I have never been to Europe before and have only travelled in the Caribbean outside the United States. This would be my first time being in Europe.
You would love Europe in general. I lived in Canada for 15 years and the US for 2 and it was indeed an adventure ;))
I'm a foreigner here and don't speak the language, and to be honest I find it difficult, as anyone who doesn't 'make the effort' to fit in would. I have 2 children who are now predominantly Polish and can't see myself moving any year soon. I work in the UK for 6 months a year and do most of my business there.
Don't let my comments put you off coming here. The country is truly beautiful and the people are 'in general' friendly, open and welcoming.
Wish you luck!! Let me know if I can help in any way.