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Anyone in Uppsala??

Elliott1707
post 9.Nov.2006, 12:10 AM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2006

Just moved to Uppsala from the UK and looking to meet new people.

Anyone else live here or nearby?
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Markusaurelius
post 9.Nov.2006, 12:21 AM
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Joined: 11.May.2006

To: Elliott1707:
I don't live there now, but did in 1997-8 as exchange student. I loved and still love that city. So beautiful, old, and modern at the same time. Tons of students everywhere, and lots of exchange students, so you should have no prob. meeting others there. One of the best bars to go to is William's pub. Very British style inside, and pool tables (billiards, I think you guys call them, typically). One of the few places in Uppsala with darts and billiards, and a jukebox with great songs. It is in a prime location too, right next to the main university administration building near Söderman's-Narkis (Snarkis) Nation. Check it out! Also, Orvar's pub is great too, next to Norrlands Nation. (the best nation to join, if one is a student). Have a blast over there!
Good Luck.
-MA
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Shark99 - The Great Catsb...
post 9.Nov.2006, 12:26 AM
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Oh man, yeah I used to go to Uppsala and go to Snerkes nation too. I lived in Flogsta. I wish I was back there. There should be plenty of people there to hook up with.
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Markusaurelius
post 9.Nov.2006, 12:31 AM
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That's crazy. I lived in Flogsta also, on Sernandersväg. I think Bldg. 3? Threw many a great party on the huge, open roof, and pimped it up in the tiny bastus that could fit about 4, but was meant for hundreds of residents to share. And good ol' ICA down the hill. (nice and close for lazy bums like me).
Loved that area and town. Small world. 8)
-MA
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Shark99 - The Great Catsb...
post 9.Nov.2006, 12:33 AM
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No shit, I lived on Sernanders vag as well! ahhaah Small world indeed. I do remember I got a bike and would bike down the hills at breakneck speeds. I sometimes wonder how I survived that year.
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Markusaurelius
post 9.Nov.2006, 12:47 AM
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I remember when, (I sound like an old geezer), I rode back home from the pubs in December, when it was -6 C outside. My backpack was stolen at the pub I went to, which had therein my jacket, skarf, hat, fleece sweater, and gloves. So I rode home on the 20 or so minute ride from Central Uppsala to Flogsta, freezing my bull'ks off. I held one handgrip on the handlebar, while the other hand tried to warm up a couple of degrees in my pants pocket. Then, after 30 seconds with one hand in the pocket, and one on the handlebars for control, I switched them. I did that for the entire ride, and it took minutes for my hands to thaw out under luke-warm water when I finally made it home. Took even longer for me to get the feeling and sense of touch back in them. That trip was not much fun, but the memories and other trips were.
Them was dem days!
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Shark99 - The Great Catsb...
post 9.Nov.2006, 12:53 AM
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I'm starting a new thread on fondest memories.
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Markusaurelius
post 9.Nov.2006, 12:55 AM
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Sounds good. I'll check it out and post tomorrow, if it is alive and kicking, as I am gonna pass out now.
See ya.
-MA
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*Celex*
post 9.Nov.2006, 06:44 AM
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hej

I live in Uppsala with my family.It is a great city. With lots of students and their activities.
You are all welcome to visit.
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*Bad New World*
post 9.Nov.2006, 08:48 AM
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Uppsala a great city?????
Yes, it is great if you compare it with villages around it.
Uppsala is nothing more but a one horse town filled with arrogant and unfriendly natives who first hate themselves and than the others who are different and who have seen the world.

What is so great in this city?
Probably not the Swedes who live there, neither architecture,nor night clubs.
If you like provincial towns with their narrow-mindedness
Uppsala is the right place to be in.
If you wear blinkers and don't want to see the world around you Uppsala is the right place for you.
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*Celex*
post 9.Nov.2006, 09:53 AM
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itt...
It depends on the company you kept while at Uppsala.
your views cannot be generalised based on your personal opinion or your unfavourable circumstances.
Pardon me for asking. What was your ugly encounter at Uppsala
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Markusaurelius
post 9.Nov.2006, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE (itt)
Uppsala a great city?????
Yes, it is great if you compare it with villages around it.
Uppsala is nothing more but a one horse town filled with arrogant and unfriendly natives who first hate themselves and than the others who are different and who have seen the world.

To itt:
What is so great in this city?
Probably not the Swedes who live there, neither architecture,nor night clubs.
If you like provincial towns with their narrow-mindedness
Uppsala is the right place to be in.
If you wear blinkers and don't want to see the world around you Uppsala is the right place for you.


What villages around it did you like the most and why?
So you had a couple bad experiences with some people who live there. Everyone has bad experiences with some people in every city. If you met everyone, (which I doubt), then you might have some right to judge them all, but that is not the case. Usually people with piss-poor attitudes have piss-poor experiences, and have a piss-poor opinion about a place which mainly reflects that person's pessimistic, judgemental attitude about life in general. Which night clubs did you dislike, and why, prey-tell? I would guess that your own narrow-mindedness is more a reflection on yourself, instead of others. Do you perhaps mean BLINDERS, rather than "blinkers?" I would guess that you had some bad experiences there. I have had bad experiences in Göteborg. However, I am not so myopic that I curse the whole damn city, country, and it's people, etc.
Well, the good thing is a city that you hate usually hates you as well. An easy solution is to simply crawl back into the hole you came from and wallow in it and all of its darkness instead. Try not to cast judgement on an entire population of an area, and speak the truth, and just say that you perhaps had some bad experiences with a few people instead.
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007
post 9.Nov.2006, 10:14 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 2.Apr.2006

QUOTE (Celex)
itt...
It depends on the company you kept while at Uppsala.
your views cannot be generalised based on your personal opinion or your unfavourable circumstances.
Pardon me for asking. What was your ugly encounter at Uppsala


it's the poster formally known as Brave New World...

his ugly encounter was coming to sweden. i think a swedish chick broke his heart too.

he's actually witty and funny when he's not just bashing sweden and swedes.
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*Bad New World*
post 9.Nov.2006, 02:35 PM
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Marcusaurelius

If I were a pizza cock probably I would feel well in Uppsala, but I have also seen the other places and know how people can be nice to each other. However, Uppsala is known in the whole Sweden as a "difficult" town.

I have met students who have spent two or more years and never met a native Swede from this town and they told me that people are very nice in Uppsala. People who are nice in this town are often immigrants who still are not brainwashed
and still know what a real life looks like.

I am spending my time reading and learning things for which ordinary idiots have no time to. And I am laughing at you because you will live and die and not know the truth. Sweden needs people like you, and I also need you and I hope you will work even when you are 75 years old for someone have to give me money to enjoy my existence in this beautiful place.

So don't spend too much time on this forum. Work instead we all need your taxes.
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Markusaurelius
post 9.Nov.2006, 05:19 PM
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To: itt..
First of all, personally, I would rather not be a cock, but if you are interested, go ahead. Uppsala in known throughout Sweden as a difficult town?
I have never heard that before, and I have travelled extensively throughout Sweden. Sure people can be nice to each other. They can also be jerks to eachother. Guess what... everybody meets people who are nice, and who are not in every place they go. Just because you may have had some bad experiences in Uppsala, does that automatically mean that it is neccesarily a difficult or bad town, and everyone in it is bad? Even if you met and spoke with a thousand Swedes there, which is probably not the case, and they were all rude to you, does that mean that all 200,000 people that live there are rude, jerks, racist/prejudice, etc?

Guess what, I also met and befriended many people (students, and otherwise) there who lived there for a couple of years. IT is the same in every town, all over the world. Nice people, mean people, people who are friendly, people who are not, people who are racist, people who are not, etc. And guess what... I have met many people in this town as well. Same thing. Nice people, not so nice people. I have immigrant friends here, in Uppsala, and in many other cities. I also have the same for native Swedes.

Do you assume that people who have a good time in Sweden, or like Sweden, its traditions, culture, history, etc. are brainwashed? I think it is you, instead, who are brainwashed. You are brainwashed to think that everyone is against you, everyone who is Swedish and native is evil, racist, rude, etc. If you do, then I have some stock to sell to you at a great price! What makes you assume that you, and not others know what real life looks like? Everyone knows what real life looks like. Who are the ordinary idiots? Anybody who likes Sweden, or is from Uppsala? Who gives you the right to be God and determine indiscriminately who is good, who is bad, and predetermine that a whole city's population is evil just because of a few bad experiences you may have had? What does that make you?

I am glad you are laughing at me, because laughing is good for people, and hopefully, it will help you to relax, chill out, and realize that the only thing worth laughing at here is your prejudice, self-hate, and hate of others. Who the hell are you to say that I will live and die and not know the truth? Who are you to even presume that you have any idea more than me or anyone else what "the truth" is? I do not work at this time because I do not need to, so sorry, but you will not be living off of my tax-money. Also, do not assume that I will live here until 75. I may, or I may not. See, you assume too many things, which makes you wrong. You also assume that Swedes are all bad people, and you are also wrong about that. How are you enjoying this existence if you said that you do not like Sweden or Swedes? You are not making any sense. Also, perhaps you and some others will take advantage of the benefits this overly generous country provides the disadvantaged with, but you will still be getting a MUCH smaller amount of money than you would if you actually did some work, and a worse place and area to live in than if you were working and paying for it yourself. That is fine by me. I will stay in the nice part of town I live in, have plenty of extra money to travel, have fun, etc, etc. while you will be just getting by. I have no problem with people temporarily getting help to get by on, as I needed it myself when I was younger, but those who abuse it like you will never have the life you could have if you were not abusing that and working to provide for yourself. You will not have the self respect of being able to say you have a career, self-reliance, independence, etc., but have the shame of being a person who is cheating the system.
One day, when you are close to death, you will come to regret being a cheat, a hateful person, a racist person, and simply a statistic. With your attitude, you will never be happy here in this country, and always hate others for who they are or what they have, and always hate yourself deep inside, for being the kind of person you really are.
So go ahead. Keep your prejudism, hatred, leeching ways, poor attitude to yourself. Meanwhile, I will enjoy my wonderful life living in Sweden, one of the greatest countries in the world, with some of the greatest people in the world. You obviously still young, so when you get older, maybe, just maybe, you might change your thinking and ways, and let the hate of yourself and others go, and your short second of life you live on this earth may not be totally wasted afterall. Who knows.

You have yourself a wonderful day, ok? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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