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21. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

sounds familiar enough. I like to tell people that I'm a Celt and that's why I'm a bit feisty!

22. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

The Israeli's like to argue, and take pride in the joke..." When you put two Israeli's tpgether, you get three sides to an arument"

23. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

I agree with Tina on Canadian identity crises. I remember being appaled in England when everyone thought we were American. I explained my reaction by giving them an example about the accents of the UK. I do not sound like a Texan, nor do I speak like a New Yorker or with a Massachussets accent!

I find that Ethiopian are very hospitable (I don't know if it's only with us though because my parents are from there).

When I was in England, I found the people to be very forward, but not in a bad way. More like friendly and not afraid to approach a stranger. SOME Americans have the same quality.

I agree with WeeJoe as well on the poorer country politeness and that the statement is pretty general. But we do tend to take certain things for granted!

24. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Ive only ever had good responses from people when they find out i'm Irish too. Americans go crazy for us, like we're pixies or the easter bunny or something not quite real. The accent goes down very well in london too. We do like a drink and a song though, thats our birthright...we mean no harm. To link with my last post though, Ireland IS getting much wealthier.

Raven, youre probably the only other person i know thats been to Kutna Hora, i had a pint there too after going to see a church built solely out of human bones by crazed medievil monks*(Im not joking, complete with a chandelier made from skulls!). It must have been the same pub, cos its a one horse town. I didnt realise it was an 'Irish' bar, thats nuts. Did it have a few picnic tables outside in a type of beer garden/building site area? It was memorable a the cheapest pint ive ever bought, 23p.

  • Tsunami, its easily reached from Prague on the train;).
25. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

See, now these are the occupational risks of leading a life of celibacy

26. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Quoting WeeJoe

Raven, youre probably the only other person i know thats been to Kutna Hora, i had a pint there too after going to see a church built solely out of human bones by crazed medievil monks*(Im not joking, complete with a chandelier made from skulls!). It must have been the same pub, cos its a one horse town. I didnt realise it was an 'Irish' bar, thats nuts. Did it have a few picnic tables outside in a type of beer garden/building site area? It was memorable a the cheapest pint ive ever bought, 23p..

When were you there ?? I thought that town was great, the pub was down a side alley , yeah not too far from a building site, no seats outside or anything but it was Dec..... it had Guinness posters all over the back wall, the barman also owns the only record shop in town, he was mad but a great laugh..... as for the Ossary - its strange looking but at the same time i could see the ''art'' in it too, i have a pic of it in my photo album thing, its not a very good one but the only one i had scanned it but it gives the general idea..... oh and yes the beer was cheap about 27cent...

27. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

July 2000, i think i was in a different pub, there must be 2!!

I also remember when i got off the train to walk up the little road to the Ossary, that there was a big plain building on the left hand side, it was painted white but it was filthy, there were no windows, just a little door at the front under a cardboard sign that said..................discotheque.

I wish i'd had a chance to go. Brilliant.

28. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

we went past the discotheque but couldn't find any entrance !!! but heard really cheesy euro pop ''music''..... the bar we ended up was a real rockers pub, good craic

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