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Would you ever live in Europe? or retire there????

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posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Pasta pie made me put on two stone in two months.
Oh that summer not knowing the language but understanding everyone.
five past nine in the morning looking out for that Italian girl riding her bike Drinking cheap wine at ten....ahhhhh those were the days.




posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn I'll let you know, but for fun the other day I looked to see how much it would cost to get insurance for me to go to the states for 2 weeks. Nearly 4 grand, but if I ever run into some money, you'll be first on my list mate



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:05 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
Pasta pie made me put on two stone in two months.
Oh that summer not knowing the language but understanding everyone.
five past nine in the morning looking out for that Italian girl riding her bike Drinking cheap wine at ten....ahhhhh those were the days.


It was all the homemade pasta for me, covered in wild boar ragu or stuffed with cheese and truffles, both served with a hunk of freshly-baked bread.

Nap time at 12, when it was scorching, and then over to the piazza for a couple of spritzes and some bar snacks (which are free and much more substantial than nuts or chips) and then lunch, dinner, more drinks repeat.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

The one thing I would say to any American contemplating even visiting the UK is to remember, there far more to the UK than just London and The Scottish Highlands.

Have a look around and talk to people, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

As for continental Europe; travelled the length and breadth of it for various reasons and although each country / region have their own individual cultures etc the one thing its really taught me is that people are people no matter where they come from and we all tend to want the same sort of things in life.

Eastern Europe after the wall came down was a real eye opener and the people seemed to be very dour and severe.

Germany is a great country with fantastic people even though they just don't get British humour at all.....a bit like most nationalities.
Holland is also a fantastic place.

If I was to move to anywhere else in Europe it would have to be somewhere in Scandinavia....but its so bloody expensive.

I've always wanted to visit Melbourne in Australia but the one place in the world I could really see myself moving to and living my days out would be New Zealand - a truly amazing place with great people.


edit on 31/12/15 by Freeborn because: grammer, typo's - as usual



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

And likewise.

If I ever crack the Euromillions we'll do it in style mate.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

I would also add while grim up north we make a better cup if tea and swear like we mean it.
Oh and yeah London is rubbish not friendly like us up north.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Wait. So you will swear at us like you mean it and London is not friendly?



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

It is the way we swear softy southerners swear and it sounds laughable. I actually used to laugh at folk attempting to scare me with a few angry swear words in london, sounded so wet.
Up north our swearing is more gutterAl and people take note when I gave angry words to say.
We have a massive north south divide here.
North is hard and friendly south is soft and miserable.

Love winding up the southerners lol.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Sounds like New Jersey where I live. I like it.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:36 AM
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I can't say I'd be interested. I wouldn't mind visiting some of the historic sites, but otherwise, the place is too crowded and the cultures and politics generally don't work for me, either.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

And their beer is warm and flat.

a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I like Camden Town and the music scene in London is great but apart from that London hasn't really got much going for it.

en.wikipedia.org...(England)



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: Freeborn
And their beer is warm and flat.



That, quite frankly, is uncivilized.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:48 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Freeborn
And their beer is warm and flat.



That, quite frankly, is uncivilized.


It depends on what your drinking, I quite like a nice room temperature real ale or six.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus



That, quite frankly, is uncivilized.


It is a source of national shame.

Many foreign travellers base their opinion of British beer solely on their experiences of London / Southern piss water.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 07:52 AM
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originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus



That, quite frankly, is uncivilized.


It is a source of national shame.

Many foreign travellers base their opinion of British beer solely on their experiences of London / Southern piss water.



Born and raised in north nottinghamshire and over a decade down south and I can agree that the beer is not as good.

I also get a mate of mine to post me proper pasties down in bubble wrap.

If the OP ever does visit they should definatley do so in the north to get a real warm welcome and an understanding of what England is really all about.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:42 AM
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I would move to Europe for the traveling convenience, there is so much history in the continent and so many places I would like to see. I would also claim that I'm Islamic just for the free ride.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:48 AM
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originally posted by: Konduit
I would move to Europe for the traveling convenience, there is so much history in the continent and so many places I would like to see. I would also claim that I'm Islamic just for the free ride.


I am not sure that would work but hey, why not give it a try?

Anywhere in particular you would want to visit? Italy and Spain are interesting places to start.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
If Americans come here, they must learn the language first, and assimilate into the culture. Using the term Soccer, will not be permitted. Anywhere, and you can leave your religious fervour on the plane.


As a Canadian this is confusing. I suppose I could google it..

In Canada, soccer is played with a soccer ball (round, black and white ball) , and football is played with an oblong pointy ball, which gets carried a lot.
2 completely different games...cannot mix them up.

Aside from that, I think most Canadians would fit in most places in Europe, I would love to see some of the older architecture, and people from there are always very nice.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

First thing I did when my name went above the door put sparklers on the pumps.
Made it a northern pub in london.
A pint without a head on isn't a pint.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Actually it is my experience that we like US citizens more than UK citizens, but we just laugh at the way you speak ""English"" and no how fowl mouthed you can become when Brits get ""cross"" so we keep you on the good side.
The tourism industry probably likes your fat purse and thus treats you as a king.....

To be fair most dutch speak English well enough, but in a terrible accent.

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