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CJ07
Jun 17th, 2004, 02:48 AM
Hey all. I just thought that since this is an international board. And since people were from all over the place, we should educate each other about where we live, and tell somethings people would'nt normally know.

I'll Start.

Where I live: Maryland/DC Suburbs, USA

What I like about it:
I love it here. But I hate it for the same reason. It's faker than Star Jones's hair. Only in the sense that this place is an illusion. Everyone has bucu bucks. Everyone has a Mercedes. Everone is a lawyer, doctor, or indian chief. Everyone's kids go to a good school. Everything is peachy keen. But unfortunately it isn't the real world for 98% of the population.

What's the weather like?:
Up and down. It can be really nice, and really messed up. In Decemeber it can be 70. In April it can snow. Maryland weather is :confused:

What are the people like?
Assholes. Cool Assholes, but we're assholes. Some people are nice, but the majority of the people here are very self-serving and snide. But everyone is like that so you don't really notice it unless you go somewhere else and everyone is nice. It was a culture shock.

What are the kids/youth like?
Let's just say GNC sells lots of Chaser, and everyone is a fan of the song "Because I was High" ;)

A common misconseption:
Hmm. Well most people don't know too much about Maryland. Other than people are arrogant. And well its true. But we're arrogant in a good way :)

Something you may not know:
Maryland is the fourth richest state in the country. And my county is the second richest state in the country :)
The Marriots live here, Mike Tyson lived down the street from my brother ( :o) and you used to see Michael Jordon here and there. Also every politician you can think of walks around town, and we are in the top 10 AIDS states (Damn Baltimore). Also, they're more gay/lesbians than redheads.

Something You'll Love About Here:
Beautiful. Everything, everyone is very attractive. Lots to do. (well kinda) Very upscale, EVERYTHING is upscale. Very classy.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Everything is ludicrously expensive. If you don't make atleast 70,000 a year, don't even try moving without a roomate. And that's for the CHEAP places.


Well thats all I can think of. Feel fry to add!
As some people live in places I can't even pronounce, looking forward to reading some entries :cool:

Berlin_Calling
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:08 AM
Where I live:
Fairfield County, Connecticut. Suburb of NYC.

What I like about it:
One of the wealthiest parts of the country. Makes the top ten in wealthiest towns in the USA. NYC is close by. Clean and safe. Nice neiighborhoods, amazing homes, great atmosphere. Good people, nice country clubs, etc.

What's the weather like?:
Four seasons. New England Winters, Hot SUmmers, Colorful Autumns, Flowery Springs.


What are the people like?
Rich and classy, lol. Upscale people and very proper and polite. Greenwich has been home to everyone from Regis Philbin to Tommy Hilfiger.

What are the kids/youth like?
Dont really know because I go to boarding school since highschool and I really havent known the kids in my neighborhood since I lived in New Jersey two years ago.

A common misconseption:
Everyone is snobby and stuck up.

Something you may not know:
I dunno....hmm in 2000 the average price of a house in Greenwich was $1,630,000


Something You'll Love About Here:
Nice places to eat, to shop, to play tennis :p. Its like the perfect neighborhood.


Something You'll Hate About Here:
Expensive

CJ07
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:17 AM
Where I live:
Fairfield County, Connecticut. Suburb of NYC.

What I like about it:
One of the wealthiest parts of the country. Makes the top ten in wealthiest towns in the USA. NYC is close by. Clean and safe. Nice neiighborhoods, amazing homes, great atmosphere. Good people, nice country clubs, etc.

What's the weather like?:
Four seasons. New England Winters, Hot SUmmers, Colorful Autumns, Flowery Springs.


What are the people like?
Rich and classy, lol. Upscale people and very proper and polite. Greenwich has been home to everyone from Regis Philbin to Tommy Hilfiger.

What are the kids/youth like?
Dont really know because I go to boarding school since highschool and I really havent known the kids in my neighborhood since I lived in New Jersey two years ago.

A common misconseption:
Everyone is snobby and stuck up.

Something you may not know:
I dunno....hmm in 2000 the average price of a house in Greenwich was $1,630,000


Something You'll Love About Here:
Nice places to eat, to shop, to play tennis :p. Its like the perfect neighborhood.


Something You'll Hate About Here:
Expensive
that sounds like Potomac.
We should have a fight, Potomac vs. Greenwhich
Where everyone fights with their illegal immigrant help :lol: :tape:

Vincent
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:27 AM
Ok, it's my turn to introduce my city. Hope you will find it interesting.

Where I live: Hong Kong , China

:) What I like about it:

If you like shopping, Hong Kong can be a perfect place. We have got all kinds of malls, department stores and boutiques here, so remember to bring enough cash or VISA card. Don't worry about the food because we offer absolutely clean and high-quality food in every hotel from all over the world. Here is a safe place too, it's rare to see riots and big-scale strikes.

:) What's the weather like?

Simply hot and humidas we are in the subtropical area. The summer lasts longer than the winter. The temperature ranges from 7 - 33 degress Celcius which provides a suitable condition for all kinds of activities.

:) What are the people like?

Generally speaking people here are nice, not racist. Tourism is extremely important to our economy so we treated every tourist as president. Not every Hongkie can speak perfect English, but they will try as hard as they can and act friendly.

:) What are the kids/youth like?

I would only say they are okay, they are argubly lower standard than before. Most of them are rather self-centred or lazy, but they can nice too.

:) A common misconception?

Well I am not sure about misconception because I live here. hm...after 1/7/1997, China took back the leading power from Britian as we were colony of Britian, people may think we are so eager or excited to do so, actually no to the majority. I am one of the majority who is not happy with it.

:) Something you may not know?

Although we enjoy high degree of freedom, we are still not allowed to elect our president or nominate anyone. Hong Kong has a capitalist economy while China is a communist state, that explains why.

:) Something you will love about here?

You will probably find yourself out of control to do shopping or eating traditional food from all over the world because that's our biggest attraction. The price is also low and you don't have to pay sales tax. There are many fantastic museums here, I am sure you would admire the efforts of our designers.

:( Something you will hate about here?

Hong Kong is probably too crowded and the air pollution is terrible. It's not unusual to see thee air pollution index raising to a "serious" level. It's sometimes unbearable.

That's my short report, I hope you would enjoy it. :D

--Vincent :ras:

PointBlank
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:49 AM
Where I live:
Arad,Israel :)

What I like about it:
It has the WUJS .. the center of Jewish and Hebrew studies :) .. it has basically a small town life

What's the weather like?:
One Season .. Hella hot


What are the people like?
Israelis are .. snobby,stuck-up,and self centered .. its the truth

What are the kids/youth like?
Israelis are .. snobby,stuck-up,and self centered .. its the truth

A common misconseption:
Everyone is nice and friendly

Something you may not know:
The Arabic community and Hebrew community are the most peaceful to live togehter


Something You'll Love About Here:
Hott,clay courts

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Cheap

CJ07
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:57 AM
Ok, it's my turn to introduce my city. Hope you will find it interesting.

Where I live: Hong Kong , China

:) What I like about it:

If you like shopping, Hong Kong can be a perfect place. We have got all kinds of malls, department stores and boutiques here, so remember to bring enough cash or VISA card. Don't worry about the food because we offer absolutely clean and high-quality food in every hotel from all over the world. Here is a safe place too, it's rare to see riots and big-scale strikes.

:) What's the weather like?

Simply hot and humidas we are in the subtropical area. The summer lasts longer than the winter. The temperature ranges from 7 - 33 degress Celcius which provides a suitable condition for all kinds of activities.

:) What are the people like?

Generally speaking people here are nice, not racist. Tourism is extremely important to our economy so we treated every tourist as president. Not every Hongkie can speak perfect English, but they will try as hard as they can and act friendly.

:) What are the kids/youth like?

I would only say they are okay, they are argubly lower standard than before. Most of them are rather self-centred or lazy, but they can nice too.

:) A common misconception?

Well I am not sure about misconception because I live here. hm...after 1/7/1997, China took back the leading power from Britian as we were colony of Britian, people may think we are so eager or excited to do so, actually no to the majority. I am one of the majority who is not happy with it.

:) Something you may not know?

Although we enjoy high degree of freedom, we are still not allowed to elect our president or nominate anyone. Hong Kong has a capitalist economy while China is a communist state, that explains why.

:) Something you will love about here?

You will probably find yourself out of control to do shopping or eating traditional food from all over the world because that's our biggest attraction. The price is also low and you don't have to pay sales tax. There are many fantastic museums here, I am sure you would admire the efforts of our designers.

:( Something you will hate about here?

Hong Kong is probably too crowded and the air pollution is terrible. It's not unusual to see thee air pollution index raising to a "serious" level. It's sometimes unbearable.

That's my short report, I hope you would enjoy it. :D

--Vincent :ras:
you live in hong kong! wow. I mean is there any room at all? Theres a billion + people over there!

also, how restrictive is the government?

xr6turbo
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:59 AM
Where I live:
Perth, Western Australia :D

What I like about it:
It's a great place to live, great lifestyle!!

What's the weather like?:
It's damn hot in summer, like i mean 108 some days!! :eek: It gets pretty cold in winter, never goes below freezing though. The sun here is great for a tan! :cool:


What are the people like?
The majority of the people here are really friendly, easy going

What are the kids/youth like?
Most of the kids/youth here are pretty cool, although there are some areas where the kids are a bit feral :lol:

A common misconseption:
No, we dont keep Koalas as pets and we don't use Kangaroo's as transport....

Something you may not know:
Our city has only been founded for a little over 100 years!!


Something You'll Love About Here:
The weather, the sun!!

Something You'll Hate About Here:
It costs a fair bit to fly to any other major cities...



http://www.users.bigpond.com/tim.landrigan/images/PerthView.jpg

CJ07
Jun 17th, 2004, 04:23 AM
Where I live:
Perth, Western Australia :D

What I like about it:
It's a great place to live, great lifestyle!!

What's the weather like?:
It's damn hot in summer, like i mean 108 some days!! :eek: It gets pretty cold in winter, never goes below freezing though. The sun here is great for a tan! :cool:


What are the people like?
The majority of the people here are really friendly, easy going

What are the kids/youth like?
Most of the kids/youth here are pretty cool, although there are some areas where the kids are a bit feral :lol:

A common misconseption:
No, we dont keep Koalas as pets and we don't use Kangaroo's as transport....

Something you may not know:
Our city has only been founded for a little over 100 years!!


Something You'll Love About Here:
The weather, the sun!!

Something You'll Hate About Here:
It costs a fair bit to fly to any other major cities...



http://www.users.bigpond.com/tim.landrigan/images/PerthView.jpg
Perth looks cool!
Aren't Koalas and Kangaroos somewhat dangerous?

xr6turbo
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:09 AM
Perth looks cool!
Aren't Koalas and Kangaroos somewhat dangerous?

Umm yeah, you arent really supposed to approach Kangaroo's because they have really sharp claws and if they feel threatned they will rear up and kick you with their legs.

Koala's also have really sharp claws but if they have been raised by humans in zoos or whatever, you can hold them without them attacking you....

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:34 AM
Where I live:
Albury-Wodonga, Australia

What I like about it:
It's small, and kinda peaceful. Nothing really happens.

What's the weather like?:
Bloody hot in the Summer, and bloody cold in the Winter.

What are the people like?
Erm, well we have the upper class Sectors and then the rough feral Wu-Tangers. But most are nice, they just mainly keep to themselves.

What are the kids/youth like?
Most are pretty feral. They are Wu-Tangers. But apart from them everyone else is normal.

A common misconseption:
That it's a real country town - etc with nothing here but farms.

Something you may not know:
Umm, that there is a place called Albury-Wodonga...

Something You'll Love About Here:
It's a pretty clean city, and we have the Great Murray river. :p

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Wu-Tangers.

SM
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:52 AM
hey kimmies boy i went to albury-wodonga last year as a pit stop on my way to melbourne...just by chance i saw that they hd that 10k eventand saw some of the final ;)

Where I live:
City Wollongong, Suburb Port Kembla
What I like about it:
Its small so Im friends with half the suburb which is kewl cos wherever i go, esp the beach in summer ;) theres ppl to hang out with all the time!Also theres a private beach on one side of the hill i live on which is neat cos theres no ppl and its a great lace for R+R.

What's the weather like?:
Pretty much like one season similar to Sydney (its just an hour south)

What are the people like?
Well its a two story town. I live in the more upper class area overlooking the beach, and then theres the 'other' side of town


What are the kids/youth like?
mainly aussies, and non-anglos are very aussie acting/assimilated..very relaxed, friendly, approachable people..


Something You'll Hate About Here:
The bad side of twon the red light district HAHA

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:55 AM
hey kimmies boy i went to albury-wodonga last year as a pit stop on my way to melbourne...just by chance i saw that they hd that 10k eventand saw some of the final ;)
I was there too :p

Did you attend any other days?

SM
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:56 AM
this is the beach at end of my street :):bounce: :kiss: :hearts: :worship:

SM
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:58 AM
nope but i was hitting on the court behind where the final was being held during the final, intermittently, cos i kept going over to see some of the final as my other friends werent interested in the final and just kept playing...

man those grass courts stunk, terible bounces :(

thalle
Jun 17th, 2004, 07:17 AM
Where I live:
Roskilde, Denmark (Europe)

What I like about it:
The festival, and that my friends and family is close

What's the weather like?:
Cold spring, nice summer, rainy fall, long winther

What are the people like?
Somes are very snobby. Somes are just normal

What are the kids/youth like?
Depends on their parents... a lot are troublemakers

A common misconseption:
Denmark is not the Capital of Sweden

Something you may not know:
Roskilde Festival is the biggest music-festival in Scandinavia. Each year +70K visits it. Once we had 100K. Best time of the year

Something You'll Love About Here:
The festival

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Boring. Not much to see

Vincent
Jun 17th, 2004, 07:20 AM
you live in hong kong! wow. I mean is there any room at all? Theres a billion + people over there!

also, how restrictive is the government?Well, there are actually over 7,000,000 people, the population is bigger than the whole Switzerland, but we are like 1000 times smaller than Switzerland. :eek: :lol:

The governmet is :rolleyes: , most of the officials are stupid and non-contributing, no comments to them. Even our Cheif Excutive get critized ALL the time, we actually want to elect our own president, but the China central goverment is not allowing it, so no comments again. :rolleyes:

Vincent
Jun 17th, 2004, 07:23 AM
Hmm...but we can elect out own regional representitives, but they can't do much as they have no real powers.

salima
Jun 17th, 2004, 07:57 AM
Where I live:
Oslo, Norway ,Europe

What I like about it:
A small big town or a big small town, close to nature,close to the fjord

What's the weather like?:
Yes. To be in Norway, rather good, we can have frost in the summer and rain in winter, but usually, snow from december to april, and much sunshine in the summer

What are the people like?
All kinds, but generally shy to foreigners

What are the kids/youth like?
THey are small and young, noisy and quiet good and bad and everything in the midde

A common misconseption:
We have polarbears in the streets, is a part of Sweden. There are hundreds, because we like to keep this place mysterious and secret

Something you may not know:
The middle of Oslo is a lake, Blankvann, it is 200m wide and 300m long it is 65m deep and 18 meters down ther is a layer of pink water. The water else is crystal clear, and in the lake lives prawns you won´t find anywere else in the world.

Something You'll Love About Here:
The easy going and the woodlands and hills.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
THe arkitecture, every ruler has wanted to build the town in his imagination, the result does not look good, and the cars has got far to much space in the recent decades

Watch the slide show
http://www.visitoslo.com/Oslo-pictures/

examples:

Mattographer
Jun 17th, 2004, 08:08 AM
Ask my fellow Sydneysider about our city :o

Shedevil
Jun 17th, 2004, 08:49 AM
this is the beach at end of my street :):bounce: :kiss: :hearts: :worship:
omfg :eek: that's heaven :D

"Sluggy"
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:12 AM
Where I live:
Puteaux, France - I live basically in Paris, 5 minute train ride to heart of Paris

What I like about it:
Food, wine, Beer, architecture, culture, ROLAND GARROS, Bercy, Open Gaz De France, the different regions here, mountains, oceans, small towns, farms, the People, the Ladies and much much more

What's the weather like?:
Rainy like London, though i dare say it has barely rained since last summer. It snows a tiny a bit maybe 2 or 3 times in winter, at least in paris it is like that.


What are the people like?
Depends on who you ask. Basically in paris i think people are like people from any major city. it is crowded and people are frequently growchy it seems...People are kinder in New York IMO. People dont offer much to help with a mother and her stroler to get up stairs - things like that. I have seen very often people screaming and cursing at police soemthing that will get you thrown in jail in the United States. there is little respect for authority, not much national pride.... But i like the people very much. Girls often know how to cook and the people are generally not particularly materialistic. Individual freedom is very important to the french and people do as they wish. it is more of a lawless society compared the US, people are generally recklesss at least more than in the states.


What are the kids/youth like?
Youth are reckless compared to the states. parents let their little children run wild. at the park there are tons of kids who push and hit, and their parents generall do nothing about it. as for teenagers and college students i think there is good comradery. they have nice little partys called booms for teenagers. again the kids seem to take care of each other good. when there is a party, generally everyone brings something. There are frequent protests by high school and college students....it is part of french mentality to protest like this. Teenageers seem to enjoy paris. theres tons of things to do. I am very impressed with young french people, as they seem sensitive and kind to each other. Lots of kissing and affection.

A common misconseption:
French people dont bathe as much as other people. We dont have toilets and refrigerators. it is a misconception that France is not technologically advanced, France is actually more technologically advanced than people think and had many things before the states

Something you may not know:
Children start public scholl at age 3. Health care is basically free and it is good. medicines are also free if you have coverage, and coverage is much easier to get than in many other countries. France has excellent transportation high speed trains.


Something You'll Love About Here:
The food, the shopping, the clean and beautiful streets and archictecture. The beaches, mountains... France has all types of climates and geographies. If you work here....6 weeks vacation.


Something You'll Hate About Here:
Waiters like anywhere can be obnoxious, that may be true. All the rain maybe. what else??? French TV sucks, but so does any tv without cable.

Lord Chips
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:34 AM
Where I live:
Borehamwood, South Hertfordshire, England

What I like about it:
Nothing

What's the weather like?:
Same as London just a bit cooler

What are the people like?
Tossers and tarts

What are the kids/youth like?
Little shits

A common misconseption:
It's a nice place to live

Something you may not know:
Its the home of the studios where programmes such as Eastenders, Big Brother and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire are filmed.


Something You'll Love About Here:
The train out of here

Something You'll Hate About Here:
All of it

"Sluggy"
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:44 AM
Lord Chips - sorry to hear it sucks there.

Lord Chips
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:49 AM
I survive. I only go out to places in London proper

Avid Merrion
Jun 17th, 2004, 11:01 AM
Where I live:
Glasgow, Scotland, UK

What I like about it:
the friendly people, the patter, the lifestyle

What's the weather like?:
um, erratic :lol: it has been known to have all four seasons in one day!

What are the people like?
very friendly, you can chat with complete stangers if that's your thing ;)

What are the kids/youth like?
on the whole, not bad. although we do have our fair share of NEDS (Non Educated Delinquents) :lol:

A common misconseption:
that we are all drunken hardmen :lol:

Something you may not know:
John Logie Baird, inventor of television, transmitted the first long distance TV pictures from a room in the Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Something You'll Love About Here:
the people, the pubs

Something You'll Hate About Here:
midgies in summer :mad:

bee
Jun 17th, 2004, 02:30 PM
Where I lived - Manila, Philippines
Weather - Hot , Humid and Wet
People - generally nice and almost everybody can understand english.. :)
Misconception - Really poor country with lots and lots of coconut trees... :)
What I hate - Government sucks / Politician sucks
Something you may not know - lots of nice beaches, If I dare say.. maybe even better than some of our asian neighbors' more publisized beaches...
Something you may not like - maybe the traffic... :)

apoet29
Jun 17th, 2004, 02:40 PM
Where I live:
Huntington, West Virginia, USA

What I like about it:
Huntington is a small town and so it is limited. What I like about it is that I have friends, a steady job and my family is close by.

What's the weather like?:
Freezing in the winter and muggy hot in the summer. We never have a spring here anymore.

What are the people like?
The majority of the people here are really friendly, easy going. There is still some racial prejudice and homophobia, but these are slowly fading as issues.

What are the kids/youth like?
Pretty straightforward. Gets into the usual kid things.

A common misconseption:
That we don't have bathrooms, running water and that we all marry our cousins!

Something you may not know:
Nothing that would interest you.


Something You'll Love About Here:
Small town life if you are into that.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
We are about six hours or longer from any major city.

Helen Lawson
Jun 17th, 2004, 02:42 PM
Where I live:
Beverly Hills, California, USA (when I am not doing a Broadway musical)

What I like about it:
The weather is great, showbiz is nearby, everything is beautiful, lawns, people, houses, stores, it is fantasy land.

What's the weather like?:
Temperately hot, nice winters.

What are the people like?
Phony and dreadful, just how I like it.

What are the kids/youth like?
Being 86 at the end of the month, I really do not know.

A common misconseption:
It is impossibly expensive to live here. Not true, there are many homes for under $1 million if you stay out of the canyons.

Something you may not know:
Who your next door neighbor is. Everyhing is walled and treed, bushed, and secluded. My neighbor could be Osama bin Laden for all I know.


Something You'll Love About Here:
The world's best shopping, the beach, and Hollywood are all nearby. Great restaurants, also.


Something You'll Hate About Here:
Neely lives here along with Ted Casablanca. Only one pharmacy in the city limits, and it closes at 5 p.m.! If you run out of yellow ones, you're shit outta luck, or you have to drive to Westwood.

TimBo
Jun 17th, 2004, 02:43 PM
Im from Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Pretty much the same as apoet29. The wheather here is really cold in the winter, muggy, sticky hot in the summers. Barely any spring.

Something interesting about the city is we are considered the Horse capital of the world and the Kentucky Derby is about 65 miles from us

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:36 PM
Where I live:
Jersey City NJ (grew up in Englewood NJ - wonderful place to raise a family...Great schools and only 5 minutes NYC...second town across the George Washington bridge). Jersey City however, has more of a NYC feel to it...It's called Wall Street West because of the numerous financial firms that have moved to the city...It sits on the Hudson River right across from lower Manhattan. Infact, I live two blocks from the water and it's a 10 minutes commute from my door to my job in lower Manhattan. The area that I live in is called Paulus Hook and it is populated by mostly unmarried upscale yupies that want a nice lifestyle but do not want to pay Manhattan prices. Great place.
What I like about it:
Fantastic high rise rental and condos. I am lucky enough to live on the side of my building with a fantastic view of the city. :o
What's the weather like?:
Cold winters and muggy hot summers...but there is usually a nice breeze coming off the river.
What are the people like?
Phon, fake and you cant tell them they dont live in Manhattan (I'm talking about my section of Jersey City - Paulus Hook/Newport) I would not live in most of Jersey City.
What are the kids/youth like?
Hip/Urban

A common misconseption:
Jersey City is cheap...(well compared to the better parts of Manhattan it is worth what you get (again...Paulus Hook/Newport)
Something you may not know:
The people in my hood are not friends...I have the two cutest dogs in the building and they cant resist stopping and playing with them for a second then say hi...apart from that...nothing wich is fine with me...:o

Something You'll Love About Here:
Great resturants...New York City so close but far enough...:o

Something You'll Hate About Here:
:scratch:

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:46 PM
http://www.weehawkenguide.com/jerseycity/cov3.jpg


The view from my building (Lower Manhattan)

SJW
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Where I live:
London, England

What I like about it:
i'm actually proud to be English. it's a nice country, so much prestige and history.

What's the weather like?:
right now? HOT


What are the people like?
in my area? i live in the 'burbs. pretty normal people, the kids go to normal schools. i love this area. another thing i love about it is it's multicultural. :)

What are the kids/youth like?
in my area, again a pretty wide range. there's some trouble around, but the kids are pretty decent.

A common misconseption:
only rich people live in England/English people have bad teeth

Something you may not know:
you're never more than 6ft from a rat in some places in London :lol:


Something You'll Love About Here:
see above :P or Wimbledon this week :D


Something You'll Hate About Here:
i think they said it's more expensive to live here than any major city but Tokyo, but the govt are saying that's rubbish, different criteria are used for different places. i guess once you take into account the average income, prices aren't so bad.

SJW
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:56 PM
A common misconseption:
Denmark is not the Capital of Sweden

:haha:

Foot_Fault
Jun 17th, 2004, 04:09 PM
Where I live:
New York, New York, USA(HARLEM)

What I like about it:
Harlem, is now very very diverse, due to gentrification, but that will never happen totally, and just being in what most consider the greatest city in the World have it's perks from Shows, Concerts, and other special Events.

What's the weather like?:
Too Damn Cold in the Winter. And Very Unpredictable in the summer, can be 98 degrees on Monday and on Wednesday be 57 degrees.

What are the people like?
Well New Yorkers are New Yorkers...we're always in a Rush, Always in need of getting from point A to point B.

What are the kids/youth like?
Most are pretty wild out there. No respect and do what the hell they want.

A common misconseption:
That you would get robbed in Harlem, or no stranger in The City would help you. To be honest No one Gives a Fuck what you're doing. The same thing applies to being Gay, or a Tatoo'ed Rocker, or a Pierced Freak.... Here in NYC we've seen it all, heard it all...we can care less. Especially trying to mug someone in Harlem....go on 'bout ya damn business.

Something you may not know:
Yes NYC is very very Pricey. But if you're saavy and patient, you can get good deals on Apartments, Clothings and other good deals. Also, since 9/11 New Yorkers have been very edgy and testy about loud sounds, and things that trigger, terror alerts. It's a sad time. Hopefully this end soon. We are paranoid sometimes.


Something You'll Love About Here:
How easy and accessible our City is from the subway system.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
If you happened to get lost, you'll be fucked up for a while! LOL:lol: And don't ask no one b/c they will Fuck u up more!

controlfreak
Jun 17th, 2004, 04:10 PM
Where I live(d) (only visit nowadays):
Luxembourg

What I like about it:
It's my home, I grew up there :)
It has a couple of great cinemas.
And I love the look on peoples' faces :eek: when you tell them you're from Luxembourg.

What's the weather like?:
Nothing special. From slightly sub-zero in winter to 30C+ in the height of summer. Fairly even rainfall over the year, slightly more in winter and less in summer.

What are the people like?
The native Luxembourgers (about 60% of the pop.) are either (1) old and smelly; (2) middle-aged and rich; (3) well-educated and workaholics; or (4) young and lazy. Lots of people commute in from France or Belgium to work - usually in banks. Dozens of different nationalities are well-represented, in particular Portuguese and Italians. This gives a multicultural feel to society, reinforced by the simultaneous use of three languages - Luxembourgish, French & German. In general the people are affluent, intelligent and a little stuck-up. And strongly patriotic to their home country, whatever it may be!

What are the kids/youth like?
A lot of them are kinda hostile. They stick in their little gangs. The non-natives tend to be a little more open and willing to mix into larger multinational groups, unlike the Luxos. Drug usage is not uncommon :o

A common misconseption:
Luxembourg is not Liechtenstein. Luxembourg is not part of Belgium. Luxembourg is not a fictional country.

Something you may not know:
Luxembourg is the world's only Grand Duchy :yeah:

Something You'll Love About Here:
Great pizzerias ;)

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Too many old people out and about (lock them up!)

lolas
Jun 17th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Where I live:
Heidelberg, Germany

What I like about it:
It's my hometown and a really nice city.

What's the weather like?:
It's quite okay. From about 10C- in the winter up to about 35C+ in the summer.

What are the people like?
Heidelberg actually is a young city because we have many students attending university Also there are many well educated people and many people who are environment-friendly. We also have many Americans here because Heidelberg is a headquarter of the US-army.

What are the kids/youth like?
It depends on who are your friends. Of course there a many little "gangsters" but they aren't dangerous (in most cases). And the rest: some think they are better than the others because their parents have a lot of money but the main part is really okay.

A common misconseption:
There are many of them about Germany so I don't know where to start:rolleyes:

Something you may not know:
Leimen is a small town, just 4km away from central Heidelberg. It's the hometown of Boris Becker and the place where he, Steffi Graf and Anke Huber played tennis every day when they were young. Great place to play tennis.

Something You'll Love About Here:
It's a very central region. Paris and Amsterdam are nearer than Berlin. Especially American and Japanese people love the castle of Heidelberg. Very romantic place.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Unfriendly people

Barrie_Dude
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Im from Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Pretty much the same as apoet29. The wheather here is really cold in the winter, muggy, sticky hot in the summers. Barely any spring.

Something interesting about the city is we are considered the Horse capital of the world and the Kentucky Derby is about 65 miles from usHey! I was not far from you on Suday last when I flew back to Toronto from Dallas. I had a connection in the Cincinati/Northern 'Tucky Airport!

Barrie_Dude
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Where I live:
Roskilde, Denmark (Europe)


Your city is well known in Canada! In fact, we refer to it as the Porn Capitol of the Western World!:lol:

Ting
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:19 PM
Where I live:
Swansea, UK

What I like about it:
It's beautiful in the rural areas and it's only about 2 hours away from England:p

What's the weather like?:
Like British weather:rolleyes:

What are the people like?
They have nice and funny accents, and they don't really like the English:p (at least most of the people I know don't)

What are the kids/youth like?
My friends are great;)

A common misconseption:
Not sure, since I've only been living here for a year or so.

Something you may not know:
Catherine Zeta Jones is from here:)

Something You'll Love About Here:
Really really nice especially down in Gower around the coast.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
I'll hate? I already hate the weather!!!!:fiery:

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:23 PM
Where I live:
Swansea, UK

What I like about it:
It's beautiful in the rural areas and it's only about 2 hours away from England:p

What's the weather like?:
Like British weather:rolleyes:

What are the people like?
They have nice and funny accents, and they don't really like the English:p (at least most of the people I know don't)

What are the kids/youth like?
My friends are great;)

A common misconseption:
Not sure, since I've only been living here for a year or so.

Something you may not know:
Catherine Zeta Jones is from here:)

Something You'll Love About Here:
Really really nice especially down in Gower around the coast.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
I'll hate? I already hate the weather!!!!:fiery:
Post a pic of the coast...it sounds like a lovely place...:hearts:

Josh
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Where I live:
Mollem, a village part of the town of Asse (pronounced Ah-suh :p), 15km from the city centre of Brussels.

What I like about it:
It's a very quiet village,with lots of old farms situated in a very rural area but yet very close to Brussels.

What's the weather like?:
Temperate, nothing too extreme generally, though temperatures can rise above 35°C in summer and drop to -10°C in winters. Bust most of the time it's somewhere in between.

What are the people like?
The older generation are usually farmers or ex-farmers, while the younger people are generally the ones who fled inner city life to have some more tranquillity.

What are the kids/youth like?
They are more annoying than their counterparts in the city, probably because the city offers more things to do.

A common misconseption:
Everone living here are peasants.

Something you may not know:
Sabine Appelmans lives nearby.

Something You'll Love About Here:
The landscape is really beautiful and people who like to walk or bike will love it here.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
I just prefer to live in the city because it's more lively, but there's nothing I really hate.

Some pics :

My village
http://www.immonet.be/col/lucht/gif/watermerk/10951.jpg
My house is not on this pis, I live more to the left of this pic

The town of Asse which is the main centre
http://www.immonet.be/col/lucht/gif/watermerk/10938.jpg

And the neighbouring villages/towns : ;)
Kobbegem
http://www.immonet.be/col/lucht/gif/watermerk/10911.jpg

Brussegem
http://www.immonet.be/col/lucht/gif/watermerk/10948.jpg

Merchtem
http://www.immonet.be/col/lucht/gif/watermerk/10924.jpg

As you can see, still very rural despite being so close to Brussels.

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 17th, 2004, 06:53 PM
Beautiful Josh...I would love to visit...I love that kind of serene setting from time to tim...:love:

XaDavK_Kapri
Jun 17th, 2004, 07:35 PM
Where I live:
Montréal (city), Québec (province) ;), Canada (country). :lol:

What I like about it:
It's a very complete city. You can find whatever you like. Some parts, you feel like you're in the old Europe and other parts, you're in the middle of technology. You can all find something you like here :)

What's the weather like?:
Let's say extreme... though it's a bit of an euphemism. It can go as low as
-40 Celsius with the wind in Winter and as hot as 35-36 during summer. I heard someone complaining in January on TV about how cold it was in France, I think. It was 5 Celsius. I was like, hey man, when it's 5 in January here, we're jumping up and down in the streets :bounce: :lol:

What are the people like?
We're actually very welcoming. At least, that's the way I feel about us. We're gentle and we're very used to tourists, so we always like having new people to talk to ;)

What are the kids/youth like?
My generation's a bit reckless sometimes, but we're a bunch of good people overall :)

A common misconseption:
We do not wear this every day of the year : http://www.capacadie.com/media_uploads/JPG/9010.JPG We don't commonly drink maple syrup and we don't have these on our heads : http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/aboriginalplanet/750/site/images/archives/november2002/photos/story-2_2.jpg

Something you may not know:
Céline Dion was born in a small city near Montréal :D But you probably know that... uhm... Greg Rusedski and Mary Pierce were born here :crying2: In Montréal, we like hockey ;) Another euphemism actually. If you want to come by here during the playoffs, get ready for some action :aparty: If the Canadiens are in it of course, which is rare :lol:

Something You'll Love About Here:
Except me, you will probably like the different areas of Montréal. :p There's a neighborhood for practically every country so if you desperately need to feel home, just name your country and we'll take you to its neighborhood ;) Chinatown, Little Italy, name it, we've got it :D

Something You'll Hate About Here:
If you're not used to weird weather, you won't like it here. Also, if you learned French and try to come practice it here, you'll have trouble with the accent ;) BUT, just call me and I will teach you the "langage québécois" with great pleasure :devil: Actually, our French is the best. Don't listen to all these damn frenchmen who try to teach it to you ;) (that's a joke, btw, I don't want bad rep from any frenchman :mad: :lol: )

Nicky2002
Jun 17th, 2004, 08:06 PM
Where I live:
New York, New York, USA(HARLEM)

What's the weather like?:
Too Damn Cold in the Winter. And Very Unpredictable in the summer, can be 98 degrees on Monday and on Wednesday be 57 degrees
I will be working in NY for a year which I may have to start in November this year. Geezzz ... winter there is gonna kill me. :scared: :bigcry: Seems like I will be having 2 winters this year. (in Melb and NY) :(

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 17th, 2004, 08:10 PM
I will be working in NY for a year which I may have to start in November this year. Geezzz ... winter there is gonna kill me. :scared: :bigcry: Seems like I will be having 2 winters this year. (in Melb and NY) :(
Welcome to NYC Nicky...you will love it...:bounce: :bounce: :wavey: :wavey:

Nicky2002
Jun 17th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Welcome to NYC Nicky...you will love it...:bounce: :bounce: :wavey: :wavey:
Thank you :kiss: I hope so too.

Ting
Jun 17th, 2004, 08:45 PM
Post a pic of the coast...it sounds like a lovely place...:hearts:
Well the pictures ain't great but they'll do for now;)

Emola
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:03 PM
Where I live: Warrington, UK


What I like about it: Good question lol. Nah its not so bad. Town centre is 5 mins walk from my house, everyone lives relatively nearby as the town is pretty small. The people, especially my college people-all of them are fantastic.


What's the weather like: its forever changing. If I get dressed in the morning for bad weather, you can guarantee it will be hot later on! :lol:


What are the people like: They’re good people. Old people will whinge about the youth of today though ;) But on the whole most of the people are friendly with one another.


What are the kids/youth like?: Such a huge range. Depends what part you come from. Just like every other town, you’ll find the trouble makers and whatever, but I think that the youth are generally respectful.


A common misconseption: That the only sport played in Warrington is rugby league :lol:


Something you may not know: Some of the clubs in town are pretty decent apparently, we get hoardes of people from Liverpool and Manchester coming here at the weekends.


Something You'll Love About Here: Its pretty quiet, and not much ever happens here. If you like that. Its got good links to places where you can shop like the Trafford Centre, surprisingly lots of sporting facilities and venues nearby.


Something You'll Hate About Here: Its pretty quiet and not much happens here. If you don’t like that :p I guess its not so bad, but it can get a bit boring at times.

Ting
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:10 PM
Where I live: Warrington, UK


What I like about it: Good question lol. Nah its not so bad. Town centre is 5 mins walk from my house, everyone lives relatively nearby as the town is pretty small. The people, especially my college people-all of them are fantastic.


What's the weather like: its forever changing. If I get dressed in the morning for bad weather, you can guarantee it will be hot later on! :lol:


What are the people like: They’re good people. Old people will whinge about the youth of today though ;) But on the whole most of the people are friendly with one another.


What are the kids/youth like?: Such a huge range. Depends what part you come from. Just like every other town, you’ll find the trouble makers and whatever, but I think that the youth are generally respectful.


A common misconseption: That the only sport played in Warrington is rugby league :lol:


Something you may not know: Some of the clubs in town are pretty decent apparently, we get hoardes of people from Liverpool and Manchester coming here at the weekends.


Something You'll Love About Here: Its pretty quiet, and not much ever happens here. If you like that. Its got good links to places where you can shop like the Trafford Centre, surprisingly lots of sporting facilities and venues nearby.


Something You'll Hate About Here: Its pretty quiet and not much happens here. If you don’t like that :p I guess its not so bad, but it can get a bit boring at times.
OK I think I remember that name Warrington...once got on the wrong train and it took me there:o

Emola
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:11 PM
OK I think I remember that name Warrington...once got on the wrong train and it took me there:o
Hehe :o Where were you supposed to be heading?

PointBlank
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:31 PM
I dont have a scanner but these are some pictures from my town
My town .. well the houses
http://www.wujs-arad.org/gallery/arad/aradpic.jpg
My city a night .. the buildings are offices basically and the biggest hotel of our town:p
http://www.wujs-arad.org/gallery/arad/view1.jpg
Our absorption centere ... and yes that is the landscape of South Israel .. shit
http://www.wujs-arad.org/gallery/arad/absorptioncentre.jpg
Our market ... 10 ILS should buy ya .. 1 slice of a tomato :rolls:
http://www.wujs-arad.org/gallery/arad/shook2.jpg

CJ07
Jun 17th, 2004, 11:13 PM
great reads! Germany looks beautiful!

PointBlank
Jun 17th, 2004, 11:32 PM
great reads! Germany looks beautiful!
Your not even gone say anything about my town :sad:

I know its ugly but its the post right above you :p

CJ07
Jun 18th, 2004, 12:01 AM
Your not even gone say anything about my town :sad:

I know its ugly but its the post right above you :p
one thing about your town that I'll say is that its the EXACT opposite of mine
go to www.bethesda.org (http://www.bethesda.org) for more info

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 18th, 2004, 12:15 AM
I dont have a scanner but these are some pictures from my town
My town .. well the houses
http://www.wujs-arad.org/gallery/arad/aradpic.jpg
My city a night .. the buildings are offices basically and the biggest hotel of our town:p
http://www.wujs-arad.org/gallery/arad/view1.jpg
Our absorption centere ... and yes that is the landscape of South Israel .. shit
http://www.wujs-arad.org/gallery/arad/absorptioncentre.jpg
Our market ... 10 ILS should buy ya .. 1 slice of a tomato :rolls:
http://www.wujs-arad.org/gallery/arad/shook2.jpg


I would love to visit Isreal...Your town looks lovely..Would you show me around...:hearts:

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 18th, 2004, 12:16 AM
Well the pictures ain't great but they'll do for now;)
:hearts: :hearts: Can i spend my next vacay there? that is amazing....:hearts: I love pics of coast lines...beautiful...:hearts:

PointBlank
Jun 18th, 2004, 01:43 AM
I would love to visit Isreal...Your town looks lovely..Would you show me around...:hearts:
Yea .. lovely sand dunes :p .. I would just apply to the WUJS :p

PointBlank
Jun 18th, 2004, 01:44 AM
one thing about your town that I'll say is that its the EXACT opposite of mine
go to www.bethesda.org (http://www.bethesda.org/) for more info
Yea..it is :lol:

Vincent
Jun 18th, 2004, 03:20 AM
hehe, I have introduced my city (Hong Kong) before, this is a big picture Enjoy! :p
http://www.ibiblio.org/hkpa/scenic/ftp/hk1995b.jpg

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 18th, 2004, 03:32 AM
http://www.epsd.org/school.jpg
A picture of my high school in Englewood New Jersey...:angel:

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 18th, 2004, 03:41 AM
http://www.cityofenglewood.org/cityhall_01.jpghttp://www.cityofenglewood.org/flatrockbrook_1.jpg

http://www.cityofenglewood.org/palisade_7.jpg

http://www.cityofenglewood.org/monument.jpg

http://www.cityofenglewood.org/dmhs.jpg

My high school again

CJ07
Jun 18th, 2004, 03:46 AM
Here's some pictures

http://www.beyonddc.com/images/photos/md/bethesda/chvychsbank13-arbancarosi.jpg

http://www.pnhoffman.com/images/urban/photo/neighbor/bethesda1.jpg

http://www.pnhoffman.com/images/urban/photo/neighbor/bethesda2.jpg

http://www.pnhoffman.com/images/urban/photo/neighbor/bethesda5.jpg

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 18th, 2004, 03:53 AM
BTW, my high school is on the estate of the late Dwight Morrow (the name of my high school) former US Ambassador and Senetor from New Jersey . He is the Father of Ann Morrow Lindbergh the wife of the great aviator Charles Lindbergh.

crazzzy_grrl
Jun 18th, 2004, 10:01 AM
Where I live:
Perth, Western Australia :D

What I like about it:
It's a great place to live, great lifestyle!!

What's the weather like?:
It's damn hot in summer, like i mean 108 some days!! :eek: It gets pretty cold in winter, never goes below freezing though. The sun here is great for a tan! :cool:


What are the people like?
The majority of the people here are really friendly, easy going

What are the kids/youth like?
Most of the kids/youth here are pretty cool, although there are some areas where the kids are a bit feral :lol:

A common misconseption:
No, we dont keep Koalas as pets and we don't use Kangaroo's as transport....

Something you may not know:
Our city has only been founded for a little over 100 years!!


Something You'll Love About Here:
The weather, the sun!!

Something You'll Hate About Here:
It costs a fair bit to fly to any other major cities...



http://www.users.bigpond.com/tim.landrigan/images/PerthView.jpg

Im from Perth aswell :yeah:
Its more like 175 yrs, its the celebration this year. :bounce: