Political, social and cultural idiocies aside, North America is a place of mindboggling geographic diversity and beauty.
Hellooo Arizona and Hawaii!
And Mexican food and good music and I can't imagine life without Solanums...
Ok, you could be geographically pedantic about at least a couple of those things. But. Damn your place is good lookin!
(Ok, I'm a bit excited after seeing too many amazing photos).
North America is a place of mindboggling geographic diversity and beauty.
That is cool to hear. A little surprising, especially from someone from NZ. My girlfriend and I, along with quite a few friends feel the same way about NZ. We all either want to visit for an extended time or live there. I guess Peter Jackson is somewhat to blame.
We have worked seasonally and have traveled in the off seasons. We drove our truck al l over the US and through Canada to Alaska and back. We've never made it to Mexico but have hugged the border and been through many parts of the US that were Mexico. Driving allowed for a more gradual change in landscape. Luckily we often had no time schedule and were able to stay off the interstates. We were able to go through more small towns and see the regional differences, more than driving through the endless homogenized corporate crap that litters our highways. Have you been to the States.
Yip, mine's amazing, but after looking at a friend's States-road-trip-photos I was a bit...impressed...
I haven't been to the U.S.: refused while Bush was in charge, then life got in the way. One day, on my way to eat my way down Central/South America!
But sometimes it's good to have a bit of a wakeup about others.
Being reminded that the U.S. is an amazing continent geographically was quite nice, since my first thought when U.S. anything comes up is usually "nooooooooo!"
Here's Colorado for instance.. One of the most beautiful places in the USA, for me anyway.
A photo I shot last summer on a roadtrip, in the Rio Grande National Forest..
Unmistakable beauty, I say..
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If you think that the rest of the world isn't filled with the same kind of people then I say that you aren't paying attention to the rest of the world.
M. Edwards wrote:
I have to disagree. I think it's much worse here.
It certainly is much worse here. Europeans for instance as far as I know (have many friends overseas) enjoy a much more 'stable' life, sans the overbearing government interferences and turmoil that we are made aware of daily in America. Switzerland for example, one of the most 'liveable' places IN EU(as thorough census suggests) for it's residents, on account of it's natural resources, healthcare, and overall state of being..
That's a can of worms though, the topic is beauty in America.. I believe the US has a mass wealth of natural beauty, and depleting natural resources courtesy our overbearing leaders and lobbyists who press and struggle for fracking, oil drilling, and coal collection..
We've got to move away from this standardized mentality, and now.
M. Edwards wrote:
That's what I was referring to in my original post which I removed due to it's overtly political nature. There's many pertinent items for reference.. like the E.U. currently voting to widen the scale of their bans on GM crops while stateside Monsanto is basically being given the keys to the kingdom.
It was my impression that the EU (or at least the member nations) was softening its stance on GMOs.
referring to the legislation I referenced.
Edit: Found a link with the same general gist as me. http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1970471,00.html
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