This post got me thinking. Definitely a lot of the posts here express an interest in eastern Europe over west. I have also known various travel and expat types who headed east. I headed west, but it was partially due to knowing some western European languages, and partially cause I never felt any particular heartfelt pull towards eastern Europe like these other folks I had met.Guys, honestly, what are you expecting by moving to the east EU? What would be the gain?
I don't want to discourage you, but I'm living here all my life and traveled around EE from south Greece to the north Baltic many times, and people here generally are leaving to the west if possible, not vice-versa.
You wouldn't escape covid insanity by moving here. Local politicians are crooked, corrupted, servile EU puppets. All of them. Many of them former commies. Freedom is an unknown word for them.
Yes, the population is more conservative overall, women are prettier and less "independent" than in the west, but the government system is rotten to the core. Many people depressive and cynical, American ideas and values as freedom, individualism are strange to them totally.
I don't think, the grass is greener here.
I've been to Poland and most of the former Yugoslavia but not much of the rest. Only briefly ever in the Baltics, but not to Latvia. For years now I have been curious about the Black Sea. The Danube river passes through a lot of Germany, and Hungary and it is an interesting thought where it ends up. As I have had a bit to do with Bulgarian people in the past, that will probably be the place to visit next I manage to hit the road.
Roosh lived in Poland for several years. Poland is very near to Germany, where I have spent a lot of time, and it is very different. I will never forget a business trip to a place not that far from Krakow, and in the course of a 3 day stay, I saw about two fist fights on the streets and had some guy crossing at the lights randomly gesturing to pick a fight. Years in Germany I never saw that, the place is so incredibly tame. Also once very briefly in Warsaw, I could immediately see an enormous difference in the way the Polish men and women carried themselves.
"What are you expecting". What I was not expecting is Germany letting down its borders to all and sundry in 2015.. Not that it changed the streetscape enormously but it was a very bad development. There is a lot more that could be said about the place but will leave it at that for now. I suppose it is not much point of moving somewhere if it is the same bland overly liberal place with increasingly globohomo propaganda.
For me moving to eastern Europe at this point is probably off the cards, but that many people here talk about it I will have to make another visit before too long.
I haven't looked into it but possibly @fortyfive is right "Local politicians are crooked, corrupted, servile EU puppets. All of them. Many of them former commies. Freedom is an unknown word for them." Possibly worse than Western European politicians, although for the moment I've lost interest in closely following politics, it smells and there hasn't been any good news since Brexit and Trump getting elected, which is a long time ago. In western european politics there also has not been any truly good news for a while, if anyone knows any do share..