If you had to live the rest of your life in another country, where would you choose.

Andre

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It’d be between Canada, as similar enough to Australia, whilst being close enough to the US to visit NYC and other North Eastern US areas, without living with those crazies or the Netherlands.

Finally get off my butt and learn Dutch (and shock my Dutch dad as finally learning it). Hot women and lots of Europe obviously in close proximity.
 

wadistance

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Portugal. Cheaper than Germany with beaches. Could easily run a thriving hospitality venture there and retire somewhere between Lisbon and faro


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The Dice Man

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Portugal. Cheaper than Germany with beaches. Could easily run a thriving hospitality venture there and retire somewhere between Lisbon and faro


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Have you swum in the waters of Portugal?

Having said that.. yes Portugal is great, but beach swimming fu** that!
 

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Silent Alarm

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I’d genuinely choose England.
Yeah this is the simple one? I feel more at home in the UK than I do in Australia. London is impossible to live in and we're probably only 20 years from it being a city exclusively for the rich, but a village town in Somerset or even Essex would be fine. The north would be great. Culturally similar, the history is insane, I like the cold weather, cheap and easy access to the whole of Europe (but the best places are the cheapest to get and go to – Portugal, France, Italy), they're into good clothes and great music.

Otherwise some small town in Portugal. The language is ugly af but the people are educated and care a lot about their nation, while the food is pretty good, beers are cheap, nice wine, and it's pretty affordable. Also obviously pretty modern with trains and internet that piss all over ours. Some little fishing town somewhere where the weather's similar to Perth and you can swim every day would be great. Just live humbly with your own veggies, try and just eat some meat here and there from the market. That'd be sick.

If I had heaps of cash, I'd piss about between my house in Islington, London, and my joints in southern France, coastal Italy, and Porto. See ya there campaigners.

The thing I'd miss about here is the food. You can get whatever you want at whatever price. Italy has unreal food but after six months you'd have enough of it. Here there's Italian, Greek, Thai, Indian, pub food, your Americana... you can get a banh mi for six bucks or you can spend $90 a dish on some sort of Asian fusion. The quality and breadth of it is so good. And you don't feel cornered into fu**in franchises like you do in England.
 

Hawk Dork

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The thing I'd miss about here is the food. You can get whatever you want at whatever price. Italy has unreal food but after six months you'd have enough of it. Here there's Italian, Greek, Thai, Indian, pub food, your Americana... you can get a banh mi for six bucks or you can spend $90 a dish on some sort of Asian fusion. The quality and breadth of it is so good. And you don't feel cornered into ****in franchises like you do in England.
So true
After a year OS Im jonesing for Vic Market and Victoria street.
 

Schauermann

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Scandinavia, Canada or England would be my first choices. Nice weather and I like the culture mostly. Australia is not the worst choice btw, but too hot for me long term...
 

Shell

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Yeah i didnt see what everyone raves about Canada- i went to Vancouver, Banff and Windsor. Had a good time but wouldnt live there.

Like i said Chicago is my no1 fave city would easily live there except for the winter.
 

Bomberboyokay

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I'd say people pick Canada over America as, in addition to gun nuts and religious freaks getting to set government policy, America is unique among Western countries in that people are punished for getting chronic and terminal illnesses. The political right's refusal to accept anything resembling public healthcare means people go broke. Not just poor people who didn't have much to begin with but solidly middle class people too. A lifetime of working then a prolonged death means your kids inherit jack shit. Americans have to think about the future and retirement in a more expensive way.

Otherwise the two countries are very similar. They watch not just the same sports but the same competitions (NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL). It's not an exaggeration to say a big part of Canadian national identity is simply being not American. Laugh at the next pom who says the UK is the one with a "special relationship".
 
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craigos

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Hawaii, hands down. Not even a close decision. Get the best of American things without the worse of them. Can spend time in the metropolis but get away from the hussle and bustle easily. Each island is different as well so if you got bored you could just change islands for a bit.
 

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Taiwan. I'm living there at present and love what I see. Conservative as fu** on illicit drugs though, but I prefer alcohol anyways.

Estonia, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Slovakia would be in my calculations. Vietnam and Chile are good if I'm not rich.
 

MiPiG

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I am from Perth and living in the UK so don't wish to insult any of the Poms.
I lived in Willsden Green/Dollis Hill area for nearly 4 years. I loved it. London is a great city if you can afford it.

I'd be happy to move to Norway. Amazing outdoors, incredible fishing, friendly people. I could do that. I dont give a shit about the cold. Been in Europe for almost 12 years. Germany is ok though.
 

The Dice Man

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Doing it right now... USA.

Australia is too slow for me.
Where in the USA? And if Australia is slow to you then you've never lived in France. Everything is ******* slow here. I was 3rd in line in a supermarket line the other day and counted another 15 people behind me. Perhaps this is why they have 2 hour lunch breaks.
 

raskolnikov

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Taiwan. I'm living there at present and love what I see. Conservative as **** on illicit drugs though, but I prefer alcohol anyways.

Estonia, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Slovakia would be in my calculations. Vietnam and Chile are good if I'm not rich.
I spent 2 years in Taiwan and loved it. Would happily go back.
 

Shell

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Where in the USA? And if Australia is slow to you then you've never lived in France. Everything is ******* slow here. I was 3rd in line in a supermarket line the other day and counted another 15 people behind me. Perhaps this is why they have 2 hour lunch breaks.
That. Would shit the absolute fu** outta me.

But then again you know what, when I arrived in Greece and the guide explained "ish" time to all of us, i was immediately relaxed and cgaf if stuff happened quickly. But then again, in a city, i probably would not feel this way.
 

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