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Finland 8 57.14%
Colombia 6 42.86%
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Perhaps Åbo or Vasa.

 
Old 05-18-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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I get it - me too, however, just one thing. If you would be willing to live in Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Houston or Oakland, California for any reason (let's say work takes you there), you can live in any major Colombian city bar Cali and its environs as crime levels are relatively similar to those cities.

The perception of safety is worse than the reality.

British dude on safety in Colombia



Canadian girl on safety



American girls on safety



Australian girls on safety





Swedish girl on safety in Colombia



Specifically Medellin - American dude

I assume it's overall a safe place, it strikes me as one of those countries that's mostly safe, apart from certain areas that should be avoided.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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I don't know who to vote for! I watched a BBC documentary about Colombia a few weeks ago - it showed some nice scenery:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JD13n8ePXkk

Not sure if Simon Reeve has done a documentary on Finland though...
 
Old 05-18-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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Is this an attempt at bringing Irene back onto the site?
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Nooooooooo, not at all.

Of course it is!
What's the boyfriend situation like, with Irene, these days? Go check her Facebook and let us all know ...
 
Old 05-18-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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As far as I'm aware the BBC have done documentaries on the Finnish education system & the Winter War. Can't find anything about the country as a tourist destination.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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What's the boyfriend situation like, with Irene, these days? Go check her Facebook and let us all know ...
You mean what's the stalker situation?
 
Old 05-18-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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As far as I'm aware the BBC have done documentaries on the Finnish education system & the Winter War. Can't find anything about the country as a tourist destination.
Have they? They must have passed me by!

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You mean what's the stalker situation?
He's just checking up on her wellbeing, that's all!
 
Old 05-18-2017, 11:59 AM
 
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Have they? They must have passed me by!
Yeah, just did a quick browse on YouTube, a lot of documentaries up on there about all sorts!
 
Old 05-18-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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I assume it's overall a safe place, it strikes me as one of those countries that's mostly safe, apart from certain areas that should be avoided.
Depends really. Drug cartels and FARC are still holding a lot of remote areas and jungles, and are definitely not safe for a foreigner. Bogota and Medellín are surely safe for a tourist in general, but both still have slums where the google car doesn't dare to go.

Finland obviously doesn't have those. The most dangerous things I can think of is colliding your car with a moose or step on an adder.

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As far as I'm aware the BBC have done documentaries on the Finnish education system & the Winter War. Can't find anything about the country as a tourist destination.
Where did you search? Many English visit especially Lapland in winter and especially around Christmas, as England is quite lacking in the snow department.

17 Reasons to Visit Finland in 2017 — VisitFinland.com


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2tinqjEfqw
 
Old 05-18-2017, 12:05 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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Yeah, just did a quick browse on YouTube, a lot of documentaries up on there about all sorts!
Do I really want to watch a documentary about the Finnish education system, or the Winter War, though??

Think I'll watch the ITV Leaders' Debate instead, and count how many times Leanne Wood says "In Waaaaaales...".
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