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Coolest European Country ?

DS9TREK

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Report this Oct. 04 2009, 3:02 pm

Quote (sonofspock1 @ Oct. 04 2009, 7:40 pm)
^ Are most British people not overly fond of the EU?

I guess this means Ireland is'nt the coolest European country! Well, 66% of them anyway! :laugh:

Not really no. When pollsters ask the question 'should Britain leave the EU if it can continue to trade with it?' The 'yes' vote floats around the mid-60's to the low-70's. We don't benefit from the EU like Ireland does. We put the second highest sum of money into the EU (only Germany contributes more). And once everyone gets money back from the EU it works out Britain is the biggest contributor as we get back so little. And in return for that Spanish fishermen get to take all our fish and the EU gets to boss us about. And then there's the immigration which is straining our public services...

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Report this Oct. 04 2009, 3:22 pm

One of the reasons we continue to get aid is because our former Taoiseach (say it Tea-shock) Bertie campaigned to the EU to keep us "disadvantaged", so we got aid for fisheries, farmers etc. I am neither a fisherman nor a farmer, so we see none of it. :laugh:

And Spanish fisherman have been caught off the West coast in "the Irish Box", 50km of the Atlantic set aside for Irish use only. The EU Fishing countries say it's unfair, but they come in anyway. I think a Japanese trawler was caught once! :laugh:

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Report this Oct. 15 2009, 6:46 pm

I have only been to Poland, Germany, and France. France was the most scenic(Paris) Germany had my favorite food(bratwurst and beer) and Poland was the cheapest, most hospitable, and most laidback. So, I will say it was the coolest European country I went to. But, I will need to return and visit other European countries to verify this(I wish I could go back soon)

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Report this Oct. 16 2009, 12:36 am

I'm torn.

Monaco was the coolest for seeing what unlimited funds can produce. The second day I was there, I got to watch an Historical Grand Prix in which a century's worth of race cars went roaring around the city streets at 110mph. I saw everything from modern Formula 1 to James Bond cars to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang screaming around a marina that held over a billion dollars worth of yachts.

Scotland and Asturias, though, were my favorites for making me feel I was at home. During my first bus ride in Edinburgh, for example, three locals spontaneously volunteered to make sure I took the correct stop to reach my bed & breakfast. Pretty much every encounter in both lands was like that. Celts are good people!

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Report this Oct. 16 2009, 4:42 pm



Italy!

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Report this Oct. 16 2009, 5:25 pm

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Asturias y Galicia


and no photo in the world can capture how gigantic this scene is. That lake is several miles wide and it's in Alpine-high mountains in Spain named the Peaks of Europe. When you're on the ground there, you keep expecting to crest the next ridge and look down on Minas Tirith.

Asturias y Galicia

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Report this Oct. 16 2009, 5:27 pm

I see no food :(

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Report this Oct. 16 2009, 11:36 pm

Any place with Polka, historical places and tropical.
Lots of beautiful beaches, outdoor restaurants, chocolate, narrow streets that cars can't get though, lots of cats and my relatives.
No, I'm not Italian.  :p

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