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Old 11-15-2007, 05:12 AM   #16
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I think it is a combination of misserable weather and the law on pubs

living in Ireland now I have to say the weather here isn't worse than it was in The Netherlands
it's more mild over here even

a big difference is the times that they close bars here
= way too early!

in The Netherlands I usually wouldn't even have considered going out until 10.30 - 11.00
over here you see the first drunks in the street at about 9

I think the pubs closing early has caused a certain mentality that when you do get to drink you drink lots and quickly

I'm just guessing though
I also guess in Scandinavia it is just way too cold
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I also guess in Scandinavia it is just way too cold
Lol I honestly find it extremely amusing if people seriously think we drink so much because of a "miserable" climate. Personally I wouldn't want to live in any other climate than what we have here in Scandinavia - it's amazing to have four such different and beautiful seasons.

Don't ask me why we drink so much as we do, though. I'm too drunk to tell you the answer.
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i always thought it was less the miserable winter weather (though that has something to do with it) and more the whole 18 hours of darkness in the winter.

i've been to Scandinavia, but in the summer, and it was glorious.
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i always thought it was less the miserable winter weather (though that has something to do with it) and more the whole 18 hours of darkness in the winter.
Well, I admit that there might be some truth there. The darkness can be tough sometimes, but knowing that summer (and its 24 hours of daylight) is on its way make the dark time easier to handle. I personally enjoy winter, it's perfect for staying inside, burning candles, listening to music, drinking hot chocolate,...

Oh, and off topic we go.
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over here you see the first drunks in the street at about 9
i saw drunks on the loose at 3.35pm today. yeooo.

nothing like living in a place with a lot of students and finding boke on your doorstep on a regular basis
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