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Babezy
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:32:40 PM
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Say you had all the money you needed to live anywhere, and you could bring along any friends and relatives that you wanted, to be your neighbors. Where would you live a) in your own country and b) if you could live anywhere in the world?

In my country I'd live in the state of Michigan. Michigan has the four distinct seasons, plus cities, beaches, lakes, forests.

For any other place in the world, I'd live in Portugal. I was there briefly once and thought I'd never seen a more beautiful country or more uniformly good-looking people. Gorgeous.
bturpin
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:54:51 PM
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Malibu...Beach to the west, mountains to the east, little rain and always warm...my kind of habitat
F.D.S.O.
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:42:08 PM
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my own island for sure but with no sand reminds me to much of iraq. and i think i would just go by myself maybe fly friends and family in once or twice a year.Think
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:12:18 PM

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Portugal or Cabo Verde, I think.
boneyfriend
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:37:27 PM

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I have always had the dream of having a house in Montana or Wyoming somewhere like Jackson Hole or Missoula. They beckon. I love snow and would love to live around it under ideal conditions. Those conditions being that I could afford whatever it takes to keep it shoveled and to keep warm.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:54:19 PM

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boneyfriend wrote:
I have always had the dream of having a house in Montana or Wyoming somewhere like Jackson Hole or Missoula. They beckon. I love snow and would love to live around it under ideal conditions. Those conditions being that I could afford whatever it takes to keep it shoveled and to keep warm.




Twenty bucks for a decent shovel and twenty bucks for a Zippo: made in the shade, my friend ! Whistle
Luftmarque
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:01:09 AM

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Here in these United States I'd go for New York or San Francisco, overseas would be Turkey or the Dordogne in France or Darjeeling.
lenam
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:28:56 AM
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Given that I had all the money I needed, I would first travel to many countries and then choose a place that I like most, stay there for some years, and then continue my journey to other places not visited and stay where I like most at that time. This process will continue till either my man or I is unable to move further.
TOOTS
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:34:10 AM
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Without a doubt, The Outer Hebrides, sea, sea breeze, cooler atmosphere, clean crisp snow, strangers that smile, look you in the eye and say good morning or hello, cosy stone built home, peace, solitude.....heaven

I must remember to do the lottery this weekend........
pedro
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:39:37 AM
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hmmm...nice in the Summer long long nights in Winter though and you'll need that umbrella
jagxk
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:53:06 AM

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If in the USA, I would choose Maui, Hawaii. In Europe it would have to be Rome.
MarySM
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:02:36 AM
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In the US it would have to be Kauai, Hawaii and in the world it would be Jamaica.
money
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:08:49 AM
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TOOTS
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:55:20 AM
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pedro wrote:
hmmm...nice in the Summer long long nights in Winter though and you'll need that umbrella


you just reminded me of lenam's photo of the chap taking off with his umbrella at the seashore on Photo Association. I thought that was so funny.......I guess that would probably be me, it's more likely than a sedate Mary Poppins !!!
Seeker
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:50:01 PM
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MarySM wrote:
In the US it would have to be Kauai, Hawaii and in the world it would be Jamaica.


I'll vote that too. Perfect!
MarySM
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:53:51 PM
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boneyfriend wrote:
I have always had the dream of having a house in Montana or Wyoming somewhere like Jackson Hole or Missoula. They beckon. I love snow and would love to live around it under ideal conditions. Those conditions being that I could afford whatever it takes to keep it shoveled and to keep warm.


Wonder if Jackson Hole still has the park full of thousands of deer and elk antlers. It seems they were shaped like an arch-or am I thinking of someplace else. Such a beautiful area in the summer with Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons nearby.
TL Hobs
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:27:57 PM
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My plan, after I retire, is to live here in Alaska in the warm half of the year and somewhere else in winter; possibly Bocas Del Toro, Panama. It doesn't have to be tropical. I liked Kauai the best of all the Hawaiian Islands, but it is overrun with tourists in winter, much like Alaska is in summer. I have a place in Alaska on the ocean that is accessible only by boat, so the tourists don't go there. It is still possible to find places like that in Panama, for now, at least.

I have thought of spending the winter months in various places in Europe, too, without going to the same place twice. Such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hydra, Finland, Nunavut, Thailand; wherever the wind blows.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, December 18, 2010 7:42:04 AM

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In Finland perhaps in some other, smaller, city in the South coast: Hanko, Tammisaari, Porvoo or Loviisa.

Abroad in Greece or Portugal, or in Madagascar, now that I've been there once ;-)
ntikeren
Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 4:57:09 AM
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I would love to live in JJ's country. Finland. I don't know why, but one thing for sure, The Rasmus residing there (or perhaps in Sweden as their basecamp).
Adriaticus
Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 5:08:02 AM
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Sweden in Europe or also Cape Town, South Africa would be my favourite choices.
ntikeren
Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 5:10:03 AM
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Adriaticus wrote:
Cape Town, South Africa would be my favourite choices.


Well, if I have an opportunity, I'll pick Cape Town to pursue my master degree Pray
blue2
Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 8:33:12 AM

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If I didn't go back home to Canada, I would go to Norway. I don't mind the snow and it is a beautiful country. When I was there a few years ago I stayed in a village and the scenery was breathtaking. The mountains, forest, fjords and quaint villages and towns are amazing. I like the idea of going for walks in the woods or going crosscountry skiing which Norwegians like to do (so I've heard). I would actually love the opportunity to travel around all the Scandinavian countries (including Finland of course)and see the countryside, the cities (Stockholm and Copenhagen are apparently fantastic) and how people live there.
Klaas V
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:46:07 PM

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I would stay here in Toscana (Italy), possibly Firenze. I go to visit the city soon enough, never been there yet.
wercozy
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 12:37:11 PM
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I like Rafina by the sea.
Vickster
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 1:06:54 PM
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Somewhere in Vermont where it's nice and quiet, on lots of land that I can have some horses, dogs and cats. NO Neighbors for miles and miles... just peace and quiet and the beauty of nature around me... (and a warm fireplace, good book to read and lots of wine/liquor for the cold winters!!!)
memphis jailer
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:32:44 PM
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in a skybox in ralph wilson stadium .... complete with catering .... yum .... chee-burgers
blue2
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:38:28 AM

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Vickster wrote:
Somewhere in Vermont where it's nice and quiet, on lots of land that I can have some horses, dogs and cats. NO Neighbors for miles and miles... just peace and quiet and the beauty of nature around me... (and a warm fireplace, good book to read and lots of wine/liquor for the cold winters!!!)


I definitely like the sound of that setting! Maybe not the same drink and animals, but peace and quiet and nature...
sisikou
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:16:39 AM
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Swizerland...It've been my dream place since I was a child. I've been there for honeymoon. Gornergrat hiking is the best experience I ever had.Angel
putu nee hadisewoyo
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 1:51:23 AM
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In Indonesia, i already feel homey within the part of my neck *the one who found this expression must be not ticklish like me euuuuy* so i wont trade it with any place.
In other countries, i might choose Venice, so i can experience all the hubbubs from the story "Carnaval In Venice" the mantila, the masks, the rivers, arghhhh....lovely.
Rusty
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:05:09 AM
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It has to be France, Cary Grant's house in the movie 'To catch a Thief'. It was France, wasn't it?
antonio
Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 2:03:25 AM
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Acapulco, Mexico. Super love the beach..
neapolitandem
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:40:09 AM
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Fiji
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:07:30 AM

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Home
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:32:53 AM

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The south of France. Great weather, great food, great architecture and the Med. Heaven!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 10:06:32 AM

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Another interesting old thread revived.

Within Britain, I think I'd stay where I am. Maybe a little bit nearer to Edinburgh - or near a rural railway station on the Edinburgh line.

In the world?

If I had the money to live ANYWHERE, it would be on the high seas - outside of any country's jurisdiction.
I'd move around to stay in the warm (but not hot) areas, out of hurricanes and (if possible) out of the rain!
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