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Stuttgart beats Torino in my eyes any day in all cultural aspects from history to the beauty of its buildings... one of the most underestimated city trips and so easy to get there from Zurich...
Eh... Stuttgart, Munich, Freiburg.... you see one German (city) you've seen them all.

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Old 15.12.2010, 10:45
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Eh... Stuttgart, Munich, Freiburg.... you see one German (city) you've seen them all.

If you are as ignorant as the average US tourist... but you aren't as you already found out that Switzerland is an own country...
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If you are as ignorant as the average US tourist... but you aren't as you already found out that Switzerland is an own country...
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If you are as ignorant as the average US tourist... but you aren't as you already found out that Switzerland is an own country...
It's the same here too Trev....Europeans think Mexico is in South America.
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Or think Americans constitute a singular culture... like the average german.
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Just watch the Russian channel on TV. They whine and complain the most about America and American culture but they sure do spend a lot of time trying to be 'American' (by that I mean some weird sort of Russo-American hybrid with few, if any, of the good qualities and some distorted and magnified version of the bad ones)
http://www.heatworld.com/Celeb-News/...ill-Wait-What/
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It's the same here too Trev....Europeans think Mexico is in South America.
or that Mexicans are Americans
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Old 15.12.2010, 11:09
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Last year some guy I used to play ball with asked me this question pertaining the US:

Is it true, that in the US a Sheriff can legally shoot you anytime he wants to? (needless to say, he was a top finalist at the facepalm awards)
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but you aren't as you already found out that Switzerland is an own country...
The only thing I can say is that since living here, my Swedish has improved.
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Last year some guy I used to play ball with asked me this question pertaining the US:

Is it true, that in the US a Sheriff can legally shoot you anytime he wants to? (needless to say, he was a top finalist at the facepalm awards)
all i want to do is let everybody know that there are stupid people everywhere, not just in the US.
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Old 15.12.2010, 11:16
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all i want to do is let everybody know that there are stupid people everywhere, not just in the US.
I love it! Stooopid is like the new average.
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a) what does that have to do with Torino being a more interesting place that Stuttgart?
I means that I have less bias than you although I am German. But whenever you are losing an argument, you get pretty agressive, so I will leave it at that.

In my views can the tourist attractions in and around Stuttgart easily compete with Torino, so do all cultural institutions from museums to music (while the Egyptian Museum in Torino is an exception).

I will not continue to discuss your ignorant comments, but rather spend the time on giving some good tips for people wanting to explore the area:
http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/index_ENG.htm

The Mercedes-Benz museum is the most fascinating automotive collection I have ever seen. They display the cars that dominated motorsports before WW2 to an extent that no other brand has ever managed afterwards.
http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/ENG/...benzmuseum.htm

The "Neue Schloss" can in my eyes easily compete with each Torino palazzo... (and if you like that stuff, you better go to Ludwigsburg, just outside Stuttgart where they have an even nicer "Versailles-like" castle)
http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/ENG/...uesschloss.htm

If you are into shopping, go to a small town that is so close I would call it suburb of Stuttgart, Metzingen (the home of "Hugo Boss"):
http://www.metzingen.de/ceasy/module...p5?cPageId=567
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I means that I have less bias than you although I am German. But whenever you are losing an argument, you get pretty agressive, so I will leave it at that.

In my views can the tourist attractions in and around Stuttgart easily compete with Torino, so do all cultural institutions from museums to music (while the Egyptian Museum in Torino is an exception).

I will not continue to discuss your ignorant comments, but rather spend the time on giving some good tips for people wanting to explore the area:
http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/index_ENG.htm

The Mercedes-Benz museum is the most fascinating automotive collection I have ever seen. They display the cars that dominated motorsports before WW2 to an extent that no other brand has ever managed afterwards.
http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/ENG/...benzmuseum.htm

The "Neue Schloss" can in my eyes easily compete with each Torino palazzo... (and if you like that stuff, you better go to Ludwigsburg, just outside Stuttgart where they have an even nicer "Versailles-like" castle)
http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/ENG/...uesschloss.htm

If you are into shopping, go to a small town that is so close I would call it suburb of Stuttgart, Metzingen (the home of "Hugo Boss"):
http://www.metzingen.de/ceasy/module...p5?cPageId=567
..dude (I know, I know I shouldn't be using "dude") seriously, nobody wants to go to Stuttgart.
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..dude (I know, I know I shouldn't be using "dude") seriously, nobody wants to go to Stuttgart.
Dude when are the Swiss going to get with the lights, like our neighborhood is well lit up ( cockney mixed up American)

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Brand presence is irrelevant - I didn't say American products aren't popular - I said that they're products of derision in Europe where they're products of aspiration in the States. You prove my point nicely with the Chevrolet brand. It is known as the replacement brand to the Daewoo, the Lada of the new Millenium and one of the cheapest, nastiest cars to come out of a factory. Certainly not the stuff of Corvettes. You couldn't sell Corvettes in Europe - there's too much quality competition. Say Chevrolet to someone in the UK they think of this: (say aspirational, they'll ask Stuttgart or Monza?)

I dunno. From a purely bang-for-your-buck standpoint, the Corvette is streets ahead of most European sports cars costing far more.
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I dunno. From a purely bang-for-your-buck standpoint, the Corvette is streets ahead of most European sports cars costing far more.
Yeah and a hand grenade is way ahead of both...they have the same road holding and drivers enjoyment too. And look at this beaut



Also, as per before, Americans tend to shockingly geographically ignorant in comparison with Europeans.

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Old 15.12.2010, 21:10
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And just another skip and a jump (on) America:

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The only thing I can say is that since living here, my Swedish has improved.
How can you expect Americans to differentiate between Sweden and Switzerland when they have the likes of Rick Steves demonstrating??
Both countries have snow, are somewhere in Europe, speak funny-sounding languages (i.e. not English) and are just sooo quaint.......!!
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Sorry guys...this is the geography one

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How can you expect Americans to differentiate between Sweden and Switzerland when they have the likes of Rick Steves demonstrating??
Both countries have snow, are somewhere in Europe, speak funny-sounding languages (i.e. not English) and are just sooo quaint.......!!
Ahem.. we're not complete twits
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