Being in a foreign country....

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Hi all! I'm American and i'm living in Belgium. It's a lot different over here and I find it really difficult. The Belgians are so unfriendly (they aren't rude, it's just that they are always serious). It's so wierd being in a foreign country... Anyway, i wanted to know if anyone else had similar experiences in a foriegn country.
 

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Justin, I know what you mean. I live in the US but have been a party to conventions hosted by the company I work for where we bring in associates from our International offices. Euros today seem up tight or something. Maybe i'ts because of the current situation on US diplomacy, but I doubt that.

Germans and Dutch I find hard to initiate contact with. It's like pulling teath. But after barriers are broken, and we all realize we are on the same planet, good times can be had.

Spanish, nice people and easy to approach.

UK, ridged at first but also easy to hang with.

Hang in man. Learn the ways of the Euro.

By the way, did you see this:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/04/30/eu.enlargement/index.html
 
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Thanks for the advice, proton, it really helps. As for the EU celebrations... i didn't go to them due to rain :( It's too bad because they had fireworks, food, and people who ran all the way from buddapest to brussels!