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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    In New Zealand you're never more than 74 miles from the coast. As you may imagine, in the South Island which has mountain ranges, you will often be within visual distance of both sea and mountains. It is possible to ski in the morning and surf the afternoon! The landscape here is dramatic and incredibly beautiful. There are no dangerous animals - though we do have a the katipo (a relative of the black widow) but they are rare and you are unlikely to come across one. However, as wonderful as the landscape is, hiking in it requires knowledge and good outdoor skills, as the conditions can change quickly - especially the river levels. We do have fantastic SAR teams though, if you do get into grief.

    This is where I live (more or less where the white dot is) at the beginning of the 20km long Otago Peninsula.



    You can cycle trails on the peninsula like this.



    And I work at this University.

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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    I don't know. I hardly ever dream like this. I'm quite content and often don't look past the trees in my yard or the vegetables in my garden. I'm kinda done with shoveling and raking, though. Both seem endless activities here in Maine.

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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?
    Mars






    In the alternative: Tristan da Cunha I can buy writing paper, postage stamps and maybe even ink, there.
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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiklon View Post
    Where would you move if you could?
    Mars.
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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    Japan! Probably down on Kyushu as it is a bit warmer during the winter months.

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    Default Re: Where would you move if you could?

    Thing is... grass is everywhere! Or everywhere enough.

    I LOVED New York when I lived there 20 years ago. As soon as I emerged from Penn Station, I felt New York embrace me and whisper "Welcome home," and I said back, "I love you, too. Don't tell San Francisco."

    I loved the energy -- so alive and filled with stories!

    Maybe cos I'm older and not at all affluent, hahaha, I can't imagine living there. I've become, um, crowd-averse, long before COVID-19. Wrocław is the perfect size, the population of residential San Francisco (not commuter/worker San Francisco) but in a much bigger space. Only one skyscraper here, which acts as a beacon when I'm out riding my bicycle outside the city.

    I love this city's history and the architecture (from the turn of the 19th century; not so much the current trend of shoeboxes, nor the style of the building where I live, the Efficient, Soul-Crushing Red-Army Troops of Rectangles). This is a university city and a tech hub. LG has headquarters here, which means a large Korean community, which means Korean grocery stores (not many), which means some Asian food products, thank gawd, hahaha. Weirdly, there have been waves of food trends, from burgers (beginning with the food-truck Pasibus) to pizza to... sushi. I'd have expected more Korean grill joints, but okay.

    I love the parks and boulevards and bike paths. I love the cultural offerings, even if I take them for granted (too busy riding my bike all around, hahaha) -- and, of course, now, all of that is shut down. Museums and such, closed for a couple of weeks already; parks and boulevards and places where people tend to congregate on a beautiful day... now, all verboten, zakazane, zabrione, forbidden, with fines from 5000 zł up to 30,000 zł.

    But it's a still a beautiful city. Since I expect the bans to be in effect for longer than two weeks, a month, maybe even 'til the end of May (optimistically, but it might go longer), maybe I'll finally get around to the tens of thousands of photos I've taken and the stories I've squirrelled away and finally start putting them all together. Or keep shredding my notebooks. (Laughs.)
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