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robertcraig
08-03-2013, 11:34 PM
I was just thinking how your attitude changes to other people from other nations when you travel I have found i have great affinity with a AMERICAN PEOPLE due to my visits to the USA and other countries i have visited

Tink
09-03-2013, 11:31 AM
Well, as we all know I loved being in Ireland and was treated very kindly by (most :D ) the Irish people. Canada is an amazing country filled with very kind and considerate people. I have a tendency to feel close to them/that country as my Grandfather was a French Canadian.

keith
09-03-2013, 01:24 PM
Thats so true! and it's interesting which sets of people you end up feeling closest to.

For example, although we're technically Europeans, I feel much more at home in the States than when travelling in most parts of Europe. I find that my world view, attitudes, aspirations and general outlook are far more aligned with those of the US.

Wendy
09-03-2013, 02:20 PM
I have to agree with Keith :yes:

I have found that some Countries in Europe, (I won't name them, but you can probably guess :lol:) tolerate you because you are English but they have no time for you at all and yet I have never felt that way in the US.

It really is like a second home for me and if we were younger then we have both said that there is every possibility that we would be living there now. Unfortunately we found America in our later years.

Britchick
09-03-2013, 03:29 PM
Mainly yes but like others I have a hard time aligning myself with some Europeans.... Especially the ones that chain smoke and push in line! Lol

Wendy
09-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Mainly yes but like others I have a hard time aligning myself with some Europeans.... Especially the ones that chain smoke and push in line! Lol

:lol: I wonder who they could be, I think the majority of people have a problem with them :lol:

Sam
09-03-2013, 04:01 PM
I think that I may upset a few people here but I am very fond of a certain European Country which has the Eiffel Tower. Most people I know say that the people are arrogant and rude, but I have to say we encountered that throughout our whole trip to Ireland, which is a shame as I was so looking forward to visiting there.

We are big rugby supporters and therefore we have travelled far and wide following the Welsh team. The french supporters both in this country and in France have been wonderful and would say the best to be around. With both my children, whilst heavily pregnant, we went to the six nations matches with Wales v France. On both occasions the french supporters moved people out the way for me, gave up their chairs for me and kept making sure that I was ok and did I need anything. In Paris many years ago we went to a match but our tickets meant that we were split up with Andrew one end of the pitch and me the other. Once again the french supporters made sure I was ok and when I came outside they were lovely and waited with me until Andrew arrived. But not only that throughout the whole trip to Paris we were treated beautifully as we have all over the country with further trips, (not just for rugby I may add). Andrew also works with many nationalities and once again his french colleagues are great.

We like France so much that Meg is determined to live there as an adult, she is even planning to study dress design in Paris. Bless her heart, there's nothing like aiming high at 10 years old. :lol:

Britchick
09-03-2013, 04:23 PM
You won't upset anyone Sam, everyone's entitled to there own opinion:yes:

Wendy
09-03-2013, 04:35 PM
Oh Sam :hug2: you won't upset anyone at all.

keith
09-03-2013, 08:16 PM
Oh Sam :hug2: you won't upset anyone at all.

absolutely right! :yes:

For what it's worth, when I've met people in France on a one to one basis, colleagues, friends of colleagues etc. I've found them very friendly indeed. It's just I think from a more macro point of view, the ideals of Europe in general don't fit well with my views and I think this is why the UK as a whole doesn't really gel with the EU. It's not that there isn't huge potential it's just that we don't fit very well :shrug1:

From the first time I got off the plane in the US I felt a country which was inspirational, a can do anything type of attitude where they applaud and respect hard work/success. It feels young and therefore unencumbered by "old" expectations and entitlements. I don't know if that makes any sense at all? :lol: but so much of the UK/Europe seem to feel they have an entitlement to things and shouldn't really need to work for it. There's a "we don't like it, lets go on strike or riot" attitude.

I know nowhere is perfect but I'd have loved to live in the states :yes:

The other country which always seems to make considered decisions is Canada. I know sometimes their decisions can be controversial but they seem to risk doing the right thing yah know? I like that :yes:

robertcraig
09-03-2013, 09:03 PM
I think you can find arrogant people in any country but i have found so many ordinary people that are so friendly and interested in your own country

Tink
09-03-2013, 09:15 PM
Sam, I think it's wonderful that you've had such great experiences in France! I'm sorry they weren't as nice in Ireland (but then, I've been there only once and am completely biased toward the country to begin with).

Canada truly is a wonderful country, Keith. I'd live there if it weren't so cold and they'd have me!

Vikki
10-03-2013, 10:49 AM
Canada is a wonderful place. I'd certainly live there. My great uncle emigrated there when he was young so I have a lot of family there and I've been many times.

We're actually flying into Toronto and spending a week in Ontario before flying down to Orlando in the summer. I'm so excited :D

Britchick
10-03-2013, 10:59 AM
I'd love to visit Canada, it's on the list

Wendy
10-03-2013, 11:03 AM
Chris and I both have family in Canada but Chris doesn't want to go :sigh: I suppose if I nag enough it might happen one day :lol:

Slowhand
10-03-2013, 02:59 PM
Chris and I both have family in Canada but Chris doesn't want to go :sigh: I suppose if I nag enough it might happen one day :lol:
My very first overseas business trip [indeed, my very first flight] was on a 747 to Canada in 1976...flying to Montreal, then on to Quebec, followed by a 2 hour car journey north to St. Joseph de Beauce.
Since then I have been many times to Canada, taking in Toronto, Windsor [Niagara Falls] and the western side around Edmonton....which is my favourite part of Canada with the Rockies being nearby etc.etc.

I really love that country...almost as much as I enjoy the US. :yes:
[Will this help with your nagging Wendy? :lol:]

Wendy
10-03-2013, 06:20 PM
[Will this help with your nagging Wendy? :lol:]

Well all the joint nagging about DCL never worked did it :lol: so probably not.

Slowhand
10-03-2013, 07:56 PM
Well all the joint nagging about DCL never worked did it :lol: so probably not.

How about a cruise to Canada then? :lol:

Wendy
10-03-2013, 10:15 PM
How about a cruise to Canada then? :lol:

:lol: I like it, are you going to tell him or me.

Johnie
10-03-2013, 11:29 PM
I try to find the good in all people! Probably one of my best and worst traits. I just don't like rudeness. I do find that my ideas of what is rude does not always align with others definitions of rudeness so I try to be a bit more patient with others. Doesn't always work but I do try.

I've been to Canada once (Niagara Falls to be exact) and it was cold and raining. I need to go back when it is not raining!