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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 04:16 AM

If you could not live in the USA, where would you live, and why ?

Canada springs to mind for me, the healthcare system and its similarities to the USA.

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Reply If you could not live in the USA, where would you live, and why ? (Original post)
steve2470 Mar 2012 OP
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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 04:20 AM

1. I've lived in Germany and Australia

but there have been so many changes I don't think I'd do either. If I had the money, I live on Malta. They speak English, close to the mainland of Europe, weather pretty nice all the time. Ain't cheap, however.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 04:21 AM

2. Canada.. maybe Taiwan.

BUT if i had the money... Moorea, TAHITI would be wonderful.


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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:43 AM

8. wow, gorgeous photos, would be wonderful to go there one day ! nt

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 07:13 AM

21. French Polynesian islands gets my vote too.

How expensive can it be to live off grid in a hut in the rain forest?

on edit - then again maybe Sicily, southern Italy or a Greek island.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:59 PM

49. I felt the same way when I was there

Just did not want to leave.
Palau is also beautiful.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 04:23 AM

3. Pandora

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 04:35 AM

4. Probably Canada or England, for their cool climate and they speak English.

Australia - too hot
New Zealand - earthquakes

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 04:46 AM

5. If I had no money issues, I would live in France.

But then I am a big Francophile.

With my limited budget I live in Thailand with affordable dental and health care with an amazing low cost of living for a very high quality of life.

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Response to Paka (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 01:31 AM

65. I'm with you on France - or maybe Italy.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:41 AM

6. Luxembourg without a doubt

in some sleepy mountain village...

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:08 PM

43. Maybe you mean Liechtenstein with the mountains? nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #43)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 10:09 PM

54. The Ardennes are partially in Luxembourg

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Response to RainDog (Reply #54)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 11:21 PM

62. They are smaller mountains... similar to the Appalachians in some ways...

View from the castle in Vianden, LX



Twilight time in Vianden

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #62)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 09:20 PM

87. Very pretty.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:42 AM

7. Canada has Harper--he's the Bush of the North.

It's not the paradise some think it is, anymore. Nice people, though.

Bermuda? Bahamas? BVI? Or maybe somewhere on the edge...like the substantially depopulated island of Montserrat....I've always wanted to learn more about volcanoes...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat

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Response to MADem (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:52 AM

10. And judging by the polls, Australia will next year have Prime Minister Abbott

So right wing that he'll make Sarah Palin look like Paul Wellstone

Hopefully the Greens will still hold the balance of power in the Senate so they'll prevent him inflicting too much damage

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:46 AM

9. Canada, the UK, or Australia. Even their right-wingers are slightly more tolerable than ours.

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Response to FLAprogressive (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:54 AM

12. Not really. They're pretty odious, they just have more charming accents. nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:54 AM

11. Toulouse France

It is a completely schizophrenic place - a confused hybrid of Mediterranean France and suburban California but I am quite taken with it.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:58 AM

13. One of the Scandinavian countries

Finland is the most independent but maybe Sweden would be a more practical choice --- better climate, too.

On the other hand Australia has much to offer. It's a beautiful continent. Aussie's have a wonderful sense of humor. And there's always "footie" (Aussie rules football).

Note: English is spoken by a vast number of people in many countries. In countries in northern Europe many people are trilingual.

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