Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
many parts of europe have great aspects. it depends what you look for.
-if you want to have a job where u can be a lazy bum, get paid tons with 14 paychecks and 6 weeks paid vacations, move to germany.
-if you want to enjoy a relaxed life with quality nightlife, move to madrid or barcelona.
-if you want to live in a town that has horrible weather, ancient transportation infrastructure, unreal rents for crappy rooms and is full of idiots, you gotta move to london
-if you want to make alot of money and can be self responsible go live in the new eu states
-or if you arent a geek you should do what makes sense and move around frequently
Leviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
Having been to all the countries in Europe several times (not just the EU members) I must say that my favorites are France and Ireland among the members and Switzerland and Andorra among the non-members. I do not like my own much at all, it is time to move
AOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1323 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
I'd say germany although I've been there once only when I was a child and last year but I didn't get out of Frankfurt airport.
Germany seems clean, and most of the German people I've met are very very nice and friendly !
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4704 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
Count me in for France.
I have visited many regions of this wonderful country - Normandie, Charente-Maritime, Aquitaine, Riviera, Bretagne almost once a year ever since I was a very young kid, and totally fell in love with Paris the first time I came there in 1996.
Since then, I have been going back to Paris at least thrice every year - the food, the lifestyle, people (Ah, les jeunes filles!)... yep, France is definitely my favorite place! Next trips are coming up in early May and August.
Spain comes in at a close second place - I just glad that our family owns an appartment in beautiful Andalucia, so I can go and spend some quality time in southern Spain whenever I want - like for example in two weeks.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
It depends really. My favourite city is Paris - it's just so beautiful and refined but my favourite country would be (and I say this grudgingly as an Englishman) Germany because it has a bit of everything - bustling cities, a major business centre, wonderful countryside, top beer (and as a Brit this is a must!) and an intelligent, friendly population. And they even let us beat them at football recently, which just swung my vote ahead of France (who knows, maybe at Euro 2004 if we beat 'Les Bleus' France will regain top spot ) I have never been that much of a fan of Ireland purely because I find it almost identical to the UK so it loses out on the 'exotic' category.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
Sinlock: Please excuse my lack of knowlage on this subject.
But are E.U. Nations refered too as States?
Not in the american sense... they are, of course, states and can be addressed as such. But they´re still nation states, and sovereign except in the aspects they´ve agreed to pool in the EU. Many EU countries have regional states (like, for instance the german Länder), so the distinctions should remain clear.
PHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
Outside the US, independent countries are commonly referred to as states. To make things more complicated, the term "nation" is often used to designate an ethnic group or nationality, regardless of its political status, as in, say, "the Basque nation." In everyday American speech, of course, the term "state" most often means an internal entity, while "nation" tends to mean an independent country.