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    Default Where would you move if you could?

    If you had to choose any place in the world to move there for permanent residence what would your choice be? Give your reasons please. Can you point out the most significant reasons? Just curious ) currently live in Denmark in a small town but dream to move to some warm country, e.g. Spain (currently am staying here for a week) or Turkey ) so my top reason is weather
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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    Anywhere within the US would do it for me. I've wanted to live there for as long as I can remember, but, sadly, it's impossible for all but the superrich to get in. I have to satisfy myself with holidays.
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    I'm happy where I am, about as far north as you can go on the British mainland but I've often thought of moving to Malta. Rather warmer than here. Lots of medieval, renaissance and WWII history and not just of the touristy kind. Valetta is a post-war rebuild, for the most part, but a good one. Mdina is the real deal, a medieval walled city - not too many of them around. The local cuisine isn't outstanding but the bread, fruit, fish and vegetables are excellent.

    There are things against it, too. It's very popular with gangsters. There is a tradition of shooting and eating everything that flies. The language is really challenging. But there's nowhere that doesn't have some problems.
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    Happy where I am but I have never found a place I wanted to leave.
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    I used to think Italy — the light, the scenery, the food ... (the pens)

    Now, of course, I'm not so sure.

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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    I guess it is Spain. 1) great climate. 2) friendly and helpful people. 3) local real estate offers have great value for money though is not affordable actually (proof https://virtoproperty.com/property-for-sale). 4) I am a fan of FC Real Madrid so hope to be present at El Clasico. 5) one of the best European educations.
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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiklon View Post
    Where would you move if you could?
    Into the garden, but it's a bit chilly.

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    I'm most happy where I am. I have a nice home, garden, privacy in all seasons, close (within 5 miles) to 5 grocery stores, the occasional doctor visit, and Home Depot. In fact, I really don't go out unless I have to.

    I'm most content to live with my dogs, wild birds, vultures, hawks, sandhill cranes, and a beautiful night sky. I enjoy classical music, films, and absolutely no cable TV. I have a large woodworking shop, a couple of thousand books, and cast iron skillets over 100-years-old that belonged to my great-grandmother that I use several times a week.

    Very little road traffic, nice neighbors, and a few friends. I have good health with BP 120/72, no health problems, new right hip, and comfortable shoes.

    I feel lucky to have had good, loving parents who lived long lives, good teachers when I was young, and adversities I lived through.

    And left-over homemade lasagna for tomorrow night's supper.

    I couldn't ask for more.

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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    For a change of pace...Perhaps a few weeks in The Duchy of Grand Fenwick....Unfortunately, at the present time there are no connecting flights.....

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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    Someplace warmer than Maine and closer to granddaughters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    For a change of pace...Perhaps a few weeks in The Duchy of Grand Fenwick....Unfortunately, at the present time there are no connecting flights.....

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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    I had a house in Englewood and loved that, I would be happy to be back in Florida but being a worrier I believe the myth when I am told that Florida will be under water by 2030 spreading north from the Keys.

    I love New Zealand, great country, lovely food, superb people.

    Australia was great 30 years ago but the people would put me off living there.

    My great uncle had a wonderful house in Gstaad, but I dont cope well with the cold.

    It has to be New Zealand please.

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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    It has to be New Zealand please.
    I made the decision nearly twenty years ago. No regrets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    I had a house in Englewood and loved that, I would be happy to be back in Florida but being a worrier I believe the myth when I am told that Florida will be under water by 2030 spreading north from the Keys.

    I love New Zealand, great country, lovely food, superb people.

    Australia was great 30 years ago but the people would put me off living there.

    My great uncle had a wonderful house in Gstaad, but I dont cope well with the cold.

    It has to be New Zealand please.
    Many years ago my favorite beaches were Englewood and Venice. We would rent a house on the beach and stay a couple of weeks every year. Few things in life were better than fishing, eating at the local dives, and finding fossilized shark's teeth, horse teeth, turtle bones, and sea crocodile bones from 66 million years ago. It was quiet, never crowded, and beautiful sunsets. It was the best part of Florida.

    I bet you miss it.

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    Last October, we decided it was high time to move to a terrain that felt perfect to us, so we sold everything that same month and moved to Padre Island. We came to live near the water, under the palms, in the hammock.

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    I've lived here - San Diego, CA - since I was five. I've been a fair number of places. It seems like every time we come home, especially if we are flying back, the thought is always "that was nice, but it's hard to beat this".

    Of all the world I've been most curious to see New Zealand and I feel it would be a good fit for longer term, but I'm not certain we'll be changing at this point. Everything is settled and good and beautiful, and since things will change and problems occur no matter where you live, I think I'll just sort it all out right where I am. I've reached a good point of gratitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    I've lived here - San Diego, CA - since I was five. I've been a fair number of places. It seems like every time we come home, especially if we are flying back, the thought is always "that was nice, but it's hard to beat this".

    Of all the world I've been most curious to see New Zealand and I feel it would be a good fit for longer term, but I'm not certain we'll be changing at this point. Everything is settled and good and beautiful, and since things will change and problems occur no matter where you live, I think I'll just sort it all out right where I am. I've reached a good point of gratitude.
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    I feel totally at home in Tokyo and miss it every day.

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    I would like to move back to St. Louis to be near my family and King of the Hill sandwiches.
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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    The other side, where the grass is greener.

    Seriously, I like it right here or else I'd leave.

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