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Old 05-03-2008, 04:25 AM   #1
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If you HAD to permanently live in another country

where would you choose to live ? I'd choose Australia as it's a bit similar to South Africa in terms of climate, sports, way of life etc.so it would be easier to adapt (plus there's loads of other South Africans who have already emigrated (just as long as I don't have to convert completely and cheer for the Australian rugby/cricket teams lol :-))


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Old 05-03-2008, 04:49 AM   #2
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We would never ask that of you!! LOL

Prior to being an adult, England would always been my choice due to my heritage, and may be still in an ideal world, but the economics of the place would prevent me from doing so today.

New Zealand would probably be my more realistic decision for now. I would enjoy giving Japan a go.

Have a hard job thinking of living in another country thru choice though. Australia is pretty big, so if I had to leave Perth, I would first and foremost think of another Australian location.

Wherever I was, they would have to have good health care available.

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Old 05-03-2008, 05:11 AM   #3
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If I had to live in another country (a question I have actually asked myself), it would be Canada, for basically the same reasons you mentioned. Their way of life is pretty close to how we live, and English is spoken in most of Canada. If I had to live on another continent, it would be Australia. I have always had a certain fascination with Australia anyway.

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Old 05-03-2008, 07:10 AM   #4
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I have only been to Canada, Jamaica, and The Dominican Republic. I would have to visit other countries before I would know if I would want to live there or not. Israel and Japan both would probably interest me though.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:48 AM   #5
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Spain, preferably on an island in the Balearics. That is where I plan to retire!
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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The States. This time next year, I should be there.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:33 AM   #7
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:22 AM   #8
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i would stay right where i am -- central ny
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I like the changing of the seasons and we get hot summers and cold winters. but over all not bad.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #9
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If I could afford it, Scotland. Or, second choice, rural England. But with the pound at two bucks can rarely afford to go there, let alone relocate.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:44 AM   #10
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We've already bought the condo and it awaits us in Mexico.
I just have to make this man of mine retire.

The family also has a house in Greece. Don't think I want to live there but...
sure would be nice to spend a few months there every year.

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