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

Aug 7th, 2001, 03:31 PM
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Gigi
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Hi, Ed!
Every place I have ever visited makes me think about this question.
I haven't been to Scotland yet. It is on the list, however. I have only heard lovely things about it!
I would like to buy a little cottage on the Northern coast of Portugal. I love the people, the scenery, and the ocean. If I have my way, I hope to have my winter home within a couple of years.
Thanks for asking!
Gigi
 
Aug 7th, 2001, 05:49 PM
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Edinburgh without a doubt. I fell in love with the city the moment the taxi hit Princes Street. Great walkable city, lovely people and within close proximity to a beautiful countryside. I only wish I could land myself a job with an American country...been trying, but no luck as of yet.
 
Aug 7th, 2001, 06:15 PM
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Oh yes. Landed in the Dordogne for the first time in March 1992. Thought it was the most beautiful place on earth and yes, I could definitely live there. October of 1993 I owned a house there.
It wasn't such a fly-by-night experience as this would suggest - we'd been thinking of buying a place in France for years, but yes, the experience of landing in a particular area and saying "oh yes!" certainly happened. For those of you with dreams of this kind, do it if you can and if it fits into your other life plans. There are people who are simply destined to end up someplace far from where they were born. You know it instinctively. It's much more than the feeling that you really "connect" with a place (I've felt that in dozens of European venues); it's the feeling you lived there in another life and need to go back.
 
Aug 7th, 2001, 09:06 PM
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Paris is number one; I knew it the moment I first set eyes on the place.

Second is the Dordogne; it smells right (don't ask me why, it just has certain smells that make me feel happy)

Third is the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. It looks familiar.
 
Aug 7th, 2001, 09:59 PM
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Oh, yes, St Cirq, I agree! I felt that way in Vienna as a child, and London was "home" the first moment I set eyes on it at the age of nine. (As a grown-up I ended up marrying an Englishman and going to live in London -- coincidence?)

Elvira, your comments about the smell of a place stuck a chord for me.
Now my curiosity is aroused, and I'm going to have to go to the Dordogne!
 
Aug 7th, 2001, 11:35 PM
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Some good thoughts there! I'd like to live somewhere near the French Alps, often though what a great place to live! Especially near the 3 valleys, winter heaven!! But I do go with Edinburgh, London or Glasgow! Vibrant varied cities
 
Aug 7th, 2001, 11:50 PM
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Right now anywhere but the desert I live in would do! It is just so hot!

Elvira you struck a cord with me as well. The air in Ireland has a certain smell that is just wonderful for me. I think its a combination of all the greenery, the burning peat and just that fresh air! I was so happy to smell it when we arrived in shannon this June.

I have loved most of the places we have visited but to live I'd like Paris,
Salzburg, and Florence (to learn another language too) or anywhere in Ireland, England, or Scotland.

Oh yeah, I could live in British Columbia too!
Patti
 
Aug 8th, 2001, 01:10 AM
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Like you Sarah I thought Edinburgh was great, friendly, varied and stunning views - close to highlands as well!!
 
Aug 8th, 2001, 01:25 AM
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Berlin! We already live in London and are just waiting for my boyfriend to get his residency (and with it a European work permit), then Berlin for sure. Its one of the most exciting and vibrant cities I have been to. It has a great feel to it.
 
Aug 8th, 2001, 01:56 AM
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Gothenburg, been there a couple of times and think its stunning, friendly clean and honest city - if only it wasnt so expensive!! Its amazing how many times you think on travels, hmm could I live here!
 
Aug 8th, 2001, 02:36 AM
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I always thought about somewhere on the west coast of scotland, out near Oban, Tobermory, the complete get away from it and Glasgow only 2-3 hrs away ideal!!- if only that could happen in reality!!
 

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