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    Talking The nicest countries...

    Power - what's power, pah! - power to obliterate the world? power to destroy people, lives, countries - pah...

    Lets talk about the nicest countries in the world (it would be a positive thing for this forum methinks)...

    I'll start - Canada; love it - great people, great scenery, great food - a land of peace (and no guns/nutters )

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    I love Canada (I'm biased), really enjoyed England, and have serious plans to go to Australia to check it out

    I'm going to Colombia later this year, but I'm fairly sure that "peace" won't be part of the plans with all the guerilla warfar stuff going on!
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    I do not believe there is such thing as the nicest country. First of all, somebody to be able to have an opinion on this, he/she should have lived (not just vacations) in every country in the world, and even then his/her opinion would be very subjective.

    Every country has it positives and negatives. Canada for example might have all of what you said, but for many people this country is way too cold.

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    Cold? Canada is both one of the 10 hottest and coldest non-African countries in the world. The average temperature where I am (outside of winter) is very comparable to California.

    In fact, today it's 30C.
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    Originally posted by Ozy777
    Canada for example might have all of what you said, but for many people this country is way too cold.
    Hey - not all year round!? (I personally like extremes - at least you know what you are getting )

    J - I seem to remember you mentioned Kayaking in the summer yonks ago - do that often???

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    Originally posted by Jeremy W.
    In fact, today it's 30C.
    Shesh - already, better pack some sun-block

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    Well, I am from Cyprus, and I live in Florida for the last 4 years, so Canada IS cold for me As i said before this depends on personal preferences.

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    What's your fav so far then???

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    Between Cyprus and Florida? I've been for vacations to many countries, but I can't judge from just a week of vacations.

    Florida from mid October to end of April, Cyprus the rest of the time
    But if i had to live my whole life in one place, then i would choose my home town.

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    A move to Norway for me at some point is definately on the cards.
    Stayed there many times and love it more each time.

    Great people, stunning landscape. (but expensive drink and high taxes )
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    I love Gibraltar, you should all visit.

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    Okey, how's next week for you?
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    Are judging the "niceness" of a country by it's weather/climate? or people? or what?
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    I adore the multiculturalism of Singapore, but them some of the laws can seem a little oppresive. I love the friendlyness of the Thai's, and their dedication to the king (and in turn his to the country), but there are the dark elements there (drugs, exploitation), I love the partying of the Aussies, but less so the racism (* although haven't seen it from the forum members here, used to party with many and it was a common thing), I love the ambition and drive of the Americans, but not the greed ..... you see a theme developing here??

    Basically there are many countries and people with nice qualities, and each will have not so nice ones.

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    Talking Try Canada H!

    ...come over and visit me and J!

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    Of the nearly 100 people I have helped introduce to Canada, only 1 didn't decide to come and live here
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    I'd definatley like to visit Canada, but I can't judge on the nicest country. I've lived in England, and it's home, and nothing will ever compare to home.

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    I've got a friend in Montreal I've always wanted to visit - mind you I couldn't live there cos I can't speak French.

    Spent some time in Australia - surprised myself at just how much I loved it - didn't encounter the racism thing but have heard it is quite prevalent.

    Been to Norway a couple of times - it is stunningly beautiful and I met lots of friendly people but the expensive alcohol with its accompanying moonshine subculture is a bit weird - I did try some and had that feeling that had I kept on drinking I could well have gone blind.
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    Originally posted by pony
    I've got a friend in Montreal I've always wanted to visit - mind you I couldn't live there cos I can't speak French.
    Well remind the buggers that we captured Quebec in 1759 and that they should have learn't the Queens english by now and then wave a Canadian Dollar in their faces and say "Look - who's head?" - vous speake Le Anglias!!!... that's the diplomatic approach!

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    well there really is no competition

    Australia, is without any doubt the nicest country in the entire world

    of course, my opinion is a little biased, but I cant think of any country i would rather live in!
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    Originally posted by pony
    didn't encounter the racism thing but have heard it is quite prevalent.
    Its not that bad!! unless you mention the word boat.. then it can get a little heated

    And ditto to what hostjet said

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    It'd be rude not to mention Ireland when it comes to nice countries.

    Fantastic people, great craic, beatiful scenery, Guinness and nice weather (well, mostly).

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    Originally posted by Jeremy W.
    Of the nearly 100 people I have helped introduce to Canada, only 1 didn't decide to come and live here
    Can't say that I would ever live in Canada. Will go to visit between the months of May and August but can never live there. The problem is I am "allergic" to the cold. If it is less than 60 degrees (fahrenheit), I tend to get deathly ill. Even in Southern California where I live, I don't go out in the cold if it can be avoided. Luckily winter only lasts 3-6 weeks here and rarely does the temperature go below 60.

    As far as nicest country... Hmmm don't really know each country has its strong points and bad points just have to deal with it.
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    Senegal. Great people there, friendly and very welcoming.
    Mind you, I didn't go there yet, I only have reports of friends who lived there, and memories of the great times I had with my senegalese friends.

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    Originally posted by anthony_irl
    It'd be rude not to mention Ireland when it comes to nice countries.

    Fantastic people, great craic, beatiful scenery, Guinness and nice weather (well, mostly).
    Hey - actually I really fancy going to Ireland - it seems a bit silly that I never have really?! (being a short boat/plane ride away)

    Although here in GB we get so much of Irish culture shoved down our necks there almost seems no point!?

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