I do agree in that other European countries are more pleasant but you're in the UK so I guess you have to deal with it.
Well glorious Germany yes, but France. They make you proud to be British
What's wrong with track suit bottoms, they're comfortable =[
You had me until "the streets are impeccably clean". Portugal, and Southern Europe as a whole has a pavement:trash ratio midway between Norway and Liberia.
If you don't like it then **** off. One less mouth to feed.
I think the main difference in British culture compared to the rest of Europe is the drinking culture. The youth here base their social lives around going to clubs and getting absolutely plastered, whereas overseas it's focused more on food and company. Unfortunately English tourists have a bit of a bad reputation In Spain- native spaniards think they drink too much.
Not that there's anything wrong with either- both are perfectly fun. But obviously different social culture etc leads to different mannerisms of dress and behaviour.
Perhaps a case of thinking the grass is always greener...? The places you go to in Britain might not be the places a tourist chooses to visit. Similarly you might only be visiting the parts of Europe which tourists like precisely because they look nice...? I don't know where you've been exactly so tell me if I'm way off there.
There are certainly some pretty dodgy looking places that I have seen in Portugal, France and Italy and other parts of Europe. France in particular has plenty of those places where there are people in tracksuits, kids hanging around and rubbish everywhere. Germany I haven't really seen, but Denmark's probably not a fair comparison. I've been to all the Scandinavian countries and they are uniformly wealthy, clean & organised to an above-average degree.
I get what you mean in general though. The women certainly seem to take a bit more care about how they look, and usually nail a pretty smart, classic style that makes even an average girl look nice
British 'culture'? What are you talking about? There is no such thing.