Maybe the multicultarism got to you
One of the many reasons haha = but not the main one honestly. I live in a very diverse city (granted my suburb is like 95% white, perhaps 4% asian and 1% black with very few jews as this is a WASP stronghold) so I'm use to it. However, when I travel through Europe I like to be with Europeans. If I wanted to be surrounded by Pakistanis and Indians I'd go to Lahore or Mumbai.
The establishment of wealthy Anglosaxons and Jews is still nested in cities like London and New York.
They're in nearly EVERY western country - even places like Argentina and Moldova. Although Europe and NYC was the original stronghold of the Rothschild, Warburgs, Guggenheims and the original banking families.
Its good you have open mind. If Poland does the above it should do so very carefully
At the very least, I feel that Poland ought to shift away from economic reliance on the west and realize the enormous market potential of places like Russia, China, and Iran. These three countries have been making treaty after trade agreement with each other as they realize they've got to be each other's friends against the EU, US, and NATO.
I would love to see more cheaply made Chinese, Russian, or even Iranian goods in Poland and more Polish high quality exports to Russia. I know the EU sanctions did hurt Poland a little bit and some Russians would smuggle Polish goods into the country - namely food, especially cheeses.
I'm a lover of the free market - I think that Poland should trade with whoever it is economically beneficial - not solely on who the EU dictates that we trade with.
Zimmy, I live in Chicago.... it sucks...
many many acres of Grant Park, - big open field with a few trees - not impressed
Lincoln Park - full of yuppies, hipsters, and trust fund babies. there's a few good bars but that's it - which would be nice to go to if you could actually park your car within the same 5 blocks as the bar.
the lake shore beaches for miles - full of trash and fat ugly women - unlike the shores of Spain, the French Riviera, or even Gdansk
and the numerous smaller parks, etc. - like the ones infested with gangs such as Garfield park, Riis park, portage park, and just about any other small park in the city. Even without the gangs, they're still totally unimpressive - grass with no unique landscaping or even flowers for that matter and a couple of ash trees that grow thanks to a steady diet of cigarrette butts..
I've lived in Chicago most of my life - it's overrated, overly expensive (further 17% property tax increase on properties worth over $250k), and there's hardly anything special about it. Aside from the L, the average street in Chicago will look nearly identical to that of Philly, Milwaukee, Boston, or just about any other generic major city in the US.
There's a reason why the population has been going down just about every year since 2000 in Chicago (at that year it had a height of 2.89 million - that's the highest it's been in 16 years) - the people who have the means to move out, do... including the corporations and businessesStick to the topic please