All countries are great in their own way, but I wanted to know what you guys think about countries around the world that you've lived in, visited, or travelled through. This is not the place to argue with each other about why we THINK a country is great or why we didn't like it, but rather a place to share opinions and maybe let some people realize they might want to visit a country they normally would never have dreamed (dreamt?) of visiting (that includes no political discussions please .. that's for a different thread) So without further ado, here is my list: USA Pros: My home country and where I've lived all my life. I love the country because it is what I am used to, and it's home to Apple Cons: Everyone else in the world seems to hate us. It's frustrating Mexico Pros: My father's home country and the butt of all my (bad) jokes. Great vacation spots from Cancun to Puerto Penasco all the way down to Tenochtitlan. It's a beautiful country and a great place to visit. Cons: I think it's considered third-world .. I couldn't live there because of so many political, technological, and economic problems they have. Canada I haven't been there in so long I can't remember many details .. (it's been over a decade, and I'm only 18) .. I remember I thought it was a neat place though Austria Pros: BEAUTIFUL country. It's just amazing. Vienna is awesome. Playing in their concert halls (I toured with my orchestra) was amazing. The acoustics in some of those places just blows me away. Very impressive. Oh! and the food was great! Cons: I was only there a couple of days, and I remember it being kind of expensive... Germany Pros: Another really beautiful country. The history and landscape is just amazing. The autobahn is lots of fun Lots of winding country roads to take your car to its max, and keep you smiling the whole time. The old castles are jaw-dropping (I forget the names of the two I visited). The people I met were really nice, I was very impressed with their hospitality. Cons: I couldn't learn German enough to converse with more people. Those winding country roads can make you sick if your tour/bus driver is a speed demon (especially when you're jet-lagged). Czech Republic Pros: Lots of history and awesome old buildings. Everything is dirt cheap (read: $4 for great beer and great steak .. not that I had any beer.. ahem..). My aunt (who married in to the family) is from that country. Neutral: The network TV programming is very different. I was watching the weather when a lady started stripping down, butt-naked, then getting dressed in her work clothes. Evening programming involves lots of leather-clad people with whips and spankings. heheh Cons: Communism ravaged the country. It's a mess .. and that's why everything's so cheap. That's all that I've been to that I can remember for now. I think that's about it though. So what about you guys (and girls)??