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Well I guess the main issue here is to see that not all stereotypes fit the person and we shouldn’t use them unless we know many people from that country. Many people think we as mexicans are short, fat, with moustache, tequila and sombreros (hats) when we can be very different than that. I guess the best way to get to know scandinavians and especially norwegian girl is meeting her in person, or letting her speak more about herself and the kind of trip she’s doing, I’m all ears !!! on the other hand a girl can be pretty or ugly no matter if she’s white, blonde, black, latina or whatever else…. I can’t see the big thing about it!

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Oh I understand, but we have Mr.Schmatt( world traveler) here saying that all Germans have no sence of humor, all mexicans are lazy, all scandinavians are blonde and shop at Ikea, all canadians are lumberjacks, all Irish are drunk and all the french eat just wine and bread.

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Are you mental? Or just illiterate? Anyone who has read this post can see I never said those things. So your just making yourself look like an idiot. If your trying to be funny by putting words in my mouth, I wouldn’t become a comedian if I were you.

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You’re right JonDD, this post is never going to die

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I like Norway and Canada.

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Well I’m glad, no1 said mexicans are lazy then… no offense taken LOL

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lighten up Schmatt.

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I dont understand why your getting do upset about this,
We all know you didnt say that. That comment about how I shouldnt be a Comedian was very hurtful, and why should I care if I look like any idiot nobody here knows me.

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Oh I’m not upset. I’m just pointing the facts out to you incase you didn’t realise what you were saying. No one knows who you are but there’s alittle thing that says your a Canadian. I don’t really care if you want to act like a dick, but your giving other canadians a bad rep. And I’m sure they don’t appreciate it.

Just to point out a senario that might enlighten you. Say these 7 Norwegian girls go travelling overseas. They might meet several Canadians on the trip and they’ll probably ask "Have you ever meet any Canadians before?"

And they’ll say "yeah. we spoke to some on this web site and one of them was a real asshole, we don’t trust canadians anymore."

And those canadians will be thinking ‘Geez we really wanted to go out partying with these girls but because of some other canadian we cant.’

I’m sorry but I’m just using these Norwegian girls as an example to prove a point to him about behaving himself. I hope you all enjoyed my story.

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There are 30 million people in Canada and I dont represent the whole country. When I was in Australia I met nice people and assholes, but a few of those assholes didnt affect the way I felt about Australians.
Canadians are far from being hated and thought of as assholes and my little posts wont really affect anything.

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"Have you ever meet any Canadians before?"

And they’ll say "yeah. we spoke to some on this web site and one of them was a real asshole, we don’t trust canadians anymore."

I couldnt imagine somebody saying that. Why dont you just make a story about how I wrecked the world..

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I can make one if you like. I have a pretty good imagination.

It might never happen but I thought it would be funny if it did.

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..Check amd mate..

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Well canuckccp I’m glad you don’t think all Australians are assholes although I must say some are.

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Haha, its funny I’ve got the same concern, going with 3 of my guy friends to Europe this summer. We’ll all end up wanting to go in diffrent directions. But it’s something we all wanted to do before we finish up with college so this May we all decieded we should go. We’ll see how that turns out, heh. When are you girls planning on doing all this?

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Hi there virgin poster!
Finally someone that’s not going alone, we have to stick together!!! We’re flying to Rome on June 24 and we’ve already bought the tickets! We’re going to stay in Italy for almost a week, or.. that’s at least what we’re planning to do. Where are you thinking of going?
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We’re going to fly into London on May 17 and we’ll probably be gone by June 15. I plan on going just about everywhere, one of my friends traveling with me is from France so he has family all over the country, and i have friends in Italy and Brittain.

And in respect to Italy, I personally liked Florence better than Rome as far as the big cities went, but don’t ignore the countryside Smile its amazing!

Goodluck on your trip

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Well, I thought this post was dying, and here we go again… LOL
BTW, I got a couple of questions to norwegiangirl, First, how cold does it get in Bergen and Trondheim in May??? I’m kind of concerned because I’d like to visit those places, and I wanna enjoy it… Two, if U but a cell phone in Lithuania, would it work OK in Norway ??? Thx in advance and hope to keep this thread going…

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Hei!
The weather is a very variable thing here in Norway, and to say how cold it will be, is not that easy. You should basically be ready for both rain and sun, and most likely it will be clouded. If I’m suppose to guess the temperature I’d say between 12 and 17C, but to be honest I’m not really sure. It might get warmer in the end of May.
About the mobile phone I think you will be able to use it, but it depends on what mobile service you use. If you want to be on the safe side, you sould contact the place you bought it, and they’ll know.
Hope that helps, and don’t think to much about the weather here, it’s really not bad as many people think. All I know is that you’re gonna have a great time!!!

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Well thx a lot, and I bet it’ll be a great thing, I just need to sell my car and hoping and praying it’ll go out fast so I can go… Meanwhile I’ll keep like a vulture, flying aroud that thing waiting untill I get a chance…. Big wishes from Mexico !!!

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Norwegiangirl (Karina) –

I have a general question about Norway. I’m a norwegian citizen, but my family moved to the U.S. when I was 1 year old and never spoke Norwegian around me. Because of this I speak no Norwegain right now (trying to learn). I’m interviewing at a few companies in Oslo right now and I’m wondering how easy it is for an outsider to meet people in Oslo? Are people friendly and outgoing? I know America is not exactly popular at the moment also. Basically I’m wondering if it will be easy to move there and meet new people, or if I will move there and be lonely/bored out of mind. What do you think? Thanks,

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7 girls by themselves in Rome… seems to be about half of italy’s male populations idea of heaven. When we went in 2004 to Rome, it was a pretty big group, almost 20 of us. What we found is this, if u plan to use the buses in Rome, and u end up standing, the be prepared for all the men to "happen to brush past you". And the problem is even worse in the south of italy. Wearing short skirts and tight tops was all the excuse some italians needed to start to follow the girls in our group around. It got to one point where one of the girls(a fairly pretty girl) had to have two of us lads next to her to stop the advances of some of the italians, and i’m not joking. Unfortunately we also had this problem in the South of France, dont know but maybe the guys from that part of the world are just perverts. Still hope u enjoy Italy, one of the nicest countries to visit in the whole of Europe.

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Heisann!!!

Tor, I don’t think you should worry at all about meeting new people, and finding friends if you deside to move to Oslo. Norwegians in general speak good english and are pretty outgoing, so no problems there. The only thing is that since you are alone, you probably have to make the initial effort, but I dont think you’ll have a bigger problem with that here, than anywhere else. And i think few europeans would dislike you, just because they dont agree with bush or something like that.
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Crazypole,

I have exactly the opposite problem, I’m a guy and I have the tastiest European girls follow me around

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I am going with my little brother (18yrs old) and 2 cousins in June, still dont know any dates. We are waiting on my cousin in the Army to find out when he gets his two week pass. Seeing how you are from Norway, are there any cool festivals in June that would be fun to see while we are over there in Europe? Any nightclubs that we would want to check out while we are there?
Actually, if you can think of any, what about any festivals in denmark/sweden ??
June 24 in venice, I have read there having a very cool fireworks display, thats something yall may want to see, although you did say you got the tickets already, not sure you can change them easily….. Basically, I read they all get on boats and watch the fireworks and then watch the sunrise in the morning…..

My little brother want believe me , when I tell him about yall…. lol

Thanks in advance for any info
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Hei there Treybad!

Don’t really know what dates the Roskilde festival in Denmark is, but i think it’s around june/july. After all I’ve heard thats one thing you shouldn’t miss! I think you’ll find some information about it if you do a search here on this site. Dont really know where you are going, except Denmark and Sweden, and to be honest i dont know about any good nightclubs there. Havent been there since I was 14 or so…
I do know about a musicfestival in Kristiansand here in Norway called Quart- festivalen, but then agian I’ve never been there Frown
And about the tickets, let’s just say there’s not a big chance of us changing them!

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Cool, will definitely look into those festivals… the names of those will help me in my search… I am sure…….. hope you spelled them right Smile

We have no clue were we are gonna go really, just gonna hit as many countries as we can while we are there………