Post # 1
This post serves no real purpose except satisfy curiosity 🙂 I know many bees are from the US, UK, Canada, Australia and have seen some New Zealand (sorry if I butchered the spelling), but any bees from different countries? Share a little about yourself and why you love where you’re from!!!! We can help the bee with international contacts 😉
I’m from Costa Rica, my dad is a US ex-pat and my mom is Costa Rican/Colombian. I’m a med student here, and my Fiance is also a US ex-pat who is staying here because of me (I love that man). I love love love the diversity here, there’s people from everywhere, because a lot of foreigners retire here. Also, the beer is delicious even if I must say so myself), and dont even ge me started on the fruit! I almost keeled over when I saw how expensive a mango is in the US. We have very very good schools and the 60-70 F weather year round is pretty awesome too!. And I just realized we’re one of the happiest countries in the world! Not too bad for a third world country! So if anyone needs any honeymoon recommendations please let me know 😉
Post # 3
Hello, I am German living in Germany but lived in the UK for almost 5 years beforehand. I joined the Bee because I favour Anglo-Saxon wedding traditions. Why do I love being from Germany? Mhmm… Dont really know how to answer that but will try. I love that Germany is in the middle of Europe. One can travel to France, Italy, Holland pretty easily by train or car. To be honest, I guess I consider myself more European than German, in particular as part of my family is French/Luxembourgeois. Living in Europe is pretty nice, there is a lot of cultural richness and diversity here… 🙂
Post # 4
@alaha: Ha, I am also German and am back living in Germany. I used to live in Scotland for 5 years, 1 year in Maastricht, Holland and a year in France.
Why I love living in Germany? I experienced France, Scotland and the Netherlands (actually China too, but I was too little to actually remember). I think your up-bringing is determining where you can live and where not. I loved being in Scotland the first 2 years, but then I got more used to the mentality and realised, it was mostly too shallow for me. I am not wanting to offend anyone or to generalise. I just experienced that many Scots were just interested in clothes, going to the hairdresser, getting new gadgets and ending up in the pub. It just wasn’t for me. Also the healthcare system in the different countries wasn’t that great. Since I have a chronic disease, health care is very important to me and I am glad, I live in Germany. And of course, I missed my family so much. I would be lost without my family! For me it is important to be close(r) to my family than I was before. And I came across the site because I am Maid/Matron of Honor to a very close friend of mine and searched for inspiration. I stayed because I love all the feedback and support you can get from the bees!
Post # 5
😉 My husband and his whole family would be pointing out that Holland is only a small portion of the country and not the name of the country as a whole. 😉 That said, I’m American, and my husband is Dutch. I have a feeling that at some point in our lives we will end up living in the Netherlands somewhere (possibly in the province of Holland). There is the big city life, but most of the country is made up of these quiet beautiful towns amidst forests and fields! I love it. 🙂
Post # 6
I was born in Ukraine, but by heritage I’m Russian. Moved here when I was 10 with my mom.
Post # 7
Wow so many Germans! I’m from Germany also, I moved to Canada a few years ago. Honestly, I don’t like the city where I’m from too much. People there are very stuck-up and stressed and homogeonous. But everywhere else is great! Things I miss most: good, cheap beer; medical care (my family is always VERY shocked when I tell them how much I pay for dentists, medicine etc.); sharing a culture (isn’t it annoying when you quote a famous author from your country and people don’t know what you’re talking about) and being able to say, “hey! Let’s go to Italy this weekend”.
Post # 8
Luxembourgeois? I’ve been there a time or two, but I can’t say I realized that was the adjective for that country. Thanks for educating us!