Ever visited somewhere..........

Aug 6th, 2001, 11:57 PM
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Ever visited somewhere..........

Ever visited somewhere that you thought, hey I could live here??? For me it would be Scotland, stunning scenery, vibrant cities and escape to highlands and islands when required!
Aug 7th, 2001, 12:11 AM
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yes!! for me it's also scotland, for exactly the reasons u mentioned. if i cd accomplish this it wd be my third visit-move sequence, after tokyo (3 yrs as a bilingual journalist) and ho chi minh city (4 yrs as a bilingual adoption facilitator). but ironically scotland, where i wdn't need to acquire another language, presents the most insurmountable visa obstacles for an american unaffiliated w/ a major company. guess i'll need to keep visiting every 6 or 7 yrs.
Aug 7th, 2001, 12:24 AM
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again I agree, is this not strange that 3 people agree!! Also Scotland so close to London which is also great city, but not one I'd chose to live in!!
Aug 7th, 2001, 12:43 AM
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interesting question, I often thought Lonson would be great, but not sure about living there. sweden would be good but I'd go for France or Scotland, again variety
Aug 7th, 2001, 01:13 AM
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I have lived in Leningrad (when it most definately WAS Leningrad) and New York. I wouldn't go back to either. I would however move to Andalucia, which is quite possibly my favourite place on Earth, realxed lifestyle, right sense of priorities regarding material wealth and quality of life, and beautiful to boot. Chiang Mai in Thailand would be another possibilty for much the same reasons.

And I don't thnk that London is near Scotland, one of those "differences of scale" issues again!
Aug 7th, 2001, 01:15 AM
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I know its a european link - but under this question i'd go for Chicago - what a great, interesting fun city
Aug 7th, 2001, 01:31 AM
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Chicago the windy city? No way!
I would choose Skeanyatelas - not sure if the spelling is correct in the Finger Lakes in NY State.
And Paris anytime
Aug 7th, 2001, 02:44 AM
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Often when I travel, I ask myself...would I want to live here? Below are a few places, in my fantasies, I would like to live in:

Galway, Ireland - Great small, but lively, city

Saba - in the Caribbean - for the winter season - ditto for Miami Beach

San Miguel, Mexico

Aug 7th, 2001, 02:54 AM
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Hey -- Chicago is a wonderful, liveable city!
And thanks for the mention of Skaneateles -- I spent a lot of my childhood summers swimming in that beautiful cold water [I grew up in nearby Syracuse]

So Europe? Paris of course. No contest
Aug 7th, 2001, 04:41 AM
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This is also not a European reference, but the first time I was in British Columbia, as I drove my rental car off the ferry on to Vancouver Island, I looked around and thought "Oh, my goodness. I'm home." The feeling was so strong that I plan to move there in a couple of years. I've been back every year since.
Aug 7th, 2001, 05:48 AM
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Sweden for me if a little pricy, Edinburgh is one of my fav cities, stunning city, friendly people - I have often though could I live here, yeah!
Aug 7th, 2001, 05:59 AM
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I must be the odd one out but I'd love to live in London - so close to Wales, Ireland & Scotland (relatively)! History, vibrant life!!
Aug 7th, 2001, 06:06 AM
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The island of Jersey....incredibly beautiful, friendly people, I love it.

Oh, yes, I agree...Scotland! I would move there in a New York Minute...

And I think it would be a ball to live in Italy...

But I gotta admit...these would be second homes.....I could never leave my home..stunning scenery, vibrant cities and escapes to highlands and islands when required, and people with the best attitude in the world....the good old U.S.A!!
Aug 7th, 2001, 06:40 AM
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Time to dispel the "urban legend" .... Chicago is not even in the top 40 windiest places in the US. It was dubbed the "windy city" by NYC newspaper writers because of our -- ahem -- "verbose" politicians. Now, love him or hate him, we have Son of Daley, who has a habit that our local media loves of tripping all over his tongue (whereas, his father fell in for malapropisms... and, not the cute Yogi Berra kind).

Enough of the Chicago sidebar ... to answer the original question, I feel that way about southern Germany and Salzburg, most of Ireland, and Paris. Oh, and Florence, Piran, and anywhere along Alsace's Wine Route. And, I really fell in love with Durango, Colorado this past winter during my first visit. (I'm overly adaptable.)

Of course, I do love my hometown, too.
Aug 7th, 2001, 06:57 AM
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For me Ireland & Scotland have friendliest people but I could spend the rest of my days chasing the whisky trail in Scotland!!!
Aug 7th, 2001, 07:09 AM
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I have now done it three times; in Paris, Geneva, and Shanghai, and if our luck holds, we plan on continuing to to take the "slow traveler" philosphy to its limit!
Aug 7th, 2001, 07:49 AM
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Around Interlaken, Dresden, Budapest
Aug 7th, 2001, 08:07 AM
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SCOTLAND - hands down. (I'd love to live in London but housing is just tooooo pricey)

My only problems w/ Scotland is deciding exactly where since there is no area I don't like, and the stringent UK emmigration requirements. BUT, you can go for 6 months just on your passport - so six months in Scotland and a few months in Northern California - that would be the good life.
Aug 7th, 2001, 10:52 AM
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Edinbourgh and Amsterdam.
Aug 7th, 2001, 12:21 PM
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Another Vote for Scotland... the friendliest people and lovely to boot!

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