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world´s best cities
Anywhere with a solid internet connection, lol. That aside I always loved the idea oh a house on a hill with an ocean side view.
San Francisco in a mansion overlooking the Bay and the Golden Gate. Work and money no problem? I'd be getting my master's in painting.
Newport/Laguna/Huntington BeachCertainly not my current dig in "The Big Smoke"TexStock
Lake Louise, Alberta. Ski on/ski off. Get really good at bumps and the terrain park.Springtime in Paris, along the Champs Elysee. Grow a goatee, get a kick-ass beret and spend my days in a cafe sipping coffee, munching croissant, reading classic literature with one leg crossed over the other. Now that's living.
Spring in the Blue Ridge MountainsSummer in Northern MontanaAutumn in VermontWinters in Key West
The White House, so I could fix this mess...Dopes!
Japan without a doubt.
Argentina.It has every climate, from tropical to arctic. Plus the best steak you'll ever have in your life!
West coast of Ireland. Clifden.
Ocean view house in North County San Diego, apartment on the UES in Manhattan.
Penthouse apartment in downtown Haarlem, The Netherlands.Natural BeautyClean City with History and CultureSmart, healthy peopleBeautiful, interesting WomenPopulation that knows America is a corrupt chancre sore led by thugs.FEW, IF ANY ASSHOLE AMERICANS and NO SUV or HUMMER CROWD...
Japan.Best internet connection on the planet.But more importantly... they have the hottest girls.
In our big tour of the West last summer, we seriously eyed Bishop/Big Pine, CA, Elko, NV (very undiscovered), Kanab, UT, Flagstaff, AZ.We hope to take trips to South America (e.g. Uruguay) and the Balkans (e.g. Slovenia) within the next 4-5 years to do some seriously looking in those places too.Our #1 requirement is "solid internet connection", as someone pointed out.
Zurich, Switzerland. Truly wonderful ...
Central Coast of Argentina
ParisIt's French - bitch!
Tokyo. One of the nicest cities in the world.
we seriously eyed Bishop/Big PineIn the summer they have high winds that bring toxic dust from Owens Lake,(even after the DWP project). It’s very close to Death Valley so they get lots of 115 degree days. The Indians at the reservation are mean, and the economy of the place is destitute. There is no worthwhile grocery shopping for 1 ½ hours drive. Its your basic armpit. If money were no issue, why would you live there? Bishop is a little better.
Order of preference -1-New Zealand (south island)2-Argentina (Cordoba)3-Kauai
1. Sicily or most any place in Italy.2. Anyplace without even the scent of a conservative.
Sorry, that should have been "Any place without the STENCH of a conservative."
Here are two of my favorites.1. Palma de Mallorca (island in the Mediterranean off coast of Spain).2. Believe it or not - Norway.
I'd choose Australia. Sydney, Brisbane, or Perth would be my choices for the cities in which I'd want to live. All 3 are very different from each other and have something to offer me. Brisbane would probably win out due to the beaches and the lazy atmosphere.
Seychelles archipelago. Nothing comes even close.
wine country and surrounding areas,land is still cheap there and the weather is great.but pretty much away from any heavily populated areas (L.A.).
A vineyard in Napa or Sonoma would do it for me.
Park Avenue in NYC.
Brazil.The people are great and the place is beautiful!!!!
It's a repeat, but Paris. The food. The style. The architecture. The Metro.
Copenhagen, Rome and Dubrovnik
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Most definitely Waikiki.
any non-communist area near Atlanta
I would like to be the governor of texas and annex that miserable state to mexico.Then move incognito to Keywest for a yearlong cocktail bash/fishing holiday in celebration of what I accomplished for my country.
Venezuela because the fishing is great, the healthcare is free, and gas is only 12 cents a gallon because the ruler cares about his people!
New Jersey because they have the best housing blogs.
Bitterenter,The last time I checked, both the mafia and Berlusconi are conservative.
In rural Pennsylvania on a 100+ acre farm with a house built next to a river that freezes over in the winter but makes for canoe use in the summer. The farm would be a good buffer from the idiot yuppies that moved out even there and jacked home prices up into the $600Ks.
Jefferys Bay S.A. and GOA, India, but my primary funds would remain is Lucern, with the ability for wire transfers to local accounts when needed.I would also have controlling ownership in a sailing vessel or two. One berthed in the Seychelles, and one in Perth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffreys_Bay
Humboldt County, CA. In a house looking out on the bay. Good weed, good friends, good times.I'm already here...
Japan of course!!I have been living my retired life for the last 7 years. Money or Work has been no issue as I am getting paid for my retirement. Nice people, terrific internet connection, nice food and best girls.
I live in Seattle now. I really don't like the sun, so Seattle's pretty hard to beat. Snow in the mountains, great beer... cool people.If I had to chose somewhere else... it would be Berlin, Munich, or Venice.
Cape Town, for the climate, the scenery and the wildflowers.
Phuket, ThailandMoab, UtahBryce CanyonZionArches NPNext to McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leapin26/381702588/)
Hmm...... Where would a midwest born American man like to live....1 - Singapore2 - Japan3 - Where I already do... St LouisAlthough I've not seen New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Peru, Chile yet. They are on my list to visit so the list above could change.
Any place without leftwing dailykooks
I would live in a plastic bubble in Northern Wisconsin with a bunch of good books and a couple of cases of Jack daniels. No internet and no people....and take lots of naps
2. Anyplace without even the scent of a conservative.Uh oh, Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister of Italy, is the leader of the Forza Italia political movement, a centre-right party he founded in 1993. One of the most conservative figures in the EU. Italians have elected him 3 times already.Don't you feel stupid?
We hope to take trips to South America (e.g. Uruguay)I suggest you bring a flash light:http://tinyurl.com/69peguBeen to Uruguay a few times. They have a chichi New Year's party, during the summer, at Punta Del Este beach.
A couple of acres overlooking Monterey Bay, CA, and another, bigger place 200 klicks north of Santiago Chile.
Sidi Bou Said Tunisia...Keith you ought to visit its gorgeous.
Amsterdam. Best drugs anywhere. Or maybe Helsinki. Best women anywhere. Or maybe Boston. Best sports anywhere.
Ishinomaki, Japan. Small coastal city, I'd build a house next door to my wife's parents and chillax there all day, doing contract network design work for any Telco that will have me. I'd be an hour out of Sendai, and have local access to one of the best seafood markets in the world. And every night I'd drink Asahi and play Shogi with my father in law.Happy days.
Manarola, or one of the other five seaside towns in the CinqueTerra. Ligurian coast of Italy. Seacliff hikes, barely any cars, and great food.
I'm so surprised to see Bangkok near the top of the list. I live here now and the big advantage is affordability and year round warm weather (actually too damn hot for my tastes.) And there a lot of attractive women running around.But if money were no object I wouldn't live here. I'd prefer somewhere close to the high mountains but near a population center such as Argentina / Chile. Or perhaps Nepal for some part of the year. Failing that California would be OK.-BC
Either Gilligan's Island, Atlantis,Lake Wobegon, Xanadu, Xenophobia,Pyongyang, Times Beach, Bikini,Baghdad, Barrow, Khartoum,Zimbabwe, Khost, Myanmar, or L.A.
#1 must have its own water supply. That is paramount so any city is out of the question. The rural PA idea is nice but not PA. I would chose a more northerly destination since PA is headed to get GA weather soon. Also 100 acres is not nearly enough to keep you away from the idiots. Maybe 500+. Gin INdiana
Maplwood, NJ. Great place.
I would still live in the greatest nation in the world: the U.S.A. No other nation gives its' citizens so much freedom, liberties and rights. Also, we are the world's most prosperous nation.
Monmartre, Paris with the music of Edith Piaff wafting through the night air - then winter in Victoria, Seychelles...though I almost drowned there in 1980.
Summer home in Lake Tahoe, winter home in Phoenix area.
I just got back from Argentina. I loved it... couldn't live there. It would be great if you love huge open spaces, but as a city gal, I would need to stay in Buenos Aries. Too polluted. Too mutch violent crime. Too much poverty.
"I would still live in the greatest nation in the world: the U.S.A. No other nation gives its' citizens so much freedom, liberties and rights. Also, we are the world's most prosperous nation."I love the United States. I'm not naive to believe anon's post above. Sure, the US might rank the highest in ecconomic freedoms, but not in political rights: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=372.Heck, I actually know first hand of people moving to Canada for freedom. America isn't free enough to let gay people get married.I also believe that basic health care is a right. It's one that citizens in most modern democracies have... that Americans don't.P.S. When you respond and tell me to get the hell out of the country... you will be trying to repress political speach. As an American, I do love my country. I just want it to live up to it's ideas and promice.
Sorry, I won't reveal the paradise in which I have a second home. I wouldn't want all these Americans and Europeans screwing the place up, as usual. These zombie wannabes flock to a place to inflate everything, then they immediately become realtors and start bringing the sleazy Tommy Bahama crowd. Stay away, losers! Stay with your brainless Birkenstock fools.
Very nice dream list, people. Now snap back to reality because you'll be living in the United Communist States of Hussein Obama States.
I can think of a few places:New ZealandBrazilWhitefish Lake, MTAny tropical islandI'd have to have other conditions met though such as my being able to have my daughter and my sweet Eleanor with me.
First, I'd travel a lot. I'd own houses in:Portland ORNewport ORSomewhere in AustraliaBarcelona Spain
Boston or San Francisco. Portland and Seattle would be in my Top 5.
I would choose to live in Shangri-La
Santorini, Greece or Santa Barbara, CA. Laze around on the beach during the day, good food and wine during the evening.
Baghdad, of course...
A conservative in Italy is like a socialist anywhere else.The most conservative Italian is light years more liberal than the right wing fascist garbage that we have here.In fact, the most prosperous city in Italy and on many lists of the best places to live in the world is Bologna which has been run by communists for years.
Bryce CanyonZionArches NPNext to McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leapin26/381702588/)May 31, 2008 11:32 PM==================Dumb ass, you can't live in a national park.
Anon 7:12These lists are bullshit and you know it. Tell me one thing you - not some guy you know who knows a guy who heard from a guy that his sister's boyfriend's cousin had this or that happen - have been denied the freedom to do in the US. Have you been arrested for speaking out against a politician? Have you been fired from your job for speaking out? Have you been beaten up by a secret police member? It amuses me to no end when people get online and freely and openly bitch that they have no freedoms.Anyone who says the US is perfect is a fool. No place is perfect and never will be. However, when it comes to freedoms, you'll be hard pressed to find anything better than the US.As for the right of gays to marry, oohhh Canada says that's OK. But try writing something critical of Muslims in Canada and see how far you get before being brought up on charges for 'hate speech'. http://www.nypost.com/seven/12162007/postopinion/editorials/canadas_thought_police_72483.htmAnd you better watch out which part of the bible you read in Canada. Some it has been deemed 'hate speech' as well.http://www.religioustolerance.org/bibl_hate3.htmFreedom of speech means freedom of ALL speech. That includes speech that some people might no like. Canada's going in the direction where only certain speech is allowed. That's not freedom.
"Have you been beaten up by a secret police member?"I guess you didn't watch 60 minutes last night about Chicago's rogue SOS, secret cop force...Dope!
Dubai, most awesome place ever and the Dollar still rules!
I avoid ignorant people and places.But I guess I would choose a tolerableplace where I could do the most good.I can't live for security and comfort.(Maybe I wasted my time in Vn, butKorea and Cambodia showed what Redswere capable of doing to people.Maybe Jihadist would be the same.)
Japan,,,hummm, not bad, terrible weather, crowded, nice folks, good food. Lived there several years. Never did get enough nerve to try driving. Good trains. Women are great until they get Americanized.Phoenix (live there) love it, 90% great weather, dry heat, great medical facilities, prices overall are good, close to Vegas, LA, Diego, Frisco. Wisconsin Madison, (got a farm close by) great medicals facilities, weather not good cold/wet stormy. But, the farm is a good place to survive the coming world economy crash...
"The most conservative Italian is light years more liberal than the right wing fascist garbage that we have here.""liberal"??? Do you mean collectivist? or in the original Italian meaning of "fascism"; i.e. a bundle of sticks held together is stronger than one stick at a time?"In fact, the most prosperous city in Italy and on many lists of the best places to live in the world is Bologna which has been run by communists for years."The name "Bologna" should give a little hint. Ever thought of the subjectivity of people who compose those lists? There are half a dozen cities in Italy larger than Bologna, so it's obviously not the most popular by voting of the feet.
The best place on the planet to live is without a doubt Phoenix Arizona.
A conservative in Italy is like a socialist anywhere else.The most conservative Italian is light years more liberal than the right wing fascist garbage that we have here.The usual hogwash from the Birkenstock crowd. Have you ever been or lived in Europe? Are you talking about the same Italy that brought us Mussolini?Here's a bit of reality:Emerging from his first cabinet meeting as Italy's new prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday presented a series of forceful measures - from new restrictions on immigrants to a military-style strategy to tackle a longstanding garbage crisis in Naples - that presaged a direct, no-nonsense style of leadership uncommon in Italian politics."The state has to return to being the state," Berlusconi said at a news conference in the port city of Naples, where he held his first meeting in order to underline his commitment to solving the garbage crisis.It was an oblique reference, perhaps, to the center-left government of his predecessor, Romano Prodi, whose fractious coalition failed to pass effective policies either to clean up the estimated 50,000 tons of trash littering the streets of the city, or to assuage Italians' growing concerns about illegal immigration in the county. Berlusconi, a conservative, has a strong majority in Parliament.To increase consumer spending and spur industrial growth in a lackluster economic landscape, the cabinet also announced plans Wednesday to eliminate a residential property tax and reduce taxes on overtime pay and incentives for productivity. Berlusconi said it was time to put a country with zero growth "back on the path of development.""The security measures will allay the fear that citizens have," Berlusconi said. "It's their right not to be afraid anymore."The most restrictive measures will affect immigration, making illegal permanence in the country an offense punishable by jail time. Illegal immigrants will also be expelled more easily and quickly, and it will be possible to detain them in holding centers for a maximum of 18 months. Immigrants without documents can now be held for only 60 days.DNA tests will be carried out on immigrants hoping to join relatives already living legally in Italy to ensure that only close family members will be admitted to the country.A wave of anti-Roma sentiment in recent weeks - as well as concerns about high rime rates among Romanian immigrants, who have been part of the European Union since 2007 - translated into tougher legislation affecting EU citizens living in Italy.He also announced that Italy would join the so-called Prüm treaty - signed on May 27, 2005, and already adopted by several European countries - which allows police forces to compare and exchange data, including DNA, more easily.http://tinyurl.com/create.php
If it had to be a city:London (my true home)San FransicoHaifaOr - a place with big sky, interesting geology and few people:Southern UtahThe Orkneys in ScotlandThe Peloponnese in Greece
I'd probably choose Canada as it's a democracy and an oil exporter that is developed. Second choice is Australia (already have language installed).But I would leave the United States and leave the religious nuts and right-wingers behind.Places to NOT go to include China, anywhere in the Middle East, Burma, Singapore, North Korea, and other unsavory regimes too numerous to list.
prince edward island from march to november then somewhere warm for the winter months
Anyplace without even the scent of a liberal.
South of France, possibly England in the countryside.
The middle of nowhere in Alaska.
Someplace where the liberals and conservatives have some mutual respect.
South Korea.My wife's family lives there. I lived there for 3 1/2 years of the 1980's. I'd love to go back and live for between 2-6 years before coming back.I was back last year for the first time in 15 years. I loved their 100 mb internet to the apartment! I love their Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme (which use probably 1/3 - 1/5 the sugar ours do), I love my wife's family, and I loved that you can walk to just about anything.
Actually, I hope to go to North Korea someday, after it opens, as a missionary.I'd love to show those people some love after all of the suffering they have been through.I'd like to teach English and computers there, as well as the Bible and the Christian Faith.That would help out mr. anonymous a few posts back who wants to be away from the "right-wing religious nuts."
New Jersey?Compton?Who are these people???
So, I was all set to read about Canada's intolerance. I wanted to think that CA was less free than my beloved US. (Even though my 2 lesbian friends could get married in Vancouver.. and not in NYC.)*sigh* The hate speach case about posting bible quotes that talk about killing people cause they're gay. OK'ed by the 'cannuk court.The other reference was to an editorial in the NY Post. Never convincing.I'm not saying that Canada is all that. It's just somewhat more free than the US. Specifically in civil rights, immigration, and health care rights.The US is much better in economic rights.P.S. The irony is my friends moved to vancouver to get married... then 3 years later got divorced. Apparently gay marrages are the same as straight ones.
France.Because it's not Bushco mouth breather country.
--Japan,,,hummm, not bad, terrible weather, crowded, nice folks, good food. Lived there several years. Never did get enough nerve to try driving. Good trains. Women are great until they get Americanized.--UNTIL THEY GET AMERICANIZED... I hate hearing this from looser American men who want to bring back an Asian wife to be subservient. Japan's culture views modesty and acquiescence as signs of great integrity. Women with these characteristics are looked up to. So an American man wants to marry this type of woman bring her to the states where those exact characteristics are looked down upon. And then complains that she becomes Americanized.You are a pig.Oh, by the way...My choice would be the hills outside Byron Bay Australia. Beautiful!
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