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    In Germany we have “Mann aus Sachsen”, or man from Saxony. If a news article starts with these words, you instantly know it’s going to be some crazy (or sometimes crazy racist) shit. There’s even a community dedicated to this: !mannaussachsen@feddit.de

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      I assume that’s because most weird shit doesn’t even make the news in Berlin anymore.

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    I’m from Portugal and we are all crazy in here. Nobody really knows how things get done, nobody really runs the country - but we’re also not willing to allow others to run it! - we pick fights between two sides of the same village over bread, wine or how some dish is prepared and nobody really likes someother part of the country for the exact same reasons they get disliked back but somehow the lights are still on and still haven’t burned the house down.

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      I was in Elvas a few weeks ago you sure you guys have electricity?

      Also went into a bar and there was a gender neutral bathroom, probably just because they couldn’t afford a second one

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        We’ve heard there were these flameless candles some time ago and just got in the bandwagon. Liked it so much we are even going crazy on making our own electricy at home.

        Oh, that’s a feature: one bathroom, everybody uses it. It’s that or go outside. No complaints.

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            It’s not modern. It actually echoes a time of poverty and how down to family we are.

            Even in a house with more than one bathroom, the notion that one is for boys and the other for girls is very, very rare. Doesn’t make sense.

            Old restaurants and similar places were usually family owned and even run from a part of the house. The money and/or space to build two bathrooms just didn’t exist so sharing was the only available option. And be civil about it. Or get kicked in the ass for being a slob or rude.

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      10 months ago

      I think you might be Spain’s Florida

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    Bulgaria has Pernik. A declining polluted mining town near Sofia which is infamous for people wearing (counterfeit) Adidas tracksuits, driving VW Golf, and settling their scores with long pieces of metal. Think Russian gopniks.

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    In Hong Kong, “Hongkongers love working”

    There’s a typhoon? We work.
    There’s a rainstorm? We work.
    There’s a political conflict? We work.
    There’s an apocalypse? We’ll probably still go to work.

    So whenever people from other countries complain about work hours being too long or retirement age being raised, we just laugh at them. And then continue working.

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    Maybe Liverpool, but that’s really just a joke; it’s actually a nice city centre with decent folk. More broadly, probably East Anglia, but that’s really more our Appalacia.

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    In the Netherlands there’s several ones I guess…

    Limburgers (in the bit that sticks out down south) are usually seen as reserve-Belgians by the rest of the country. Tukkers are from the border region around Almelo, Hengelo and Enschede. Mostly known for their distinctive accent in which drawn out vowels are very recognisable. Otherwise you tend to get an East-West divide, basically resulting in Countryside vs Cityfolk.

    Does that help?

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    Costa Rica here and, while we don’t exactly have an “abode of the madmen” like Florida, we do have our particular spots on the map:

    • San Carlos on the north is a rural place, and so it has become our Alabama / Monterrey
    • Desamparados, Pavas and La Carpio are the epicenters of crime
    • Puntarenas (on the Pacific) and Limón (on the Atlantic) are the main ports of the country. Both of them are attacked severely by poverty and drug lords. Limón has the particularity of being the place where most African-Americans in the country come from, via Jamaica back in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.