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steviedeluxe Sep 24th 2010 7:34 pm

The ideal European country...
 
has German engineering, Spanish public transport, Belgian beer, British sports events....


...I'm sure others can add to the list...

Ray51 Sep 25th 2010 1:08 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 
Ummm, akshually :
a few other things Belgian , incl. ( but not limited to ) :
moules & frites , really good steaks ,
Spa Francorchamps F1 Grand Prix ,
incredibly chic Bruxelles babes ,
car-free Sundays , which turn into festivals of cycling , jogging , walking the dogs and enjoying the free-for-all handouts by Carrefour staff ,
fresh Brit-press Sunday mornings , complete with all the supplements ,
the fact that the natives prefer the Brits to almost any other nation on this our Earth ( except , perhaps , the French - but , that'd be only in the province of Wallonia ! ) ...
the mind boggles !?

Ray51 Sep 25th 2010 5:04 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 
Yeah , after all that :
I haven't even mentioned the ( world's Best ) chocolate ( 2D4 ) !!!

gelato Sep 28th 2010 8:39 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 
Italian food, wine and scenery. :thumbup:

(but NOT organisation)

steviedeluxe Sep 29th 2010 4:30 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 

Originally Posted by gelato (Post 8882416)
Italian food, wine and scenery. :thumbup:

(but NOT organisation)

Not too much a fan of the food (well in the restaurants in the UK anyway) as it seems to rely too much on stodgy pasta and tomatoes... however I agree about the wine, and I'm sure the scenery is great too.

Surprised (with your username) you didn't add the ice-cream!

Ray51 Sep 29th 2010 10:00 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 
The "Itae" grub in U.K. usually is only an insulting abortion , or aberration , for the uninitiated ones - unless one pays well over the the odds , for the correct pleasure/s , IMHO ;
whereas Italy has such a vast culture , history and selection of good food , like almost no other country ( save for France , of course ! ) , so that it is almost impossible to discuss "italian" food , but rather the food of Tuscany , Puglia , Sicily , Sardinia , Lombardy , Genoa , Bologna , Venezia , Trieste...where do you stop ?

gelato Sep 30th 2010 7:05 am

Re: The ideal European country...
 
Yes here in Rome the food is pretty good. Even my 2 year old eats good food at daycare. They really care about food here.

And it's not the same as the stodgy pasta you might get in a UK restaurant. Just like the Chinese food you get in a restaurant here in Italy isn't really Chinese.

tyr Oct 4th 2010 6:21 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 

Originally Posted by steviedeluxe (Post 8873488)
has German engineering, Spanish public transport, Belgian beer, British sports events....


...I'm sure others can add to the list...

Estonian women.
Every Estonian I've ever met was one of two things;
1: Hot
2: Male

gelato Oct 6th 2010 12:24 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 
Icelandic men. See above. :rofl:

Lorna at Vicenza Oct 6th 2010 7:54 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 
I can vouch for the Italian wine - hic - hic - hiccough.

polish_uk Oct 9th 2010 6:00 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 
"In heaven the British are the police, the French are the cooks and the Germans are the engineers. In hell the Germans are the police, the British are the cooks and the French are the engineers."

jonnyx Nov 18th 2010 10:10 am

Re: The ideal European country...
 

Originally Posted by steviedeluxe (Post 8873488)
has German engineering, Spanish public transport, Belgian beer, British sports events....


...I'm sure others can add to the list...

Heaven:
Spanish vegetables and olive oil, Swedish tools, Italian ice cream and finally German beer.

Hell: English food, Swedish taxes, Spanish telefon company.

Casa Santo Estevo Nov 18th 2010 11:58 am

Re: The ideal European country...
 
I would have thought the level(s) of corruption would also come into the equation too?

Ray51 Nov 19th 2010 2:42 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 
Yeah ;
time to leave Croatia , Roumania , Bulgaria , Hungary , Lithania , Latvia , Greece , PorraLand etc. ...out of this , then ?
( Not sure if BeNeLux's all that much better , though ? )

Austrobrit Nov 23rd 2010 7:40 pm

Re: The ideal European country...
 

Originally Posted by steviedeluxe (Post 8873488)
has German engineering, Spanish public transport, Belgian beer, British sports events....


...I'm sure others can add to the list...

The Ideal Eu country is here, Austrian alps with awesome lakes, Great lifestyle, affordable property, culture ohne end, and amazing food and drink.


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