reply to post by dragonsmusic
Having lived and worked in Germany and traveled fairly extensively throughout Europe, I highly recommend that you travel to Europe, especially with
your interest in the arts and wine vintners.
Many if not most Americans don't realize that the best wines remain in Europe ! At very fair prices I might add. Some of the best European wines
don't travel well.
On the other hand , Australia is producing some fantastic wines as well with their arid and dry climate BTW.
Unfortunately , from a culturalistic perspective Australia being a British colony, is essentially like Britain with a different climate(*).
There is quite a bit of history and culture in Europe that the US lacks, primarily due to it's young age. For an artist such as yourself it will
really open your eyes stimulating your artistic and creative side.
Being a musician as well, traveling to Spain and observing the classical style of acoustic guitar playing as well as the excellent cuisine such as
tapas would be worth the trip in itself !
Its called Quality of Life, and once you have experienced it from a Europeans perspective it will make you much more objective in your views of
"drive thru" American culture.
Many an American whom have visited Europe for example, in my observation, would take the site seeing tours and simply overlook the culture and what it
had to offer.
I had American colleagues who would prefer to only eat at McDonalds/Burger King while we worked in Germany for example.
Its not as if the Germans eat raw fish or anything...their diet is fundamentally meat and potatoes and very good I might add.
IN fact, what does Hamburger actually mean ? Its German for something originating from the city of Hamburg, Germany.
And remember the Freedom Fries ?!
I owned a Porsche in Germany and enjoyed using it to it's fullest on the Autobahn cruising in places between major cities upwards of 170mph, traffic
an weather permitting.
Something you just can't do in the States without ending up in hand cuffs facing a judge only looking towards having his greens fees paid by your
The US historically has been and is still all about money, a nation of haves and have nots. If you have it , you're doing ok and America IS and can
be a great place.
In Europe you can afford life's simple pleasures very frugally as long as you follow, " While in Rome do as the Romans do".
Do the european youth hostels, they're very affordable and clean.
As much as I love the Allman Brothers, Georgia peaches and peanuts, I'd say that I'd take Europe over Georgia anytime.
Definitely go and if you don't like it , rest assured Georgia USA isn't going any place anytime soon if you know what I mean.
They've also British Empire holier than thou discrimination against the Abos, who are the invisible people there similar to the Native Americans here
in the US. In fact the Aboriginal people weren't even granted citizenship , in their own country, until 1967.