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Europeans in Seattle [Mar. 25th, 2007|11:57 pm]
Seattle Europeans


[Current Location |Capitol Hill, Seattle]

This community is for the Europeans living in Seattle, long-term or short-term.

Also, if you're looking for an import (furniture, food, wine, films, music, books, periodicals, et cetra), something you had found in Europe, perhaps someone knows where it can be found in the Seattle area.

Use this as a sharing place and resource for European cuisine, cinema, cultural events and activities in Seattle!

Most importantly: Converse. Make friends and connections.

You are most welcome to write in your native tongue, but please kindly also translate in English.

Please introduce yourself under this post :)
1) name
2) age
3) location
4) country/countries of European origin
5) things you miss which are unique to Europe

From: thatenglishguy
2007-03-27 02:09 am (UTC)

1. Michael
2. 28
3. Deepest Darkest Redmond.
4. England.
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From: jgurney
2007-03-27 05:41 am (UTC)
Where in England?
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From: thatenglishguy
2007-03-27 05:06 pm (UTC)
Mostly grew up in Canterbury. Went to university in Durham.
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From: jgurney
2007-03-27 05:20 pm (UTC)
I went to university at Canterbury.. nice city. Lots of good pubs.
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From: vzykov
2007-03-27 02:14 am (UTC)
1) Vladimir
2) 23 in a month.. *headdesk*
3) 3000 Mile East, a housing development on the far eastern periphery of the exurbs
4) Russia and to a lesser extent, France and the Ukraine

So I've never actually been downtown. Honest. What's up with that? There is a lot to do out here though, so it is never boring.

I miss Franprix. Is there any place where I can find something with a similar cheese selection?

I also miss cabs, real ones run by ordinary guys in unmarked cars, with whom you can negotiate the price. Here they are called "illegal cabs." I miss pryaniki, a sweet spice-cake manufactured only in the city of Tula, as well as opera tickets that cost less than two dollars. Also, last but most definitely not least, the sound that the electrical "whiskers" of trolleybuses make when they switch lines.
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[User Picture]From: dothefrug
2007-03-27 03:50 am (UTC)
You can buy Tulskiye pryaniki at a Russian deli! Friendly Foods on Aurora has them for sure.
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[User Picture]From: vichka
2007-06-04 07:38 pm (UTC)
you can also try From Russia with Love in Bellevue, Crossroads.
www.frwldeli.com for contact info
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[User Picture]From: dothefrug
2007-03-27 03:49 am (UTC)
1. Anna
2. 21
3. U-District
4. I lived in Russia until I was 10, and go back every year or two.
5. I miss food that isn't as processed and people who actually care about soccer :]
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[User Picture]From: drovocek
2007-03-27 04:39 am (UTC)
Mercer Island
Russia (do you consider it to be a part of Europe?)
Real coffee (yeah, I know, Seattle is supposed to be a coffee capital of the US, but pleeeease) and smoking in restaurants (I moved to Seattle area only three weeks before they have prohibited it)
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From: jgurney
2007-03-27 05:43 am (UTC)
1. James
2. 30
3. Shoreline
4. Southern England (the little known town of Chichester was where I spent most of my youth).
5. Good curry. Pabla, in Seattle, on 3rd between Pine and Pike is about the best I've found. This is, at an approximate guess, 28,532 times worse than a mediocre curry house in England.

Things I don't miss about England: Everything else.
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[User Picture]From: drindod
2007-03-27 10:31 am (UTC)
1) name: Trinity.

2) age: 37.

3) Seattle location: Wallimont.

4) country/countries of European origin: born and raised in England (Swindon, Devon, Stockport, N-Wales), moved to Holland at the age of 7, came to Seattle 4 years ago.

5) things you miss which are unique to Europe: centuries-old castles, churches, cemeteries, ruins, and other oldy-worldiness. Magpies. Dutch foods and health insurance.
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[User Picture]From: sapphire_knight
2007-03-27 02:22 pm (UTC)
1. Anca
2. 23
3. Fremont, for the time being
4. Romania
5. my grandma
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[User Picture]From: claritapita
2007-03-27 11:39 pm (UTC)
2. 29
3. Sammamish
4. England
5. Meat pies, Cadbury, Beano
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[User Picture]From: snowmoe12
2007-03-28 12:28 am (UTC)
1) Moe
5)definetely the food, the public transportation and my parents
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[User Picture]From: toffee_pop
2007-04-11 11:00 pm (UTC)
1) Judith
2) 41
3) Out in the woods, halfway between Redmond and Fall City
4) Germany & husband is from Belgium
5) Greek Islands, all kind of European food (found a great German Butcher close to the airport though ... if anyone is interested let me know and I search for the proper address details). Any recommendations for the best Greek restaurant in and around Seattle? And how about a Balcan deli?
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[User Picture]From: vichka
2007-06-04 07:37 pm (UTC)
Hi :)
I'm Vica. I am 28 years old, originally from Baku Azerbaijan, and currently reside in Bellevue, WA.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-12-30 02:51 am (UTC)
Ti uzhe davno zdes' zhivesh?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-21 08:27 am (UTC)
1. eliana
2. 39
3. seattle (seattle, seattle :)
4. italy - born and raised
5. subtleties, edgy/wit/intellectual sense of humor, going beyond surface

question: i think it's nice, but what's the purpose of getting us lined up?:)
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From: iubire84
2009-11-11 08:10 pm (UTC)
1) Claudia
2) 25
3) Northgate
4) Italy
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-12-30 02:50 am (UTC)
4)Russia (Moscow) till 2003 and India (Hyderabad) till I came to Seattle in 2008.
5) I miss long tea-drinking sessions with my friends and family in a small cozy kitchen back in Russia and I desperately miss real Indian food!
I also miss long aimless walks I used to take along the streets of Moscow.

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