Tell us about your country

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    Thank you equation. I'll check and see what they cost (remember I'm paying in Pesos), I also heared that there is a thing called a "fast pass" that allows you to reserve the ride you want for a specific time that day. What a great country you have two Disney's.... One in California and the other in Florida. I have been to the one in California when I studied in the USA, but never to the one in Orlando.
     
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    Been to both places too, and So. Cal wins.
     
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    I live on the East Coast of Scotland in a Beatiful stunning city called Dundee where I was born and brought up

    It sits on the River Tay and has a rail road which is over 100 years old crossing the river

    This a picture taken of the sunset over the river, I love Scotland it's my home I have travelled all over the world but when I get back home I always have a great feeling I am back where I belong

    My parents came to Scotland in the 1960s so I am second almost 3rd generation Scottish-Pakistani, the beauty about Scotland is that whoever comes here falls in love with the country within just a few days, 45 minutes and your in the mountains of the Highlands

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    Incredible sunset! Being so far north you must also have some long sunsets/twilights?
     
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    The Last Super, Argentina Style:

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    That’s my look alike on the far left serving wine.

    No disrespect to the real last super intended or implied
     
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    As popeye would say I am what I am. A bunch of Italians that speak Spanish, that think they are French but act English. Can anyone say "National identity crisis".
     
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    I would like to wish all my brothers at Sinodefence a Happy New Year! from sunny South America
     
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    Happy New Year to my friend Miragedriver! I wish your family the greatest of joy in the new year!:D
     
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    This might be a suitable place for a first post.. Hello and Happy New Year~


    Not really 'country', but this is my hometown, Tianjin (天津). A port city half-an-hour away from Beijing by bullet train, it was once the capital's line of defense against a sea invasion. Now it's one of the four direct-controlled municipalities in the country and a major seaport.
    It's not as famous as Beijing, Shanghai, or Chongqing, but it's a nice place nonetheless.

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    Panoramic view of Jinwan Plaza (金湾广场). Like most modern cities in China I think it looks its best at night (or when it's half buried in snow...)

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    View from Haihe River (海河)

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    The Binhai New Area, sort of a second, newer and more business focused city center

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    I'm not sure if Kiev is happy with his new role as a theme park...

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    This is a traditional delicacy from Tianjin called mahua (十八街麻花), it's a sweet snack made of dough, and either crispy or crunchy

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    Fancied-up version of a traditional Tianjin breakfast. Goubuli (狗不理) steamed bun, a bowl of Guobacai (锅巴菜), which apparently English speakers describe as chopped pancake served with sauce, spiced corned egg, and Jianbing (煎饼) which I think translates literally to fried pancake...

    This one is a source of immense personal pride for me, and indeed, probably the whole city.
    Tianjin Nankai High School (天津南开中学), founded in 1904, it was one of the first to embrace western-style curricula and is now one of the most prestigious in the country. I remember when my classmates and I graduated, we all said "We will always be proud of Nankai, but someday, we hope that Nankai can be proud of us. (今天我为南开自豪,明天南开为我而骄傲)" A very tall order, considering this was the school Premiers Zhou Enlai and Wen Jiabao graduated from, along with some of modern China's most famous writers and scientists.
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    The photo shows the courtyard of the northern half of the school campus. The building on the right is the auditorium from when the school was first founded. Only a handful of the buildings from then exist; the rest were targeted and bombed by the Japanese in 1937. A few survived because they were very too close to a Belgian tram factory to bomb safely.
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    The gym on the southern half of the campus across the road

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    Just in case people think all Chinese schools and students are all work and no play, this is what the school did a few days ago ^_^ Our very own film festival awarding ceremony~
     
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