GALICIA V. GREATER MANCHESTER – A CRUDE COMPARISON

 

This is really just a bit of fun, with no great significance. Especially as I don’t guarantee accuracy of everything below.

 

You can disagree or add items by writing to the Comments section of my Thoughts from Galicia blog or by writing direct to me at colindavies@terra.es

 

Things that Galicia has more of than Greater Manchester

 

Sun

Rain (especially in the winter)

‘Countryside’ – Mountains, Rivers, Forests, etc.

Snakes

Wild boar

Coastal resorts

Airports (3 v. 1)

Universities (5 v. 2)

Rumanian beggars

Beggars generally

Fiestas – by a long way

Drug dealers

Black market transactions

Politically controlled savings banks

Levels of government

Bureaucracy

Notaries

Gestors (Folk who deal with the bureaucracy for you)

Vineyards

Flats

Home ownership

Second homes

Third homes

Families with a domestic servant

Bagpipes

Folklore

Celtic festivals

Pilgrimage trails

Bank branches

Tapas bars

Café-bars

Nationalists

Localism

EU subventions

Fraud

Political corruption

Driving schools and their bloody pupils

Road accidents and fatalities

Bureaucrats

Football grounds

Churches

Priests, bishops and archbishops

Brothels and prostitutes

Battered wives/partners (maybe)

Tourists

Opticians

Land registries

WiFi cafés

Smokers

Pretty women

Daily newspapers (More than 12 against just 1)

 

Things that Manchester has more of than Galicia

 

Crime

Per capita income

Expensive cars

Motorways (autopistas)

Commuting

International cuisine

High internet speeds

Customer service

Football teams in the Premier/Primera League

Drunken youths

Divorces

Trams

Trains