f.pier
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EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 2:27 am

The State I like very much is Germany. I think it's so clean and everything seems to be perfect.
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 2:59 am

Italy. Gotta love the italians and their country!

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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 3:22 am

The United Kingdom and Sweden.
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 3:49 am

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
10=2
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 3:52 am

One more vote for Italy!

I've seen very little of the country (err... Venice and the countryside along the railway track there  Big grin ), but it's got that certain almost hstorical appeal to Germans that lives on till today.

Komm ein bisschen mit
nach Italien
komm ein bisschen mit
ans blaue Meer! Big grin
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f.pier
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:01 am

I forgot to say that... I love the whole European Union!!!!!!



Aloges, excuse me because I used the link I found on your profile, but I like it soooooo much, I couldn't not to add the flag!!!!




[Edited 2004-04-17 21:02:43]
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:14 am

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  Crying
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:20 am

@f.pier

are you by any chance part of the "europeans to antarctica" movement due to the lack of a eu flag?  Smile  Smile
10=2
 
f.pier
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Sun Apr 18, 2004 9:15 am

Of course I am, in fact I'm from that state... the one with Berlus....

Ooooh, I can't type all his name, I feel strange pains in my fingers!!!!

 Smile

[Edited 2004-04-18 02:15:48]
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:19 pm

Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finnish are strange people (funny anyway) and Finland is worth a visit too.

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Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:38 pm

I'm U.S. based but I will say my favorite EU country is the United Kingdom, I am looking forward to going their someday. I also want to visit Ireland, Italy and Austria.

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Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:13 pm

Ireland RULES...nuff said
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:16 am

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 !
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:26 am

Ireland is my favourite country except for my own. I do not find Germany an attractive option right now as their economy has difficulties.
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Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:30 am

I vote for Italy, I spent 2 and a half years over there and every minute of it was great !
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Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:42 am

Grazie, ciao UTA  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:42 am

My vote has to go for Ireland.

Why? Becasue it's so much like Scotland it's unbelieveable - how could anyone not love it? Great Guinness, great people, fabulous social atmosphere....

And who couldn't love a country like that?  Laugh out loud

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Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:47 am

Count me in for France.  Big thumbs up

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!  Love Next trips are coming up in early May and August.  Smile

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.  Big thumbs up
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Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:30 am

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 Big grin) 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.
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:34 am

LOL Ryanb741, you seem like one very open-minded Brit when it comes to your favourite countries!  Laugh out loud

"grudgingly"  Big thumbs up
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:14 am

Please excuse my lack of knowlage on this subject.

But are E.U. Nations refered too as States?
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:20 am

and an intelligent, friendly population.

Hm, where and when did we meet? Big grin

Or could it be that your German business partner came with a second Lange & Söhne watch for you? How is your Lange 1 (if I recall correctly) doing?
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Sinlock

Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:24 am

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.
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:56 am

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.
 
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Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:03 pm

I am very fond of Mexico, whose heritage is so closely intertwined with ours here in Texas, and whose future will certainly help define ours. Fine neighbors, good friends.
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:29 pm

Sccutler,

I didn't know Mexico joined the European Union!  Big grin
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:43 pm

The Netherlands. It's a beautiful country with plenty of beautiful boys  Big grin

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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:09 pm

Spain does it for me. Especially Seville. Beautiful city!

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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:18 pm

Viva Espana  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
France is also pretty nice too  Big grin
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:31 pm

I would have to say Italy.. I like that country and have been there several times now. But it's only a shame that so many italians are so arrogant.
 
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:36 pm

Ryan and Sccutler: Good ones !!! Big grin

Actually I don't want to restrict myself to certain countries, I find nice and interesting places nearly everywhere, as a fan of large bustling cities, I love (beside Berlin of course  Big grin) London, Amsterdam and Milano, all of which are place where I could easily settle down, I like to be in Spain, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Vienna, Barcelona, I hate it that I cannot visit all the other places I have not mentioned as often as I like, because there are so many non-European places that urgently need visiting, too,  Big grin like e.g. the USA and East Asia.

As for the new 10 member states: Don'T know much so far, but I'll change that asap, Budapest and the Baltic capitals are high on my list! Prague I know and it's lovely!
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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:20 pm

of course it really depends. but by and large i'd opt for france - maybe france north of clermont-ferrand. one reason for that is that according to my personal experience, germans, who are usually disliked by their european neighbors, get along best with french people. this is strange given the long history of wars. another thing of course is culture: food, clothing, architecture, literature and cinema - but not music  Wink/being sarcastic...

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RE: EU: The State (except Your) You Like The Most

Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:36 pm

I just found this one on the net and I thought it would be funny to see now that we are talking about the EU Big grin

http://stale.xko.cz/EUROPE-ITALY.swf
 
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QIguy24

Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:02 pm

I just wish the "other" europeans were really all as disciplined and decent as described...  Wink/being sarcastic

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