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  1. #1 Cultures overview - for tourists 
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    All around the world there are different cultures with different ways of living. The stereotypes are greedy Jews, anti Amrican Arabs, English hooligans and so forth. Let's see why people think these things and if they are correct?

    Let's start with Africa. The people of aAfrica used to have a very simple cultures and today have a culture that is based on poverty. The majoirty will be helpful but demand something in return for thier services because that is the way they lure you into giving them money to buy food which they need. North Africa is is in the middle of certain wars and they are very untrusting of foreigners because while they bring in money they usually do not listen to the plight of thiers about living. They will be more advanced than you think as old inherited businesses are interuppted in the city by new advanced gear for the wealthy. They are not very loving because they have real problems to deal with such as getting fed, and seeing as how they have that problem on thier minds they cannot think of anything else. Coming here for a romantic holiday means staying away from the people that are so cold. The whole population is not hostile, but it is not friendly. The culture is Christain mixed with Islam and they will get along well enough. There is frantic support for any known person that will bring them out of poverty but marches are uncommon. They are very comfortable socially as it is a relief to get thier minds off the poverty, but thier speach may seem a bit tired and sleepy as they do not have a stable diet. Otherwise they will listen to you if you listen to them. Places down south and Egypt are practically first world countries in the cities.

    Eurpoe is a densely populated region. They will have a vast difference of cultures amoung them because they were always at war and so thier cultures have muddled up into a vastly cosmopolitan one. If you go to Western Europe you will find a great many friendly people, friendly because they are healthy wealthy and wise. They are nearly all educated and striving for a better life concerned with thier peer and looking for love. It is like a care free society regaurding standard of living. In the west you will find so many people out trying new things because they are trying to follow up on a dare or trying to impress themselves with how open minded they can be, maybe even just because they were open minded enough to listen to an advert or a friend. The key words to Western Europe is open minded and comfortable - without stress. They have no stress because they are surrounded by people that listen over a cup of coffee and so forth. Now to the east we have the poorer side of Europe. Here you will find much stress! Yes these people are not discomforted by material things as much as in Africa. The people of Eastern Europe will be negative most of the time to foreigners because they have grown up fighting for thier place in the cities and will not lose that if at all possible. They will be more closed up to society because, while they have their friends they also have thier problems. This culture's key factors are social indifference and survival of the fittest financially speaking of course. They are not hostile, but they will not be as friendly as the west...

    The near east is a great place to live. Here there is much emphasis on education and love. It is not as naturally loving as India, but then the people here have less pressure to handle and take the cross of responsibiliy upon themselves, being truw to their word as often as they can. It is this way because the culture was led by men that dominated the scene and they made sure that everyone was happy not by asking what would make them happy, rather maing them happy like it or not! Their culture is founded on togetherness and cooperation, or, asserting yourslef when you need to - speaking directly and having no hidden agenda. This is because they have a language with, while descriptive words, is simpler than English and the sentence sounds incorrect due to syllabels not gelling. They learn from an early age that it is useless to lie as they will be found out because the emphasis when you speak is on certain vowels or whatever that identifies the real message that becomes obvious as a lie. This must be the langauge of truth! The region is very laid back because they are not concerned with status being given superficially [as in beauty, title] but rather earned through hard work. Being social animals we like to think about other people all the time and when you realise if you are civil to them they will be civil to you things go sweetly. They are a laid back, loving and dutiful because they are accepting the world as it is. Somewhere along the line they realised they need food and shelter and friends and family, and that seems to be all they are after right now - how else could you have so little yet be so happy? You must be thankful and worrying about what you do have rather than what you don't have. This comes from being poorer yet having less crimes as squatters are given food for some reason and they do not worry to go further, leading to crime being very rare. Also they stick together as a family in one house and that means they do not worry with changing houses often which means less debt and more money working directly - no credit worries, less stress.

    South America is rife with crime. The buildings are all crumbled and new ones are popping up all over the place. You will not like this place is you like cars and engines as nothing here is guaranteed to work all the time, and if you are a woman you would like it more because it is full of restaurants in the city centre because of the westernised society. In fact the city centres, while needing some patching up, will remind you of James bond movies set in city scenes, as they are all occupied by people that are lazy and loving. They are lazy because of the weather and the pollution that is close to the city centers. They also have a dialect that is based on European language, leading to a culture relating to Europe based on music and movies which sets the mood and temp of the youth that have become the middel aged - the people you will most likely meet at any givent time. They are not good at talking compared to Europe though as they are half asleep when you talk to them in their city because of pollution and humidity. A great place to go if you are into retro things as it has a personality of sharp contrast between hygiene and pathetic service delivery, making it look like a decent statue that has some mould on it.

    Asia is a very contrasting region too. The people here are too numerous and should stay in the villages and there are far too many vagrants in the cities in Western Asia. They will be friendly to others dressed well though, as they are so relieved to see someoen else that doesn't want anything from them. India has a unique media form and communication is vibrant and sincere. China in the East has a very freindly attitude towards others that appear to middle or better classes, so you could say that it is like this not because of a superiority complex, but a desire to get on with it - life and productivity. Japan has no vagrants and they all work hard because they have so much status compexes it is frightening! They like to prodcue because that is all they see others doing, no idea of how it got this way, maybe it is because they got into a recession and have never forgotten about it, carrying the flame on forwards and still have 'the fire'. Russia is like Europe I suppose, and will be like a mixture between east and western regions of Europe.

    I hope I have helped you decide on a destination if you want to travel somewhere.


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    Have you been to all these places, or where do you get your information?


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    Do you actually believe this drivel you post? Let me take just three examples. You say this:
    They will have a vast difference of cultures amoung them because they were always at war and so thier cultures have muddled up into a vastly cosmopolitan one.
    1. The differences in culture are not because they were always at war.
    2. You cannot simultaneously claim there are vast differences in culture and that these cultures are now cosmopolitan. The two conditions are mutually exclusive.
    The key words to Western Europe is open minded and comfortable - without stress.
    This is laughable. In the midst of the current economic downturn, with large scale unemployment, devalued retirement plans and an uncertain future the people of Western Europe are not without stress.

    They are lazy because of the weather and the pollution that is close to the city centers.
    Unbelievable! Pollution causes laziness! Just where did you get an idea like that? Can you produce a shred of evidence to support such a contention.

    Almost nothing you have said can be defended as accurate. Please try to think before posting your next contribution. :?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Almost nothing you have said can be defended as accurate.
    He did get the part about the English hooligans right, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370
    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Almost nothing you have said can be defended as accurate.
    He did get the part about the English hooligans right, though.
    True, but keep in mind I am Scottish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlatan
    .........South America is ........etc, etc.,.......
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    My friend, I don`t know if to laugh, feel offended or feel sorrow for you, after your post about this side of the world. It seems that you only wrote your personal opinion about the cartoon that you think that this part of the world is, and what is more out of place is that you decided to post it in the art and culture forum, without knowing nothing about its richness.

    I feel the urge to kindly suggest you to inform yourself a little more about anything else you would want to write about us, in the future. According to what you wrote in your post about us, it gives you very poor credibility about what you wrote about the rest of the world, too. :wink:

    (post edited) : In order to give you a hint of from where to start, start reading about the next writers, who will probably give you a better clue of our culture :

    Jorge Amado (Brazil)
    Gabriel García Marquez (Colombia)
    Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina)
    Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)
    Gabriela Mistral (Chile)
    Isabel Allende (Chile)
    Pablo Neruda (Chile, probably the best of them all, imho)
    8)
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    This thread is freaking hilarious!
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