The American travel website Far & Wide has recently updated their ideal European countries for vacationing and shock, the horror they have ranked the UK at number 40 and called it drab and the worst place for food and weather.
Well now, that’s just plain rude, as a Brit myself I refute this ranking, seriously if you want constant sunshine then bugger off to the likes of the Bahamas!
The UK is an incredible place and yes, I am biased. With our long history and stunning buildings in our capital alone, Jurassic coastline, beautiful beaches, perfect surfing conditions down in good old Devon and Cornwall, and of course our Royal family, what is there not to at least like a little bit about our little island.
Yes, we get rain and a lot of it, that is why this island is so beautiful and green, you can’t have it all ways. After all, Ireland isn’t known as the Emerald Isle for nothing.
Whilst this is now more of a pub lunch thing that has grown over time and had items added to it, the traditional roots were a lunchtime meal for farm laborers out in the fields bringing in the harvest if it was good enough for them, its good enough for a quick bite to eat whilst taking in the sights, don’t diss the ploughman!
The good old English breakfast don’t knock it until you try it and a great way to set yourself up for the day of walking around the sights of London or hiking the mountains of Scotland and Wales.
Full English breakfast
Britain was dropped to number 40 out of the 44 official countries in Europe.
The site’s experts said they wonder “why anyone would want to visit this place, let alone live there.”
The abuse continues: “They serve beer at room temp…Oh, and a certain current political situation has the country in a state of complete and utter disarray.”
Vatican City came in the last place, with the site dismissing it as “too crowded” and full of “sweaty bodies” with camera phones.
Russia is relegated to almost-bottom because of “Vlad” and Monaco is declared far too rich.
Denmark nabbed the top spot, due to its “overall quality of life” followed by Portugal, Greece, Spain, and Poland.
Far & Wide’s super-ranking of Poland seems to solely be down to the fact that the Eastern European country is responsible for the bagel, it’s cheap and it’s apparently “on no one’s radar.”
No idea where they get that idea from as over 500,00 Brits alone visited Poland in 2018.
Missing out on top ten spots were Croatia, France, Norway, and Malta.
France comes in at 15 because the French “deserve to be put in their place”.
The reasoning goes: “France has everything and always will, which is terribly frustrating.
“Sure, the food is perfection, the art scene is out of control and there’s enough history to fill several volumes of textbooks. But can’t the French be more humble about it!?”
Countries newly emerged from behind the Iron Curtain tend to feature lower on the list.
Slovenia comes in at number 30 because: “Slovenia is one of Europe’s greenest countries and that’s about it.”
One must wonder if the people making this list have even visited Europe and the countries they are ranking and pulling apart.
The Full Lista; Wide’s ranking of European countries from best to worst
- Czech Republic
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
Yes, we’ve got Brexit, trust me we are just as sick of it as the rest of the world is! Then we’ve had Megxit, and yes, we are sick of hearing about that too!
All I can say is come visit us in the UK you will find us not as cold and all stiff upper lip as is so often portrayed, but a crazy wild country that has something for everyone, and BTW we do know how to serve ice-cold beer!