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all good points Margcata, thank you again

My husband is now leaning towards California since our return from our most recent trip...

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post #62 of 139

Such a nice question when its so cold and dreary outside.

 

After some thought here is my top 5 (and Im afraid I have moved away from within the US):

 

Edinburgh, UK - yes its cold, but beautiful and with all the art and culture I could wish for. 

Berlin, germany. Has amazin live music scene, history, art, a great palce to learn about the last 100 years.

charlottesville, virginia

Stellenbosch, SA. South Africas second oldest town. It isn't well known but its an absolutely beautiful city with so much going on.

Paris, france - if I had a lot more money than I do now! I have been there only for a few days at a time but the architecture is amazing. 

 


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post #63 of 139
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@Margcata, all of those places sound devine! 

 

@Automne, I'm curious, where in Hawaii would you go?



I know a couple of cats in Hilo and Honolulu, so probably one of the two.


 

 

 

post #64 of 139
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Two very cool places Man!!

I'm from Honolulu and my Pops is from the Hilo side.

Both extremely beautiful places!  A little damp, but so nice. 

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post #65 of 139

Id move to either Austrailia or Paris, France.

post #66 of 139
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It would be fantastic if ‘ya all would tell me where and maybe why you would move , Paris France has come up a few times here and I sure would like to know why

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post #67 of 139

I love Paris - but only to visit!

I lived there for six months when I was a (late) teenager...  loved the food, loved the culture - but couldn't live there forever!

 

Beginner chef (above) has mentioned my home city of Edinburgh.  I've lived around the globe, but it's STILL my favourite city - and where I feel most at home.

post #68 of 139

I visited Edinburgh, and it was gorgeous :)

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I keep coming back to this thread - I find it curious, because it depends on lots of criteria, where your family and friends are, where you could afford, etc. - i'd be curious why people chose the places they chose.   

 

Where would i move?  Let's assume i could afford it, have health care, not need a car to get around necessarily, etc - all unlikely -  but where would l love to live if i could?

 

In a minute I'd move to one of the places my kids live, to be near them.  That's my first priority and only realistic condition - so that would be

London, Berlin

 

Second criterion: to be near my friends. That would mean (the envelope, please):

Boston. And I love the city, it's liveable and culturally alive and easy to get around without a car (essential)

 

Third criterion, climate.  I miss the climate of new england.  The change of seasons, the waking up to the silence of a snowstorm, frost designs on the windows, the morning sun through ice-covered branches, the spring that finally comes with the scent of wet earth and small blossoms, the summer that is rich and green, fall that bowls you over, the sense of a sky that is moving constantly down from far away places - it seems so high.  So that would be

Boston again. 

 

Fourth criterion, the landscape: three places have enchanted me deeply to the core, and given me a sense of peace i haven't found anywhere else:

Orkney,

Cape cod, especially the salt marshes, 

and the high plains of Abruzzo.  You can take your dolomites with their lofty peaks, the rolling grass-covered hills or plains are peace itself.  Magic. 

 

Sixth criterion: City.  I love cities, the ease of getting around, not needing a car, the concentration of things to do.  What is the definitive city?  I've always wanted to live in

New York

 

Fifth criterion: where people are nice or at least not gratuitously rude and aggressive

That would be anywhere I've been but Rome.  smile.gif  Even in NYC people wait for others to get off the bus before going on, and i was never physically pushed out of the way, even in the rush hour/

 

So there is no place i really could satisfy all of the above. 

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #70 of 139
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Thank you Siduri!

Very profound and thought provoking!  Also brings tears to my eyes. (have I said how homesick I am?)

The five criteria you mentioned strike me deeply.  This would be what I too would look for.

And please, no one tell my husband, but Oahu fits the entire bill.

The only catch to that is that it’s so dang expensive and isolated from the rest of the world.

Have you ever looked at a globe? 

The Hawaiian archipelago is smack-dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with NOTHING around it!!

And yet, it has everything that you would ever need or want.

IF we had the money (and a private jet to take us anywhere), I would just buy us two lounge chairs and a cooler and life would be good.

 

Hawaii 2009

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post #71 of 139

In this moment i defitinely want moved to England. London, or some little city. :)

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Oh my, I am a silly rabbit!

As I'm reading throught this thread, it dawnsmon me that I seem to have forgotten one thing ...

there ireally is no "change of seasons" in Hawaii!!

But still, Hawaii is perfect, to me anyways...

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post #73 of 139
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Talking about Natural disasters and preparedness, I know understand my brother in laws decision to move to West Virginia. 

Granted, the tax structure is great, but you could easily survive pretty much anything so long as you’re well stocked.

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post #74 of 139
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Thaozeho, that's an interesting answer

where in america would you go

what would you do for a living

and why?

another good question I would ask you is, where do you live now?  (just a basic, what area of the world, etc)

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post #75 of 139

In no particular order -- or anyway, not one I'm wedded to for more than 3 minutes at a stretch:

 

Kyoto, Japan

Bourg-en-Bresse, France

Paris, France

Florence, Italy

Barcelona, Spain

post #76 of 139
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ChrisLehrer, anywhere in the USA?

And, your 5 choices, why those?

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post #77 of 139

Where would I go?

Not planning on moving anytime soon, but hey, I'm in Africa, things can change pretty radically here....

In that case:

1 - Elsewhere in Southern Africa where the sh#t didn't hit the fan

2 - South of Spain or Portugal, on the beach, living like a bum. A strong espresso in the morning, maybe with a shot of grappa, waiting for the fishermen to get in and then bbq-ing the fresh catch of sardines on the beach

3 - New Zealand, but after years in the tropics I don't know if I can handle the climate and the lack of wildlife

4 - SE Asia (Thailand or Vietnam), just because I love the food there and hopefully my money will last a while....

5 - Maybe back to Holland? But don't see that happening for a while and I'll probably struggle with all the rules and regulations

 

In the USA?

I got no idea, have never been there. Louisiana or Hawai sounds nice though :)

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post #78 of 139
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Butzy, I’m curious why you would think of Louisiana and Hawaii as places in the United States?

Of course I’m prejudice and very partial to Hawaii, the bad thing is you need A LOT of MONEY!!

Or a sugar daddy, sis !!

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post #80 of 139

I actually have no idea confused.gif

The names sound nice?

I think the climate suits me.

The food is good (I hope)

 

But really, the first reason is probably the one that's most true .......

 

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post #81 of 139
it's beautiful where we live.
perfect weather yet 4 seasons, but mild in comparison to all or most.
wanderlust would take us to any number of places and I'll post as I think of them:
Tuscany Italy
Bath England
Brentwood or Frankin Nashville Tenn
Seattle Washington
Cambria California
Riverbank Long Island NY
Cochranville Pa
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post #82 of 139
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luvpie, you think of these places because, you've been there, dream of them, what is it that makes you think that you would move there?  i loved cambria california, if they just hadden' messed it up so bad, we'd be in SoCal right NOW!!  along the PCH, lovein' life...

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post #83 of 139
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GourmetM.............

Los Angeles, California

San Francisco, California

Portland, Oregon

New York, New York

Santa Barbara, California

 

 


 

Panini

 

We too love Costa Rica.  It has grown, it has increased in price tremendously.

For us it'd be Playa Flamingo up by Tamarindo.  We looked into buying a home

for sale on the beach while we were there.  It was on a cove where we swam, sorry,

without suits.  No one around to see us, an occasional boat came in to fish.

We rented a fishing boat for the day, just us and the crew to take us on a fishing

trip and take the kids to special surfing spots. It was great and the fish, oh the fish!


GourmetM.........sounds like California is in your futuretongue.gif

 

Wanted to drop a note to each post I was hoping to respond to but then I'd be the whole 4th page. Not wanting for that to happen.

Not remembering who wrote what please forgive.

Edinburgh Scotland= love it, gorgeous.

Virginia, hubby and I met up with a realtor to talk about the price and probabilities of 83 acres we found in Charlottsville, adore it.  Asked my husband is he would please buy me Monticello, he said 'it's not for sale honey." wahhh

Driving the Skyline Trail, really?  Gorgeous, could and would buy there.

Our motor home was purchased in Angola Indiana. I told my husband it's be really sad if he didn't move there because I was going too and would miss him something fiercewink.gif.

Motor homing= a good way to see the country.  You've got your bed, food, music, comforts, potty confused.gif etc and when you're tired you pull over and rest, maybe by a stream or the ocean.  But to you who are considering one, they are not cheap, contrary to what is written.  Upkeep is expensive and checking into an RV park isn't free, so you have the expense of the coach/gas and now have to pay to stay in an RV spot often times.  It's really a choice you have to think about, I'm just saying because we just got ours, love it love it.... great choice for us...

 


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post #84 of 139

kaneohe, we just spent 2 different vacations in Hawaii last year.

wedding one occasion, the other was celebrating the 4th over there for special event I was part of.

while there both times, we looked at homes to buy.  on the water, just off the water, inland, etc.  while there were 2 I liked, the price was cost prohibitive.  Very expensive for what you'd get and have to give up.  All in all, adore Hawaiian Islands and would not hesitate living there.  You're from a lovely place for sure..........


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post #85 of 139
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luv ... we sold our home in Hawaii in 2007 just before the bubble burst there and got a great deal ...

not a day goes by though that my husband doesn't drone on about moving back 

... the cost of living there is so far out of whack and it's too isolated I say ... you have to get on a plane to go somewhere

... I really like that now we can wake up in the morning and say, let's go to... we load up the car and we're gone ...

I could name 101 more things that I like better here on the "mainland"

and then 101 reasons why I want to move back ...

we still haven't found another place to move to yet, so keep those cards and letters coming folks ...

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post #86 of 139
...our daughter attended Hawaii Pacific University.
we've been to the "4 mains" many many times over all these years.
we're fortunate to say we know Hawaii. have always loved it.
best friend was driving & totaled our rental car driving down the middle of the big island, from Hilo to Kona when I was 21 yrs 10 days old. I know that because it was her birthday that day and I'm 10 days older. anyway at the airport the next day after hospital and police station we were 2 girls really messed up. Jack Lord was on our flight. he paid for our first class upgrade to sit with him so we could explain to him what happened regarding our messed up bodies. he paid in full all expenses for everything regarding the accident, called his Dr. in Honolulu and told him to bill him for everything. what a kind and beautiful man.
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post #87 of 139
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Oh Wow, Luv, which campus did she attend ? Me, I'm a UH grad ... go Bows !!

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post #88 of 139

...lived in Hawaii Kai and attended Honolulu and the one on the way to Kaneohe

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post #89 of 139

If You Had to Move, Where Would You Go ? Ummmm

 

I don't ask for much. I am a simple gal. Maybe move to a hut, yes a hut. It doesn't need to be a big one, just big enough for two.

 

 

 

House in water.jpgAnd as you can see, not far from my garden (out of view).

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post #90 of 139

  Petals,

 

  Your hut is nice, simple, elegant...bravo!

 

 

   I wonder what your vacation hut looks like?

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