Have you ever visited eastern europe? What was your experience? Some good stories? Werr the stereotypes true?
Been to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech, Slovakia and Hungary.
Haven't been robbed, so quite good.
Prague. Heading by train into the city my friends and I were worried because everything looked all run down and Eastern blocky, but once we got in it was fine. Wandered around for 10+ hours, never felt in danger, food wasn't amazing but for the price I was paying it was spectacular, cheap booze, and the locals were relatively friendly and spoke good English.
8/10 would do again
Visited Ukraine for muh family history and shit, was pretty good. Stereotype was pretty much confirmed by the areas of Kiev and some outlying villages I stayed in.
It's Prague. You visited it once, you don't get a free pass to do that pretentious "I'm a worldly traveler" thing of only referring to cities by their native name.
Went on a trip to (East) Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria and Hungary a few years ago.
>Berlin had tons of Asians and non-Germans
>Poland had the best looking grills and seemed the whitest on average
Ukraine mostly a shit except big cities, worse than expected, the streets were dirty af, European part of Russia is like Ukraine but a bit better, Check Republic is amazing, would live here if I could, Slovakia is comfy, Bulgaria is kinda noisy, also lots of gypsies some of which tried to steal my stuff
aaaand Belarus is shitty
Slovenia is like austria with less shitskins and graffiti
Bulgaria like here with stuff to do in the capital
Croatia just lovely and clean
Serbia has good mountains and all of belgrade is under construction
V4 cities were comfy but they paint their commieblocks in rainbow colors
>all of belgrade is under construction
I would've thought they'd be finished by now
Poland- great and welcoming people even hooligans were super nice and offered us bottle of zubrowka
Ukraine- sry but its shithole and people look depressed even comapre to czechs
Montenegro- crazy and agressive people who are just to hot-blooded
Croatia- beutiful but beaches are bad and they scum you for every cent
Slovakia- just more rural czechia, little boting desu
Belarus- weird coutry and quite ugly but everything is clean and people are really chill(not likr russians)
I saw a lot of this shit when I was traveling the old eastern block. Their intentions were good, but there's really no way to make old communist architecture look good. Actually, if anyone has an example of a successful communist-era building renovation I'd like to see it.
T. Urban Planner
I live in Finland
The country with the most western welfarest european architecture
Spent a weekend at an Airbnb in Krakow's old town, hiked in Ojcow national park, went to Wieliczka salt mines. Most people were fairly personable but didn't go out of their way to act so. Reminded me a lot of the northern US in that way. It was absolutely gorgeous and spring was just beginning. 10/10 trip, miss it every day. I wish I could show you all pictures but they're all such damn big files and I'm too lazy to resize all of them
That is really beautiful, the tree panelling fits with the scenery
This is Merihaka, practically in the heart of our capital Helsinki
Do you ever been in Rovaniemi?
That looks straight out of a dystopic film, resembles me of Antonioni's Red Desert
> Czech Republic
I only went to tourist hellholes Prague and Karlovy Vary, so I don't really have an opinion on the 'real' Bohemia and Moravia. I met a hot Czech girl here, we went on a few dates, but I eventually had a serious personal problem that killed all my motivation to meet qt's, so I never called her again.
Bratislava is the comfiest place ever, they have awesome beer and it's not a tourist trap yet. 9/10 would crown Hungarian kings again. Please don't go there if you are an obnoxious tourist. We don't want this jewel to turn into another Prague or Barcelona.
By far my favourite country in Europe. I have lots of friends there, love their culture and cuisine, and am even starting to learn Polish. Places like Gdańsk or Wrocław are absolutely amazing. People are super friendly, women are stunning and you feel safe wherever you go. 10/10 country, seriously.
Romania is fun, but there is a huge difference between decadent, busy Bucharest and the laid-back rest. Romanians love to drink and eat, they are generally cheerful and they have an interesting nightlife as far as I can tell. You can tell that it's one of the poorest countries in Europe - if you have just been to Spain, Germany, Poland or even Portugal, which was my case, and then your plane takes you to Romania, you feel the difference between rich man's and poor man's Europe. Yummy food, particularly polenta and sarmale, anyway, and the best tomatoes I've ever eaten were those from a family farm just outside Timișoara.
Hungarians are cool, but Hungarian policemen are a whole new level of assholery as far as I'm concerned. Do Magyarfags agree? Why are your policemen such cunts?
> hurr durr your metro ticket is soaked, pay a fine or I'll take you to the station
> hurr durr you weren't wearing the seatbelt, and neither did we, but we're the police so fuck you
Besides, Budapest women are gorgeous but smalltown Hungary girls are definitely not.
>By far my favourite country in Europe. I have lots of friends there, love their culture and cuisine, and am even starting to learn Polish. Places like Gdańsk or Wrocław are absolutely amazing. People are super friendly, women are stunning and you feel safe wherever you go. 10/10 country, seriously.
>smalltown Hungary girls are definitely not.
What do you mean?
Dont you feel racist in Poland? Really? In my experience, yes i feel that.
i'm mestizo (my Mother is from Colombia) when i visited poland, people threat like a moor...
n skinheads everywhere
>Hungarians are cool, but Hungarian policemen are a whole new level of assholery as far as I'm concerned. Do Magyarfags agree? Why are your policemen such cunts?
90% of us are cunts(the other 10% left the country kek) but yes, the blue motherfuckers are the worst by far.
>Besides, Budapest women are gorgeous but smalltown Hungary girls are definitely not.
Budapest and North-Western Hungary. These two are the only livable places in Hungary so it might makes sense most of the beautiful woman is in those regions.
Krtek wasn't pulling shit out of his ass, it seems.
I spent a week in a town near Győr and those women were the trashiest kind I remember. And don't even get me started on Hungarian gypsies. Girls in Budapest (I don't know if they were *from* Budapest), on the contrary, were sweet and feminine.
Racism vs Spaniards? In Poland? No way. Those people love us. They love to party as much as we do, they are also majority Catholic and they are in general open to Mediterranean culture. I figure they assert their non-Germanness and non-Russianness more that way lol
Sorry barátom, all the qt's had left Győr when I visited.
> Hungarian """police"""
Glad to see it was the rule and not the exception.
No bully ;_;
Outside of Serbia in eastern Europe (counting east of Berlin) i've been to:
The most beautiful landscapes i've ever seen, pretty green hills.
Ljubljana is comfy the bridges are nice but i wasn't impressed by the castel (was it a castel?) above.
Bled lake is very nice, i've tried the special cake there (tho the restaurants tried to shove me Serbian style grill when i said i'm from Serbia). The museum there is also pretty nice with a beautiful view of the lake.
Really nice city mist beautiful city outside of Italy i've visited (Paris is overrated, would pick Prague every day). Does feel a bit like a tourist trap, i think i saw a movie shoot (last summer). Lots of things to see but as i went to the military museum and the monument above it you could see the places where gommunism struck. Also i think i saw a tranny at the train station as i was passing by, was strange.
Back to more possitive topics.
I ate like a king. Food was quite cheap, and it was the first time i tried rabbit, deer, duck in honey and goulash in bread.
Kinda nice, got scammed by some girls who wanted to go for a "drink". I spent like 100 euros on the smallest amount of alcohol i could have immagined.
Been to Montenegro lots of times of course but i'm talking about foreign countries.
I want to visit Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Lwow), and of course Kiev, Minsk, Petrovgrad and Moscow.
Always wanted to visit Lithuania but almost know nothing about it
I've also been meaning to go to Timisora for a while but never found the time
Well the lady with a dog/child and the shitty road, I must leave you this one.
Although the photo was taken before the road was built. Today it looks like pic.
I was on a bus going transit through Poland. Some children showed me middle finger in the window. It was afwul.
The bus was old and road not plain, so i wanted to puke, after half a day spent in the bus. At one point I thought the feel is gone, but suddenly I looked out of the window, saw "Biedronka" sign and immediately rushed to a puking bag.
That looks like a brand new neighborhood around here! (Except for the KFC ad, are yankee corporations big in central europe?)
Also, you have streets named by continents? I think thats pretty cool
Yeah, I'm third-generation Polish-American and had a >muh heritage moment after I went. I'm currently messing around with Duolingo and skype pals and I'll hopefully not sound like a moron when I return
I went to Gdansk last month
Fucking brilliant I want to go again for longer in the summer, no idea about why Eastern Euros are demonised, everywhere I went people were cool and it felt more modern than a lot of western Euro places I've been, Also a massive Jan Sobieski fan so that was fun.
But I know it was a very touristy city so it's a bit different.
Interested in visiting Krakow soon, so I'll do that when I have cash.
Now you see why we were so butthurt about Nazi demands towards Gdansk.
In Spain there are many sudamericans but not in Poland, maybe rare there see sudamericans /mestizos? I dont know
Oh, shit, I remember the destination - we visited Hungary.
It was a kids orchestras festival in some horrible place called Sheherfehervar or something, we had literally to learn how to pronounce it.
We ended up in some dorm, that has for sure seen better times. The door handle was broken in our room, so we had to build a barricade in case gypsies planned to steal our instruments or organs.
The festival and city was quite nice, actually, very comfy, though people looked like cattle, really. This clear void in their eyes, like the only thing their brain is capable of doing is to stare and be dumb. Our older hot chicks were picked up by some local Chad's, man did I have a butthurt.
*had a butthurt
We didn't get a opportunity to test local cuisine besides some local sweets from festival.
The dumb little children wanted to eat at McDonald's so the whole group had to eat there too.
The food in the dorm was incredibly spicy and had big portions. I was a big fan of it, till I got the worst diarrhoea in my life. I don't even want to go into details.
Night Budapest looks dope, though for my taste there were to many drunken international students everywhere.
Slovakia/Slovenia on its way to Hungary was nice, though we didn't have time to stop there, only a pause by a road cafe, where we had good time finding how slavic languages are similar, and how the cuisine felt so natural to us. A girl lost her instrument, we blame it on gypsies.
The landscapes were spectacular. I did really envy the locals, living in such a fairy tale environment.
>are yankee corporations big in central europe?
In Prague and prolly in other capitals too, they are. I live in second biggest city, cca 400k, and they are here too, but not so much.
Fuuck, I just found out Starbucks recently opened third branch here, even though there's shitton of clasic cafes. Small towns and rural areas are practically untouched except ocasional Coca-Cola banners.
>Also, you have streets named by continents? I think thats pretty cool
Yes, and after cities, peoples, flowers, sports, etc. Usually there are neighbourhoods with themed named streets, like there's one neighbourhood with streets named after poets, then another neighbourhood with streets named after european cities, etc.
>dumb little children wanted to go to McDonalds
I know this feel, everywhere we went back in high school.
>let's go eat at Mc ayy lamo
Faggots don't even want to try local fast food
>tfw hate paprika
This limited what I ate whenever I was down there quite a lot, pretty much settled mostly for Wiener Schnitzel all day, err'day. For sweets I do enjoy their langos and palacsinta
It's fine in things like paprika chips when it's ground down, I also like to use it in powdered form in sauces or chicken coating, but whole chunks of it, or even worse whole fruits filled with meat I just cannot stand
Slovakia is such a cozy little country. Everyone is so friendly, the food is great and the women are so hot.
One night out I saw a guy walking around in a Czech national hockey jersey and we got to talking. When I asked him about the jersey he explained to me that he was not Czech but a proud Slovak. "Czechs are our brother nation, so I take pride with them in matches they win. It's like a patriotic American celebrating Canadian teams." I thought was pretty cute in a tipsy, Eastern European kind of way.
Can confirm...living close to suomi street
Helsinki street is shit tho