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Best place to live in the world and why?

Post by macaroonie » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:23 am

Where is the best place to live and/or work in the world and why? Would be interesting to see if the forum's answers are the same as the general surveys out there (or biased :o )

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:24 am

I would like to say South of France but I've never been there. :wink:

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Post by ozchick » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 6:44 pm

nakatago wrote:I would like to say South of France but I've never been there. :wink:
Que?! :?
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Post by durain » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 7:58 pm

i like afghanistan. nice hot weather all year round and lots and lots of mountains to grow my plants.

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Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:29 pm

ozchick wrote:
nakatago wrote:I would like to say South of France but I've never been there. :wink:
Que?! :?
Agree, northern Spain could be nicer. But Southern France ain't bad either, but the whole area is more for retirement than working age life. Lived there for a few years, but actually prefer to be here.

Singapore's not bad for working. France is more holiday place, excellent for that purpose.

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Post by ksl » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:48 pm

durain wrote:i like afghanistan. nice hot weather all year round and lots and lots of mountains to grow my plants.
Damn cold at night in the mountains :shock:

I like the UK myself, though not the anti social areas, the Country is beautiful, and i have seen very little of it, the government sucks! The Country is bankrupt, so no future at the moment!

Singapore is good for 9 months of the year.

Heard Monaco is nice and also St Vincent for retirement!

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Post by macaroonie » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 1:10 pm

Isn't it funny, no one mentioned Singapore and we are all here working!! :o

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 2:03 pm

macaroonie wrote:Isn't it funny, no one mentioned Singapore and we are all here working!! :o
Nah, not funny as all and should be expected. This is a business called Singapore, Inc. Most people I know only "work" at their business. All of us, bar none, are here only for one thing (or at least that's how it started) and that's money. I'd work in Siberia if the money was right. Has nothing to do with where I think is the best place to live.

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Post by Vaucluse » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 3:09 pm

Florence in particular and Tuscany in general
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Post by Sergei82 » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:43 pm

Zimbabwe!
I heard they even canceled money there - everything is in natural way (exchange) :)

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Post by Superglide » Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:53 pm

It doesn't happen that often, but I am with Vaucluse: Italy.

Miles ahead of anything else in the entire world.

As for why, just pay it a visit, eat, drink, view and sense the ultimate beauty.
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Re: Best place to live in the world and why?

Post by blue_thunder » Sat, 12 Dec 2009 5:21 am

macaroonie wrote:Where is the best place to live and/or work in the world and why? Would be interesting to see if the forum's answers are the same as the general surveys out there (or biased :o )
Stay home without doing any work would be my first option else in a place with mountains without the luxury of mobile/tv etc.
~ I don't want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 12 Dec 2009 7:00 am

Anyplace without mobile phones and loud talkers on public transport would be like living in heaven. :-$

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Post by blue_thunder » Sat, 12 Dec 2009 9:14 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Anyplace without mobile phones and loud talkers on public transport would be like living in heaven. :-$
Yup...zillion %%%...I did that last month ...it was really heaven..
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Post by DaisyRae » Sun, 13 Dec 2009 6:39 pm

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Agree, northern Spain could be nicer. But Southern France ain't bad either, but the whole area is more for retirement than working age life. Lived there for a few years, but actually prefer to be here.
I like northern Spain as well, specifically Santander as I got to stay there for a month. The place was near the beach, and the atmosphere was laidback. Although I doubt that it'd be a place for me coz that time, I was like the only Asian there. When I entered a bar/restaurant for lunch, everyone turned to stare at me. =/
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