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Old 02-05-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Let's say what is the best thing (or things) about our countries and the worst things, or the ones we dislike more.
Name also the country you are talking about. It can be an interesting post.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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*USA:

The best: Borders Mexico, a much more developed country than this one. My plans for jumping the border into paradise are almost complete!

The worst: All of our cities actually look like Havana, all in disrepair with paint peeling off everywhere, potholed streets wherever you go, and dirt roads in the suburbs. Those nice, majestic looking scenes of New York City are actually Hollywood special effects, it's not real.

*We're actually one of the least developed countries in the world. Just as the resident European experts on C-D, they know everything and aren't wrong about anything regarding the US.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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The best thing about the UK is you can be real slobbish and no one gives a damn. Countries like Germany and France are far more formal.
The worst thing is the TV, celebrity culture.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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UK

Best thing: Life isn't challenging not in danger of death, Tv shows, good transpor t(I'm talking for London)

Worst thing: No real wilderness areas, countryside is too tame.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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The USA (Texas, to be exact):
Best thing is the diversity (both in landscape and people).
Worst thing is the result of prolonged wealth and prosperity: Political Correctness - people are on the hunt for things to be offended by. Health: People are getting fat from the comfort. Our Own Economic Demise: We are forgetting how to manufacture and what it is like to work hard (not there yet, but we are heading there).
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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USA:

Best-
Big houses, freedom, good food, diversity, sports, culture, beaches, mountains, huge interstate freeway system, the south, mohave desert, we have a lot of haters.

Worst-
Huge spotlight, left lane drivers and extreme weather
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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Norway:

Best:

Economy
Almost full employment
Health care system (compared to most other countries)
Nature (Lofoten, Western Norway)
Little corruption
Well organized
Consumer rights
Few natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes)

Worst:
Road, underground (Oslo) and train infrastructure
Uncompetitive price level
Entrepreneurial spirit (the Swedes got it)
Weather and climate (short and often rainy summer)
Housing market (Oslo, Stavanger)
Small cities (Oslo is the only one with a decent size)
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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Germany:

Best:
Location (Central Europe; plenty of countries nearby)
Economy (still stable and powerful for the most part)
Wide range of mentalities and regional differences in a comparably "small" land area
Safety
Quality of life
Cities (We've got more decent cities than most of Europe's other countries IMO)
Population of 81.5m (Smaller countries seem more dependent on several aspects)
Good infrastructure and transportation (e.g. "Autobahn" )
Cosmopolitan feeling (depends on the region)
Affordable costs (however, not everywhere)

Worst:
Weather s*cks for the most part (except spring and summer)
The attitude of some fellow countrymen can be quite grumbling at times
Media (doesn't appear very "independent" or "free" to be honest concerning some issues)
Politics (the majority of politicians aren't trustworthy or clever)
TV (getting trashier and worse every year....)
Although its quite "cosmopolitan" on the one hand, it is also stubborn and "stuffy" on the other hand
"Third Reich" attitude ("We are so bad and guilty, patriotism=Nazi, We must be tolerant, We shall not be proud"...)

All in all, i'm pleased to live here.

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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*USA:

The best: Borders Mexico, a much more developed country than this one. My plans for jumping the border into paradise are almost complete!

The worst: All of our cities actually look like Havana, all in disrepair with paint peeling off everywhere, potholed streets wherever you go, and dirt roads in the suburbs. Those nice, majestic looking scenes of New York City are actually Hollywood special effects, it's not real.

*We're actually one of the least developed countries in the world. Just as the resident European experts on C-D, they know everything and aren't wrong about anything regarding the US.
You're Brazilian. Deal with it or die.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Spain.

Worst:

Current economy.
Politicians.
Low salaries.
High competence to get jobs.
Unemployment.
Disconformity of some areas, and the polemic they bring. (Basques, Catalonia)
Expensive train fares.
Location inside Europe (a bit far from other countries)
Many people have the habit of being and arrive late!!

Best:
Rich culture and History.
Weather, mostly sunny.
Good at sport, sport tradition.
Beaches.
Variety of sceneries.
Safety.
Friendly people.
Good tourism destination.
High education levels.
Good Health system.
Long days in summer.
Wide opening schedules in shop. (closing at 8pm or even 10pm)
Gastronomy
Many big cities.


I started to write this post with a pessimistic feeling but now I see I numbered more pros than cons. lol
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