(Closed) Any bees from "different"countries? Let's help each other out!

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Post # 3
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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… πŸ™‚

Post # 4
246 posts
Helper bee

@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
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

πŸ˜‰  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.  πŸ˜‰  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.  πŸ™‚

Post # 6
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was born in Ukraine, but by heritage I’m Russian. Moved here when I was 10 with my mom. 


Post # 7
1357 posts
Bumble bee



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
3262 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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!

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