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Moving to another country?

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Tough questions since I have not traveled extensively overseas, however I would consider

Finland, Denmark or Sweden

Maybe Canada.

Why,

I like the northern climate and I would not be interested in Russia.
 

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I would marry some foreigner and spend part of the year in his country so that I could get a real insider experience of a foreign culture. Just living somewhere doesn't necessarily give you a very deep exposure to such things. When I lived in Germany, I didn't experience much German culture. Instead, I experienced the culture of American military families living in Germany, which is not the same thing. I was like a "tourist" the entire time I lived there in that I got to see but not directly participate -- in spite of speaking more German than most Americans over there and being able to visit German relatives once, etc. It was still very limited.
 
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Spain (the only European country I've been to), Canada (big 3 cities only),

Maybe - UK, Ireland, Italy. Any country with difficult Germanic languages would be too hard to adjust to.
 

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Seabishop said:
Spain (the only European country I've been to), Canada (big 3 cities only), .
Come on you need to know that rednecks and white trash are'nt only in the US. ;)

As for where I would live, New England states appeal to me, but only within an easy drive to Boston (2 hours or less).

Have not visited enough othe rplaces to be able to comment.
 

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Let's see, based only on books, photos,

Vancouver-mild climate, stunning scenery, tolerant, cosmopolitan, progressive planning

New Zealand (Wellington sounds lovely)

France: Nice would be great. Love the architecture (the movie Ronin was really awesome), the hill conutry behind is beautiful, and I like the "Mediterranean" climate.

Italy-Torino has a lovely cafe culture and architecture and is close to beautiful mountains. Genova also interests me-a dour, dark, and maybe dangerous port city with a lot of history.

Holland-Amsterdam-the epitome of urbane density???

Are you making a list, Michaelskis. to deport us evil liberals (speaking, of course, for myself)?
 
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I think that for me it would be an old European City. Something like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome, or Prague.

BKM said:
Are you making a list, Michaelskis. to deport us evil liberals (speaking, of course, for myself)?
You got me... the paper work is on my desk! ;-)
 
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Canada
Netherlands
Finland
New Zealand
Australia
Spain
Italy

If the country wasn't so totally screwed up....

The mountains just outside of Medellin, Colombia -perfect year round weather, beautiful countryside.
Mountain area in the interior of Venezuela.
Some parts of the former Yugoslavia.
 

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Well, I did this in real life and chose Canada. I was actually thinking of taking in job in Vancouver, BC long before I decided to move here to be with BiteMeElmo.

Other than here, I would like to live in smallish country with coastline and mountains, preferably a temperate climate. So I guess it would depend on whether I was independently wealthy or still needed to work. If I needed to work, then probably NZ because they speak English and have the type of landscape I like. If I didn't have to work, then I would probably pick Slovenia. Beautiful, peaceful, just off-the-beaten-track... snow skiing, beautiful coastline... medievel cities... within hours to Venice and the rest of Italy. *sigh*

 

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The Irish One said:
If the country wasn't so totally screwed up....

The mountains just outside of Medellin, Colombia -perfect year round weather, beautiful countryside.
Mountain area in the interior of Venezuela.
Some parts of the former Yugoslavia.
I found a book of architecture in a used book store showing colonial townscapes in Antioquena province???? (sp?) sorta near Medellin. Beautiful countryside, beautiful towns, kinda sullen feeling (lots of men standing around looking tough in the photos).

Then I read about a major FUNARC attack in the province focusing on one of the towns in the book. :-c
 
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I almost moved to Australia a few years ago but decided to move back to the US.

I wouldn't mind living in Australia, New Zealand or Sweden but if I decide to leave the US, I'm most likely going to return to Canada or go to England.
 
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I could see myself very happy in British Columbia. I studied in Spain in college and really like the area north of Madrid, like Salamanca or Avila. I've traveled all over Europe, but never really felt like I wanted to live there. The mountains outside Innsbruck, Austria were amazing, but I don't know any German.
 
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I found a book of architecture in a used book store showing colonial townscapes in Antioquena province???? (sp?) sorta near Medellin. Beautiful countryside, beautiful towns, kinda sullen feeling (lots of men standing around looking tough in the photos).
I'm sure Antioquena is fine -it might mean little village in Antioquia (that's what you meant to spell??)

Check out http://www.villegaseditores.com/index.html Though now there is a registration system and things are harder to navigate :-( . While there are still plenty of those tough guys around, probably more now than ever, there are a lot of artist colonies in and around those hills and lots of friendly country folk. Medellin has this undiscovered liberal culture and at the same time is the most industrious city in the country. En Espanol it is known as La Ciudad de la Eterna Prima Vera, the city of eternal spring. It safer than most would have you believe, but it is Colombia and sh*t happens. Like I said "If the country wasn't so totally screwed up...." Oh and did I mention the women??
 
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Germany would be my top choice. I lived with a German family for a year in high school, and would live there again in a heartbeat.

Other middle Europe countries appeal, as well.

Russian - western side (Moscow, St. Petersburg). Yes, it's cold, but I think I could handle it for the experience of living and working there.

Possibly Canada, I've only seen Vancouver airport. Heard lots of nice things, and the climate isn't freezing.

NZ looks nice in pics.
 
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Hmm...let's see:
Southern Canada
New Zealand
Australia
France
Can't think of anymore...

Too bad nobody wants to move here... well I understand that the complication of learning chilean spanish is probably the reason, but a little visit would also be nice :)
 
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Too bad nobody wants to move here... well I understand that the complication of learning chilean spanish is probably the reason, but a little visit would also be nice
My old geography teacher used to say that Chile was like California one hundred years ago and that everybody should visit. I'm looking at a trip to South America, if Chile is on the list I'll drop an email.
 
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