People from every country of the world

@maximax8 (27334)
United Kingdom
March 8, 2008 12:44pm CST
I think it is wonderful to meet people from other nationalities. I live in the UK and live amongst a multi cultural society. Now that the EU has so many members lots of foreigners live in Britain like the Polish people for example. I taught a girl from France and a girl from the Caribbean Island of Martinique one year and they spoke French at playtimes. I love to travel and met a lady from Pupa New Guinea when I was in Samoa, some Brazilians men when I was in Australia and a lady from Chile when I was in Romania. Which nationalities are you surprised you have met? Do you like in a multi cultural society? Thanks.
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@deedee30 (435)
• Spain
8 Mar 08
I must admit that part of the reason I left the Uk was that I was sick and tired of feeling like an outsider in my own country! The government in the UK just keeps letting everyone in and the british residents feel pushed out.
@maximax8 (27334)
• United Kingdom
9 Mar 08
So you left the UK and moved to another country. Great. How do you like your new homeland? I know what you mean about the UK being overcrowded. The UK has about 57 million whilst New Zealand has about 4 million. In New Zealand there are some Pacific Islanders. Australia is effective with keeping out illegal immigrants and attracting skilled migrants but the UK is not so effective.
@paid2write (5202)
8 Mar 08
I do agree with you. When I lived in London I met people from all over the world, some living there permanently others just visiting or working there on an extended visit. Now I live on the south coast of England and I hear Polish spoken as much as English. I am used to hearing other languages as I grew up in Bradford, a city with a large immigrant population from Ukraine, Poland, Pakistan and India. I have not travelled outside Europe but I do consider myself lucky to meet people from so many other countries.
@maximax8 (27334)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 08
Yes, London is popular with people from many different countries. Earl's Court is where the Australian's like to stay and I think a presence from one or more nationality adds flavor to place. I like to meet people from lots of different countries. Germans are fond of traveling and so are the British, the Americans and the Canadians. But is seems some nationalities don't tend to travel overseas. If I met the odd one or two of them I am delighted. Parts of Bristol have many people from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and this is great to see. It is superb that there are many Polish people on the South Coast.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
8 Mar 08
I have travelled quite a bit, and I have worked with people from many different countries. I have never thought about it but now I realize I have friends from all continents. I think it enriches my life a lot to know so many different people from different countries. In so many ways we are very much alike - but our cultures vary a lot. It is always fascinating to experience how other people go about their daily life and how they celebrate special occations. The last person from another country I met was a man from Burma. I look forward to getting to know him better
@maximax8 (27334)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 08
It is lovely to have friends from all continents. On the way home from the airport I met a man from Zimbabwe and it was fascinating to talk to him. I like to find out about the lives of people from different countries. In Belize I met some Mennonite people and finding out about their history was fascinating. It must have been fantastic to meet a man from Burma and make a new friend from a little known country in Asia.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
23 Mar 08
I live in Canada and we are the multi cultural society of the world. In Canada they let any immegrant in so we have many of them. After World War 11 Canada was open to all the people who wanted to come here, so we have people from every nationality here. We have Germans and Polish people and Ukranians and Italians and Englishmen and Natives, and Jews and Russians and so on. People from all walks of life and from all nationalities. My parents came here after the war from Germany and have made a life here and had their family here, like me.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Mar 08
Australia is a fairly multicultural society, not that all Aussies are tolerant of other cultures. First & foremost are the Traditional Aboriginal people, some of whom still follow traditional cultures. In the years after white settlement, we had various groups migrate here,. such as the Germans in the 1860s, who contributed enormously to our state & still follow some traditional cultures. After WW2 , australia migrant boost. WE had peoples from all over the world migrate here, particularly from Europe. Since 1975, we had a very large influx of Asians, mostly refugees, many of whom have done very well. In addition to Asia, we still accept political refugees from various countries including Zambia, Iraq, Iran, Afganistan, etc. The school my daughter goes to have many Zambian girls, plus Indians, etc. I think it is great to live in a multicultural country.
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
9 Mar 08
I love the Chinese and people from the Phillipines they seem to warm towards me for some reason, whenever I go out I am always approached by a chinese, brazilian or phillipino guy, never English, it's weird isn't it. I think different cultures broaden your outlook on life and it's great to have a wide variety of people living in your country, you can learn so much and it's not always negative because you get good and bad people from every country. When I went to Rhodes the majority of the people at the hotel were German! Chinese Girls are very very pretty indeed and I think the Chinese/Japanese are very hospitable, warm and friendly.
@sahyd2don (2949)
• India
9 Mar 08
Yeh its really very nice to meet people from different countries.In our country we mostly meet people from somalia.They come here to study.Some are really very good people and look forward to making friends.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
9 Mar 08
ohh yes, i love it too..i love traveling and meeting people from other country ..its nice to meet friends from diffrent country and i love to know more about their culture and tradition as well as their language..
@gxnfly (1147)
• China
9 Mar 08
I like to talk to people from other nationalities,I think It's cool and intersting.People from different coutries sometime have totally opposite opinions on the same question.Communicating with people who from other coutries is a good way to think and to know different culture.It can open your mind,help you get wisdom.
• Philippines
9 Mar 08
I have not traveled outside of my country(Philippines) but here, we have all sorts of people from all over the world. We could see a lot of other nationalities, like Koreans, Americans, British, Canadians, Indians, Arabians etc. They are here either to go to our beaches like Boracay and Palawan or have put up their businesses here. It's nice to see people from all over to live and work harmoniously.
• India
9 Mar 08
oh I totalluy love multi-cultural societies probably i grew up in one. it broadens your perspectives and you learn so much about the world.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
9 Mar 08
I teach English in Thailand, and we have quite a few Koreans, Japanese and Chinese students. While doing corporate worl I also taught Germans, Danes and Swiss managers working in THhiland. It is very interesting talking to people from different countries and backgroungs. I love it, as it compensates a littel for my lack of traveling nowadays.
@bayness0 (281)
9 Mar 08
Cor Blimey my old mucka. I live in the UK and the multiculturalism is excellent. Bring on as many different cultures as possible.
@jwfarrimond (4475)
8 Mar 08
Very true. You don't need to go abroad any more to meet people from other countries, they are all here! There's a Polish/Latvian mini-mart opened not far from were I work, and there are maybe half a dozen people at work from abroad. a couple of Turks, Iranian, Moldavia, Venezuela (But the immigration caught up with him and sent him back) We've had Australians as well and a whole gaggle of Poles who were working with us last summer.