The United States of America, and more specifically, the New York Metropolitan area, is my homeland. Yes, it is vital to say Metropolitan area. We might as well be a different state than everybody north of Putnam County,
Anyhow, things that are awesome. First off, the food. I live in a small suburb, but the nearest vilage includes a Greek diner, two pizzerias, two Chinese food resturants, an ice cream parlor, Barbeque, an Italian restaurant, a traditional American resturant, and a grill. This is an average group of a few stores. And that is nothing compared to the actual city. You will never run out of things to eat their, of all styles, origins, and prices.
Next off, politics and religion. We tend to be liberal around here (by American standards), but there are relatively few political or religious taboos. Once again, my neighborhood includes Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Anglican, Christian Orthodox, Orthodox Jewish, Reform Jewish, and Sunni Muslim places of worship. This does not include a large number of irreligious and atheist people who would probably ignite if they hanged out in a church too long. And guess what? Nobody minds. At my high school, people freely talk about their faiths and argue about them. Same applies to politics, sexuality, race, etc. People are open about that sort of thing.
Another great thing about my homeland: massive common courteously. People assume that New Yorkers are asocial because they wear black, often don't acknowledge eachother, and rush through their days. But when crisis strikes (9/11, Blackouts, etc.) people react calmly and maturely, and are willing to help perfect strangers.
Now for a few of our negative traits: we are a bit snobbish about the rest of the country occasionally, we are not the most hospitible people, and we are whores for quality products. Still, I like us.