architecture

Italy --- Pasta, Strong Family ties, goodlooking men, history

Romania --- Count Dracula

Switzerland --- Watches, Banks

Germany --- Suasages, Volks Wagen, Mercedes

Austria --- Balls and ball gowns, Sound of Music

Belgium --- Chocolates, Fries

UK -- Pubs, Fish and Chips, Pies, Rain, greeneries, dark, The Queen

Sweden --- Volvo, people read more and play more boardgames, Ericson, Ikea

Ireland -- Shepherd's Pies, Greeneries, Leprechaun

Finland -- Nokia, Santa Klaus

New Zealand -- Milk, Cows

Australia -- Cows, Milk

Thailand -- Prostitution, beaches, temples

Singapore -- Fines

Malaysia -- Petronas

Cambodia -- war

India --- Taj Mahal, Bollywood

Mexico -- Mariachis, cactus, Tortillas, salsa dance, green volk wagen taxis, Sombrero, moustaches

Brasil --- Beaches, Samba, Fejoada, Brigadeiro, Carnival, Bosa Nova

Argentina -- Tango, Evita Peron, Maradona

Peru -- Machu Pichu

Venezuela -- Hugo Chavez, Miss Universe ( 8 winners ), modelling schools

Colombia -- Shakira

Cuba --- vintage cars, Trumpets, Music, white suits

Puerto Rico -- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Menudo band ( Ricky Martin )

US ( New York ) -- Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty
( California ) --- Hollywood
---- burgers, pizza, hotdogs

Angola --- Diamonds

Macau --- Senado ( Ruins ) , rude people

South Korea --- Plastic Surgery

Hongkong --- very cosmopolitan, rude people

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Old 01-20-2014, 10:14 PM
 
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I don't feel like making up a huge list, but here's just a few:

Australia: USA with a funky accent, more exotic environment, and significant British cultural influence.

NZ: Flight of the Conchords, rocks, and elves

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Puerto Rico -- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Menudo band ( Ricky Martin )
Which is funny, because neither were not born and raised in PR but in New York City
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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I don't feel like making up a huge list, but here's just a few:

Australia: USA with a funky accent, more exotic environment, and significant British cultural influence.

NZ: Flight of the Conchords, rocks, and elves



Which is funny, because neither were not born and raised in PR but in New York City
Yes but maybe they are very proud of their heritage so they always say they are Puerto Ricans
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes but maybe they are very proud of their heritage so they always say they are Puerto Ricans
I read that Jennifer Lopez actually couldn't even speak Spanish until she was quite old, and she was made fun of because of this.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:23 AM
 
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^^^^Simple conversations above that even I fall into just points to the fact that if you are nor white no matter how long you have been in America you will never truly be American..Not trying to troll but America dose send the mixed message of "Be American and you better never be ashamed of 'were You came from'". Sorry to derail.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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I read that Jennifer Lopez actually couldn't even speak Spanish until she was quite old, and she was made fun of because of this.
Not her fault if her parents did not speak any Spanish to her when she was small.
My brother in law doesn't speak Spanish too, but he always say's he's Mexican.
Maybe they thought to be more accepted their children had to speak English.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:23 AM
 
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Yes but maybe they are very proud of their heritage so they always say they are Puerto Ricans
This is what bothers me a lot about the vast majority of Hispanics that were born and raised here. They are American, they're not even culturally Puerto Rican. They don't even speak the same Spanish like us . It's like me running around saying I'm German, when it's only my grandmother that was from Germany. Doesn't make sense at all. Americans of Irish heritage are guilty of this as well, and so are the poorer Asian immigrants. It seems to be a working class and poor class thing
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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UK- English premier league, QE2, Prince William and Princess Kate, Pubs, Harry Potter...
Ukraine: not much difference with Russia unless one is familiar with both, same religion, both Slavics
France: not shaven men, long lunch and dinner hours, slow service
Iceland: Cold
Switzerland: 4 languages, multi ethnics
Japan: japanese porn
China: spitting, littering, picking noses, loud, noisy, rude, materialistic,greedy, problematic products and food, corruption, communist party, one child policy, complaining the government is useless
South Korea: plastic surgery, SAxSxNG, north korea poses great threat
Thailand: prostitution, spicy food
Vietnam: vietnam war, communist party, poor
India: curry
UAE: oil
Nigeria: Nigerian scams
Philippines: Crimes, poor, english musicians
Singapore: caning, hot, boring
Iraq: Saddam Hussan
Australia: Kangaroo
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