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For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
TS Eliot
Old Year and New Year by Christina Rossetti

New Year met me somewhat sad:
Old Year left me tired,
Stripped of favourite things I had
Baulked of much desired:
Yet further on my road to-day
God willing, further on my way.
Happy New Year

Your country

bleucielbleuciel Posts: 35 Inactive
edited May 2018 in Countries and Travel
Who is proud of his coutry and why?


  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,395 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure that Britain has a lot to be proud of right now!
  • bleucielbleuciel Posts: 35 Inactive
    Every body is not satisfied of his country
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,395 ✭✭✭✭
    When you live in a country, you see it warts and all @bleuciel. Visitors always seen another side to the place. And people also tend to forget that everywhere has its problems, thinking that the green is always greener on the other side of the fence (or border).
  • bleucielbleuciel Posts: 35 Inactive
    Yes,this is the poblem of humans,we see just the negative points
  • JuliannaJulianna Posts: 38 Inactive
    I like both my country, my Homeland country is Ukraine and now I got a US citizenship also. I really proud of my Ukraine, this is a great country and now I also take history and pride to my new country of the USA. Both of these countries are the most beautiful in the world for me. I don't like politics, I mean that I'm proud of the people living in these countries.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,395 ✭✭✭✭
    I am looking forward to visiting Ukraine in June @Julianna. I plan to go to Odessa and Kiev. Do you have any recommendations of things I should see as a tourist?
  • JuliannaJulianna Posts: 38 Inactive
    I lived in Kiev for some time and it’s a great city, especially when chestnuts are blooming. When the flowers fall from the trees, it turns out such a floral carpet on the ground. If you don’t have a history, visit Kiev Pechersk Lavra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can walk along Khreshchatyk and take a ride on the funicular to see the city and the river. There are many cathedrals and churches in Kiev, if you like such places. Visit Andreevsky descent, there you can find beautiful pictures. The house with Khimera is an unusual building, you need to see it as well as the Sofia square. In June it will be very hot, it seems to me that May is the best time to visit Kiev. Sorry,I can't say anything about Odessa, I have never been there ...
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,395 ✭✭✭✭
    Thank you @Julianna. I will be there at the very end of May, so maybe it won't be too hot. I like art very much and visiting churches, so I think there will be a lot for me to explore. I want to keep things flexible, so depending on my fancy, can stay as long or as little time as I want.
  • mandalaputramandalaputra Posts: 10 ✭✭
    I am not satisfied of my country. because there are a lot of bad politician. the corrupted the money. and let my country became worse and worse. Fight between religion is also happen too much. sometimes i can't feel save leaving in my country.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,395 ✭✭✭✭
    @mandalaputra I think that corruption is a problem in most countries these days. I am very sad when I see fighting in the name of religion as my belief is that religion is used as an excuse. Religions preach peace, not war.

    'Sometimes I can't feel safe living in my country.'
  • mandalaputramandalaputra Posts: 10 ✭✭
    Which country are you from?. In my country Indonesia the fight between Religion is often happening which makes me sad. But now I'm living in Japan as student and I feel really save here there is almost no fights in my experience so far.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,395 ✭✭✭✭
    I think every country has had its share of troubles @mandalaputra. Japan certainly has had quite a bloody history until perhaps only 70 years ago.
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