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This Is Why Essos Is Way Better Than Westeros

Why is Daenerys trying to get back to Westeros?

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You know how in Game of Thrones they’re always talking about how “winter is coming?”

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Yeah, we get it, Ned.

Well, maybe it's coming to Westeros, but not to beautiful, sunny Essos it ain't.

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Westerosi weather:

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Essos weather:

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'Nuf said.

In addition to being sunny year-round, Essos also doesn't have to worry about these guys.

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You know, assuming they ever actually show up.

Essos isn't just warm and ice-zombie free. That big, horrible war over an uncomfortable piece of furniture? Not Essos' problem.

Which also means that nobody in Essos ever had to deal with this little shit.

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Essos is a place for second chances.

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Exiled from crummy, damp Westeros to a tropical paradise? Don't mind if I do.

The cities in Essos are better. Qarth? Greatest city that was or ever will be.

Winterfell? Not so much.

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And how awesome is Braavos?

The Iron Bank of Braavos is apparently the only place in the world with any money.

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Everyone in Westeros always comes crawling to Essos when they need money.

Unlike most of Westeros, Essos is a multicultural society.

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(Snow isn't the only thing that's white in Westeros.)

Yes, Essos has a slavery problem, but Dany's working on it.

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Let freedom ring, gurl!

And yeah, you'll probably die in some horrible fashion in Essos...

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...But that's also true pretty much everywhere in the Game of Thrones world, so you can't hold that against Essos.

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(See also: Oberyn, Robb, Ros, Ned, Lady, everyone you've ever loved or cared about.)

Most importantly, Essos is the best because that's where Syrio Forel is from.

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RIP Syrio. You're water dancing in our hearts.

So leave the West to the rest, and enjoy the majesty that is Essos.

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