Category 'Slovakia'

Don’t Listen To The Stereotypes, La

Every nationality in the world has stereotypes attached to them. Americans? Loud, uneducated, obnoxious. The French? Rude, and will refuse to speak English. The Chinese? No concept of personal space, will shout if they’re mere inches from your face. The British? Cold and standoffish. Folks from Burkina Faso? I have no idea, but there are probably stereotypes that exist from the Burkinabe in neighbouring nations.   They say there’s no smoke without fire, and stereotypes sometimes contain an element of…
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Can You Know A Country If You Only Visit Its Capital?

Whenever anybody tells me that they’ve been to the UK, my home country, I always prick up my ears and ask them where they’ve been. Nine times out of ten, the reply is simply, “London,” to which I respond, “London isn’t really the UK. It’s like a whole different country.” I know other Brits who say similar things in the same situation. For me, the ‘real’ UK lies outside of the capital city, in the likes of buzzing northern…
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