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1. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru, 255 posts) 10 Jul '08 02:46

do you know where would you like to live?
it's interesting to hear what you, ppl, thinking about your dreamy location (not for travel, for stay!)
and it will be great to hear the reasons of the choice!
cheers,
vani

2. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru, 516 posts) 10 Jul '08 03:24

Well now there's a topical post considering I am on a travel quest to find a new home.

I got an email today from someone asking if I'd found a home after spending 3 plus years on the road now. The answer is of course no, unfortunately. It's not such an easy thing to do I am afraid.

Language barriers, cultural divides, politics and money being some of the main reasons. Ok there are many other factors here. I could just pack up now and move to say Australia. Who knows it might be the perfect place for me. But then there are visa issues, work, location factors etc,. Still, it's easier to move to a country that shares a similar language and culture to you.

Will you ever be excepted as being from that new country you call home is another point? Many people will jokingly or seriously always refer to you as an immigrant. Which is true. But if you fall in love with a country and call it home that statement can hurt a little.

I think I am diversion a little here and being a bit too practical or serious.

Good countries to live in often depend on your needs. Sunshine surf - Australia. Living standards and high income (and high TAX) Scandinavia. UK for a mix of all three, plus a good ethnic mix. The USA never appeals. I think it has something to do with being too wide spread. It might be easier to classify a state or East West coast area. Canada... well maybe that's another option as is New Zealand.

At the end of the day I think home is wherever you heart is.

3. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru, 255 posts) 10 Jul '08 03:46

My great love is Italy. And it's first and foremost. I dont idealise Italy and i dont mind if it sounds a "banal choice" - i just love it.
...about where my heart is - i feel at home almost everywhere, actually.
I'm not sure that i'd like to stay in one place forewer - "forewer" sounds little scaring to me.
But there are some places where i dont mind to live for long / hmm.. for some time :)
There are what i'm looking for:
not care that much to economical stability,
but I need the sea (better warm) near, much greenery, good coffee is must, loyal local people (language is never was a problem). I need my space as well. Any place that not busy with politics and less dealing with money.
I have special feelings to Greek Islands and Islands in Caribbean Honduras - there are places, where i would seriously thinking to stay for longer. Actually, island lifestyle seems will be good for me.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru, 7274 posts) 10 Jul '08 05:45

My answer is sad--I love to travel and want to see every corner of the earth, but I want to live right here at home. There's no other place like it, and my friends--my lifelines--are all here. It would be nice to have the sea nearby, though.

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru, 768 posts) 10 Jul '08 14:17

Well I am planning on moving to Hong Kong next year. My reasons are: I went there a few months ago and loved it; I am hoping to find work there as an english language teacher; It is near to my girlfriend who lives in SE Asia; I have been meaning to move away from the UK for so many years now, I travel a lot and just feel like I need to move somewhere else; Hong Kong is so near to many great places like Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, malaysia etc etc. Basically I just wanna do it. I love living in Europe but I also love every other continent in the world also so I should try living somewhere else for a bit and see what happens. I don't know if it will be my "ideal" place but I bet it is a great place to live for a while!

6. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru, 880 posts) 12 Jul '08 19:44

The question of where you want to be....

A think a traveller will always want to be THERE. That point over the hill . That island. That cool city. That great backwater corner....But travellers, by their very nature, are never happy. It is the next thingand the next thing

I love Love LOve LOVE the island of Utila (Honduras)...Spent many an hour off that main drag and hanging with the locals...Had mne a job. This ramshackle(RAMSHACKLE! Yeah!) island was something unbelievable...

Two months, and I was bored to tears. This island, I loved when I landed and loved when I left and love right now, is Paradise. I cannot think of a thing it needs....except angst and adversity and hassles. I had to move on after a couple of months.

SO where do I want to be4 most? That place I never saw yet....

D

7. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 12 Jul '08 22:40

A place like Mae Salong or Mae Sai......

8. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru, 255 posts) 12 Jul '08 22:43

opospa,
Mae Salong or Mae Sai - where is it?
and what is special there?

9. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 13 Jul '08 03:53

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Quoting vanessa

opospa,
Mae Salong or Mae Sai - where is it?
and what is special there?

Mae Salong is a small hill town and Mae Sai is a small border town to Myanmar. Both located in Chiang Rai Province in Northern Thailand. Many people choose to stay in Northern Thailand after retirement;)

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 13, 2008, at 3:57 AM by opospa ]

10. Posted by Zoom (Full Member, 131 posts) 15 Jul '08 00:30

PARIS (already live there part time but the weak dollar has kept me away lately )