Best cities to move to?

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21. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1287 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Quoting harptravels

. I reckon Hawaii would do?.

Hawaii is the USA. Don't plan on working there.

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23. Posted by jessicajessica (Budding Member 2 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Greece

24. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 40w Star this if you like it!

Greece? Really? Don't they have massive unemployment and huge financial problems? I mean, I liked visiting Greece, but to move there?

25. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 613 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Greece? Really? Don't they have massive unemployment and huge financial problems? I mean, I liked visiting Greece, but to move there?

True but bars and accommodation providers during the peak season are known to employ foreigners who can speak the languages of their guests/patrons. But seeing as those jobs are seasonal probably not the best for moving to unless you can make enough money to tide you over the low season.

26. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Exaxtly, Teoni. I bet one could find a job and make some money to eke out an existence...but never enough to save to move eventually or to do well. Now, I've never been to the Greek islands, (which I have to fix one day) and that could have more work than I saw, but getting six hour days three days a week at a hostal is not going to win the day. A frugal young person might make it work for a while, but I can't see it ever being worth the effort.

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Mar-2018, at 20:07 by Piecar ]

27. Posted by ofquaintcafes (Budding Member 5 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

I keep hearing that most Portugal cities are great to move to. Don't know about how English savvy they are, though.

28. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 448 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

>'English savvy'< ????

It's not a matter of speaking/understanding English (no less uncommon in Portuguese cities than in many European countries and far more common than some). It's a matter who would want to employ someone who has no or very little grasp of the official language of any country.

Imagine working in the Portuguese hospitality industry with no grasp of Portuguese..or in France with no French......or in Germany with no German.......or, come to that, in the US or UK with no English.

Having a decent grasp of the official language of a country as well as speaking English makes getting any sort of job a much more feasible possibility.

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Mar-2018, at 14:29 by leics2 ]

29. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 514 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

>'English savvy'< ????It's a matter who would want to employ someone who has no or very little grasp of the official language of any country.

Actually there are quite a few 'English Only' speakers working legally and illegally in 'hospitality' in non-English speaking countries around the world.
It really limits them to very 'tourist' orientated bars/restaurants and therefore limits their earning potential in both weekly salary and length of employment (usually high season only).
To have any hope of working outside the 'season' then they really need to learn the local language quickly (and be very lucky).

30. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 448 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

Exactly so.