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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 2:46 pm

vink2 wrote:zzm9980, Just open Google street view and put a yellow man on Poland map, the country is on par with New Zealand.


I think you should address that to wd40, not me.

Wd40, I did your Google image test. I see the same few touristy photos of Bangalore, and they're places I've visited that I *know* don't look like that most of the time. Although I haven't been to Wroclaw, I have been to Poland (half Polish actually) and I know that Krakow, Warsaw, *do* look like that.

Also I took your test a step further, and searched for "Wroclaw slum". All of the slummy photos that came up were from India. In all fairness, it could be Google bias feeding me photos based on my previous searches for "Bangalore slum".

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Postby vink2 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 2:51 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I think you should address that to wd40, not me.


Right, I'm not reproaching, just sharing.

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Postby vink2 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 2:55 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Also I took your test a step further, and searched for "Wroclaw slum". All of the slummy photos that came up were from India.


To my knowledge, there is no slums in the whole Europe.
You may find some old commie building which look like slums, but they are not slums and it is okay inside those buildings.

Only one place comes to my mind - Romania. They have minority called gypsies (very interesting, wikipedia says that they have Indian roots) and they live in slums - but it the choice they made, they have opportunities to improve their lifestyle, but it looks like they don't use it.

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 2:56 pm

bgd wrote:Wroclaw also has Polish girls 8-)

Singapore was once a low cost option for international banks, probably just as attractive as Wroclaw is now. I wonder how long that will last.


It will last until that place gets expensive and then they'll simply move onto the next low-cost centre.......

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Postby vink2 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 2:58 pm

BillyB wrote:
bgd wrote:Wroclaw also has Polish girls 8-)

Singapore was once a low cost option for international banks, probably just as attractive as Wroclaw is now. I wonder how long that will last.


It will last until that place gets expensive and then they'll simply move onto the next low-cost centre.......



They also have very good stock exchange called Warsaw Stock Exchange

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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 3:22 pm

Coming back to Singapore both from Wroclaw and Banglore sucks: you will be asked about your previous salary anyway, and nobody will give damn about differences in cost of living and other factors.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 3:55 pm

vink2 wrote:Only one place comes to my mind - Romania. They have minority called gypsies (very interesting, wikipedia says that they have Indian roots) and they live in slums - but it the choice they made, they have opportunities to improve their lifestyle, but it looks like they don't use it.


Yeah, I was thinking maybe Romania, Albania, and wherever the hell they filmed Borat at.

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:22 pm

vink2 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Also I took your test a step further, and searched for "Wroclaw slum". All of the slummy photos that came up were from India.


To my knowledge, there is no slums in the whole Europe.
You may find some old commie building which look like slums, but they are not slums and it is okay inside those buildings.

Only one place comes to my mind - Romania. They have minority called gypsies (very interesting, wikipedia says that they have Indian roots) and they live in slums - but it the choice they made, they have opportunities to improve their lifestyle, but it looks like they don't use it.


You've clearly never been to Manchester!

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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:25 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Yeah, I was thinking maybe Romania, Albania, and wherever the hell they filmed Borat at.

Kazakhstan? That's not Europe, although as a part of former USSR it has a huge number of Europoids living in there.

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Postby vink2 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:40 pm

BillyB wrote:You've clearly never been to Manchester!


Show me you pics!

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:42 pm

Sergei82 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Yeah, I was thinking maybe Romania, Albania, and wherever the hell they filmed Borat at.

Kazakhstan? That's not Europe, although as a part of former USSR it has a huge number of Europoids living in there.


Borat wasn't filmed there, it was filmed somewhere in Eastern Europe.

edit: Looks like Romania: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443453/locations
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Postby vink2 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:42 pm

Sergei82 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Yeah, I was thinking maybe Romania, Albania, and wherever the hell they filmed Borat at.

Kazakhstan? That's not Europe, although as a part of former USSR it has a huge number of Europoids living in there.


Believe me, Kazakhstan is doing quite okay, not so rich, but not poor.
GDP per capita: 12,021USD

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Postby vink2 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:43 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Borat wasn't filmed there, it was filmed somewhere in Eastern Europe.


As I remember, it was in Georgia - hard to say that it belongs to Europe

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Postby vink2 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:54 pm

zzm9980 wrote:edit: Looks like Romania: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443453/locations


Romania is quite okay country, maybe like Malaysia or a little bit better.

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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 4:55 pm

Probably, European slum comes with a different name: "village". But it is usually far from any cities and towns.


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