That winter feeling

Some photos of a rambling about in the woods on a very cold day in January.

Photo Challenge: Ambiance

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How sexy would you rate the country you live in?

This month the US News Best country website announced the best country ranking list. Germany ranked #1 , UK #3 and Portugal #23 out of 60 countries. Apparently, they surveyed a few people, amongst them: “8,092 … informed elites and … 4,513 business decision-makers. Some respondents were considered both informed elites and business decision-makers. The remaining 6,381 respondents were from the general public”.

The attributes were: Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Open for Business, Movers, Power, Quality of Life.

Although I think this is mostly a marketing ploy to attract business investment to a particular country, I was curious about some of the categories. I particularly like the category Adventure which included the sub-category “Sexy” – How sexy would you rate your country on a scale out of 10?

Here is my sexiness rating for these 3 countries:

UK – 8.5
Brighton

Portugal – 6.5
Praia de Mira2

Germany – 5 (the coastline lets it down)

Woods

 

On the road again

platanenheinI’m packing again… or trying to avoid packing at the moment… but, yeah, I’m packing again! Back to Germany. New flat… new job…

I’m thinking of the things that I enjoyed and will be able to do again, like riding a bike and eating Turkish food. Or even better, eating Portuguese food, now that I found a Portuguese shop in town!!!

If you don’t know much about Germany, there’s a funny and interesting post on “what I know about the Germans” by Liv Hambrett. Most of observations are kind (26), some are spot on (99), and some might be region specific (139).

I am also looking forward to dusting my cameras…so stay tuned. Meanwhile check out my Mini Guide to Darmstadt.

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