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PalenQ Jan 5th, 2018 01:23 PM

Well just talk about politics, etc with any French person!

StCirq Jan 5th, 2018 01:31 PM

Our dinner table.

PalenQ Jan 5th, 2018 01:36 PM

Fodor's?

ribeirasacra Jan 5th, 2018 01:37 PM

France?
https://youtu.be/ffRqDOy2L1E

flanneruk Jan 5th, 2018 01:52 PM

Forget Speakers Corner. It had a role 50 (no, 70) years ago: now it's a weird tourist curiosity where people from dodgy countries come to watch something touted as free speech. Some British (if you're lucky) nutters wittering eccentricities: more often (I think) seriously unpleasant people from countries where nationalism means killing The Other.

To hear decent arguments: Radio 4 6-9 am every morning.

Nikki Jan 5th, 2018 03:44 PM

Let’s plan a get-together so we can all argue in person. We can start by arguing where and when to meet. My friends and family will all be relieved.

bilboburgler Jan 6th, 2018 05:39 AM

mention tipping on Fodors europe

xcountry Jan 6th, 2018 06:28 AM

Having argued this out with myself I have decided to turn my own question around and ask what is the worst place in Europe to argue. For me that would be Germany as, after my limited german is exhausted, I can't tell if Germans are telling me to go &*%$ myself or that they are thrilled to see me.

You need to be able to read who you are arguing with and I can't read Germans.

IMDonehere Jan 6th, 2018 10:34 AM

Go into a bar in Madrid and and yell "Independentisme català."

Uranus Jan 10th, 2018 01:42 PM

One of the worst places to argue: in the middle of a 180 degree turn on the Amalfi Coast. Did it recently.

kerouac Jan 10th, 2018 02:02 PM

Let's not forget that when "Freedom Fries" were invented, the French ambassador said "we don't really care what Americans call their potatoes."

follow_your_bliss Jan 12th, 2018 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by xcountry (Post 13170036)
Having argued this out with myself I have decided to turn my own question around and ask what is the worst place in Europe to argue. For me that would be Germany as, after my limited german is exhausted, I can't tell if Germans are telling me to go &*%$ myself or that they are thrilled to see me.

You need to be able to read who you are arguing with and I can't read Germans.

Then you’ve never driven the wrong way on the road to King Ludwig’s castle.

kja Jan 12th, 2018 11:57 PM

I could easily be mistaken, but I have the impression that the Valley of the Fallen still evokes quite a variety of opinions among people who are willing to express them – but I don’t know if people with different views actually exchange words (as required for debate or argument) or simply opine (loudly and with vehemence). If you mean debate (not necessarily argument), I heard some fascinating, and sometime heated, discussions about Turkish politics, and Greece’s approach to Turkey, while in Thessaloniki. (I can’t elaborate on their arguments, as my command of Greek was too limited.) Friends who have visited Lesbos in the past year or so spoke of the honest and painful discussions they overheard about how to deal with the then immigration crisis. And I trust you’re aware of otherchelebi’s observations of the “debates” and “arguments” in Istanbul.

Sue_xx_yy Jan 13th, 2018 04:51 PM


*****
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y


The classic Monty Python sketch

kja Jan 13th, 2018 05:05 PM

@ Sue_xx_yy: Priceless! Thank you SOoooo much! :star: :star: :star:

nukesafe Jan 13th, 2018 10:05 PM

If you were willing to pay for her tickets, my Mother-in-Law would meet you anyplace in Europe you would like, and that would automatically be the best place to argue. I am afraid you would be seriously mismatched, though.

Sue_xx_yy Jan 14th, 2018 04:51 AM


Originally Posted by kja (Post 16649329)
@ Sue_xx_yy: Priceless! Thank you SOoooo much! :star: :star: :star:

You are welcome, glad you enjoyed it too.

xcountry Jan 14th, 2018 05:00 AM

Let’s see, how can I say this without starting an argument.

It was great to see that video, again.

mcristi Jan 14th, 2018 06:46 AM

tripadvisor would be most known

barbrn Jan 14th, 2018 07:52 AM

This is arguably the best thread on Fodors right now.


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