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11. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

Excuse me Blitz, Cinque Terre are 5 little towns (Cinque = 5) on the Italian Coast Above La Spezia and Below Genoa. Hardly close the Switzerland and not very close to the French Border. Oh, and as far as you being whatever. My parents are both European (I'm only American on paper), I live part time in Paris where i have an Apartment. My cousin Lives in Sweden. I have very good friends in Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Hamburg, and Paris of course. Out side of Paris, I stay with all of them often - all my friends AND cousin.

I do Professional Travel Photography and have been to about 80 countries (including Australia about 5 times) So please don't start telling me about the world. You were reducing Countries down to one word like ALL Americans are the same, ALL Europeans are the same. You can't be further from the truth. I have as much in common with America as a Frenchman. I HATE Bush, am totally against the war and about 90 % of the policies of the USA. So are you gonna tell me that I am a typical American? I don't think so. As far as Europe the French and Germans couldn't be more opposite yet you say all EUROPEANS are pretty serious? My European friends and family laugh all the time - I have no idea where you get your stereotypes from - the air I suppose. If the Brits and the French have so much trouble with each other why is the Euro Star (Train between LONDON/PARIS) always full when I go on it?

I understand Ausralia is a giant island and very isolated but you don't paint all people from one place or another with the same brush. Everyone is an individual. If you don't understand that now you will someday See, you say "The other Posters seem to enjoy Australian company" You don't represent Australia to me AT ALL, you only represent you to me, one person that seems a bit confused. Zoom

12. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 10y

You are right Zoom. Those sterotypes were funny, not to take in a serious mood.

13. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 10y

dont know about europe but in britain wel welcome you with open arms and thel be no cold shoulders[quote]

14. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

drunks!

15. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

Everyone loves an Aussie! In the UK you will have tons of fun meeting people (although do expect lots of questions about Neighbours and Home and Away! ) . Aussies are considered real party-animals, so make sure you keep up the good reputation!
Have loads of fun!

16. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

Karlmunch, yeah, thanks - I'm sure you're right. The problem we have going in the world right now (thanks to the garbage "Bush / Cheney" mentality in big part) is to start putting all groups in boxes. I find this really wrong. You don't judge over a billion Arabs because 19 of them flew the planes on 9/11. You judge those 19 only. In America the thinking is getting very dangerous these days. Anyway, you guys in Spain, France, Italy know what's going on and what I'm talking about.

I see you're from Valencia. Haven't been there but I love Sevilla, Cordoba, etc (Andalusia in general). Beautiful country (and girls and beaches) you live in my friend. Spain's one of the best (and smart to for getting out of Bush's stupid war) Take care, Zoom

JeffG, that was a good one, made me laugh....

17. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

well, first of all, my english is not so good in order to distinguish an american from an Aussie, for example, neither a canadian from an american and so on. (I know, it's not good to say..but that's the truth..:( I see BBC world and Cnn for a while every day, just to improve my knowledge of languages and accents..:))
I can distinguish only the nation of not english speaking when they speak english each other.

secondly, if someone ask me some information in english, (if he/she doesn't speak too fast to be understood)I try to reply as clearest as I can. Everyone is happy to be helped when it's on vacation and has any kind of problem. I don't judge people from they're from, so if I meet an American I don't think Bush. I try to imagine where he/she come from. I try to imagine the lifestyle in the other part of the world (dreaming to go, one day, in Australia..).

Overall I'm interested about culture and way of thinking of foreigners about my country. For example we had a very bad fame about our way of driving, that is absolutely true in the big cities and in the main big roads.:)

I'm very helpful with foreigners, because I've ever found nice people glad to help me when I'm on vacation.

When I go abroad I try to learn the basic word in the language of the country I visit. I consider it a form of respect of people living there . And I've seen that is always appreciated. ;)

18. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

well put amanecer, thank you about the Bush comment, im always seemingly the focus of ridicule because i tell people im American because of that Knob...angers me!

and by the way, goodluck with ur elections this weekend...get that rightwinger Berlusconi outta there...he's a "coglioni" :)

19. Posted by Caesar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y

Aussie guys--> nice people
Aussie girls---> top birds

That's Aussie people in a nutshell

20. Posted by Caesar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y

Quoting jeffG

and by the way, goodluck with ur elections this weekend...get that rightwinger Berlusconi outta there...he's a "coglioni" :)

some posters like me may find your comment rather offensive. it's a public board about travels,not a political blog