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Describe your country/town in 5 words


Let's all tell a bit about our country or town using 5 words (and of course explain what they stand for or why you picked them! I'll start by describing my country in general: Belgium

-chocolate: need I say more?

-fries: although the really thin ones are called FRENCH fries, fries are our specialty next to waffles, sprouts and endives.

-fashion: Belgium has brought the world some famous fashion designers like Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs, Olivier Theyskens,...

-multiculturality: people from all kinds of ethnic backgrounds live together in Belgium, especially in the capital Brussels. Not everything goes as it should be, but I truly believe we're getting there. Although there have been problems with extreme right politicians, the younger generation seems (IMO) more tolerant so I have good hopes!

-music: there are a LOT of great Belgian bands worthy of your attention :) You may have heard about Hooverphonic, dEUS, Zita Swoon, Das Pop or Vive la fête.

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Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years 17 weeks
Paris: hmmmmmmmmmm lol Dining Fashion Romance Mysterious Cafés I think those are pretty self-explanatory LOL
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 7 years 29 weeks
lovely lovely lovely jules! i was soooo in love with the country! soooo peaceful!
superjules superjules 7 years 29 weeks
Fantasia- We have really loved living here. In fact we got sent here for four years and then back to California and then we asked to come back here again for another 3! I have never had the pleasure of going to Baden Baden. I'd love to go and sit in the baths and get massages all day! I love the Schwarzwald. It was one of my tours when I was a tourguide. Triberg and Freiberg are my favorite cities there. I love my cuckoo clock! :)
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 7 years 29 weeks
woowww jules! it sounds amaazing.! i actually have been in Germany Baden Baden, it was sooooo beautiful i didnt want to leave! exactly like you said everything is green, and prchestra that plays outdoors wow just wow, the Black Forest was gorgeous!
superjules superjules 7 years 30 weeks
Germany is: Green~ This country is the most luscious green all year round. So many trees and forests, I love it. Good Food~ I have grown to love schnitzel, bratwurst, strudel and just about all foods German. Except some of those lunchmeats that have indescribable objects in them. :) The Autobahn~ I love the Autobahn! People know how to drive over here. The left lane is for passing and the right lane is for driving. Period. If only drivers in America could figure that out. When I go home for vacation I understand where road rage comes from. I experience it big time. Architecture~ The castles and cathedrals are so gorgeous. Everywhere you go you just keep your eyes looking up so you don't miss anything. The Roman ruins are still standing and to get to walk through that kind of history is an amazing experience. The homes~ Have you ever noticed in America how you can drive through most neighborhoods and all the houses look exactly the same, maybe just a different shade of the same color? I find that so depressing. All of the houses over here look different and I love that. The thing that unifies them is they all have red tile roofs. It's so cool to fly back to Germany and you start getting closer to the ground and you can see the red roofs and it feels like home. :)
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 7 years 33 weeks
oh, hehehe ok thanx for the info jinx:P
Jinx Jinx 7 years 33 weeks
Fantasia, No, I am from London, Ontario, Canada, not England. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 7 years 33 weeks
lol karma! hehehehehe come on! is it that bad lol!
karmasabitch karmasabitch 7 years 34 weeks
My town in 5 words hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm poopy crappy sh*tty sucky awful :ROTFL: How's that :ROTFL: Oh and horrible I'll throw another word in for good measure :ROTFL:
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 7 years 34 weeks
jinx! your from England! wow! atox, wow a victorian house is soooooooo coool!
fashion_doll24 fashion_doll24 7 years 34 weeks
That sounds like my dream house! You're a lucky woman atox!
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 7 years 34 weeks
Fashion, BTK was a serial killer who killed several people and families throughout the 70's and 80's. Then he resurfaced a couple years ago, sending taunting letters and victims drivers liscense and dying photos to the police-news stations-and leaving strange packages all over the city. He was caught and is now in jail for life! And my house is a big old victorian house. It has a foyer, large living room, formal dining room, medium size kitchen, large great room/bedroom, 2 formal bedrooms, and apartment attached upstairs, and 3 1/2 bathrooms.
Jinx Jinx 7 years 34 weeks
London, Ontario ...... Scenic: Its a beautiful city, Springbank Park sparwls along a river that runs through the city. Victoria Park is a break from the tall buildings that surround it. It has a skating rink in winter, and evry summer weekend it hosts a festival of some description. Shopping: Many wonderful malls and stores. Fancy boutiques and unique restaurants line an area called Richmond Row. Students: Home to both Fanshawe College and Western University. Western has one of the finest medical programs in the world. As a result we have great hospitals here. And Western's stone buildings and manicured grounds add to London's beauty. Beer!: With all those students, you got to have beer! London is proud to be the hometown of John Labatts. The John Labatts Center is home ice to the GREAT London Knights Junior hockey team, as well as many awesome concerts. Music: Noted for its hot punk scene in the 1970's with bands such as The Terminals, Demics, and Zellots emerging from the scene. It's still a great place to see a band. Lots of clubs downtown are known for their great, but intimate shows. Many up and coming bands often say their best shows were here. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years 34 weeks
My dear Philadelphia is... Historical - The birthplace of the USA. A major hub of the independence movement during the Revolutionary War and, for a time, the capital of the United States of America. Affordable - At least by big city standards it is. Compared to some other cities (NY, SF, Boston, I'm talking to you), the cost of living is significantly lower. I pay the same rent as my friend does in Brooklyn, and my apartment is five times the square footage of his! Comfortable - For such a big city, Philly is simple to navigate, and surpisingly small and familiar. Certain neighborhoods (including mine) have a small-town sense of community, and it's easy to make friends here because most people are quite friendly Delicious - There are so many AMAZING resaturants. Whether you want a greasy cheese steak or a four-star prime rib, sushi or an all-cereal restarant, Indian or Italian, Moroccan, or Mexican, there is always someplace wonderful to eat in Philly Home - My home, and I love it here!
fashion_doll24 fashion_doll24 7 years 34 weeks
Atox, who or what is BTK? And it definitely sounds affordable there! A house for only 100,000 $$$$???? Is it very big?
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 7 years 34 weeks
Kuwait: Fashion: In kuwait there are alot of women, girls of all ages who create their own styles not just by buying and mixing and matchin clothes, but they actually design their own clothes! i dont do that hehe but more than 50% of the country does(women) Cars: i dont mean making cars, but its like a fashion runway for cars hehe, imagine all the cars in the world, new brands every season, every month every year, its crazyy! Free: compared to other gulf countries, i believe Kuwait is the only country where women have the choice to wear clothes that are not tradtional, its optional, not obligatory like other gulf countries. Happy: No matter how much we complain about things, we are actually grateful and happy ppl, for our country gives us alot! ppl get raises at work everywhere in kuwait for no specific reason hehe just becuz the Amir is happy:P students get paid monthly to help with books, anything. we are given money to help us get married, aswell as money for buying or selling a house. so we are happy:) Family: Unlike Mant countries, we dont move out from our parents homes at a specific age unless we are married wether women or men, family gatherings are not yearly but actually a couple of times a week, families are very important and close you would rarely find someone disrespecting a parent that is like NEVER hehe
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 7 years 34 weeks
i love this blog!
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 7 years 34 weeks
Hmmmmm let's see here...I'll just do my state, Kansas, because all the towns are pretty much the same: ~~Peaceful: Going from living in a small town to the biggest city, it is still very peaceful. You don't have to drive very far to be in the middle of the country, surrounded by wheat fields and woods, and a beautiful untouched sunset. ~~Safe: While Kansas has had it's share of crazies (BTK), it is still a very very safe place to raise your children. Especially in the smaller towns that surround the city. ~~Friendly: Though it's not as friendly as southern states, it is still a place where you can make friends easily. People love to just sit in the Cafes and Coffee Bars and chat, doesn't matter who you are, where your from, or where your going. A cup and a chat can always be found here :) ~~Diverse: This really only goes for the big city, most of the small towns are made up of middle-class white folks. But here, you have such a diverse mixture it's unbelievable. And there are different sections of town where you can get some good food from all over. You have the Latino community up North, the Veitnamese in the middle, Japanese on the East, Chinese on the West, some gooooooooood African American/Southern food in the Northeast, and in the south are places with food from India, Laos, and Malaysia. Then you have Italian, Greek, and German places scattered throughout. Yep yep, we do have some good eatin's here :P ~~Affordable: Hahaha, had to add this one, because I got my huge old house for 77,500 (though it will be well over 100,000 by the time we are finished with it) but gosh, looking at housing in other places, this house with all of it's repair needs would sell for dang near 500,000 to a million! Plus Orange Juice is only $1, I've heard it cost anywhere from 3-5 in other state...don't know how accurate that is though ;)
LizaToad LizaToad 7 years 34 weeks
hahahah fashion doll :rotfl:
LizaToad LizaToad 7 years 34 weeks
New York City: *** alive - 24/7/365 ... this city is always always alive and busy *** heterogeneous : nyc has a bit of everything and everyone.... from china town to the hellenistic society, to little italy, to the puerto rican day parade! *** Yummy : this follows the one above - you can eat food from practically every nation in the world *** the village .... 'nough said *** EXPENSIVE : if you want to live in the middle of nyc, prepare for no space for lots of money!
fashion_doll24 fashion_doll24 7 years 34 weeks
I thought about including 'women sabotaging each other's parachutes' but that contained too many words :rotfl:
LizaToad LizaToad 7 years 34 weeks
What a great blog!