Which country would you move to?

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    Sep 14, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    If it was possible to move to a new country with a new job waiting for you along with nice benefits and a home, which country would you chose?
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    Sep 14, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    Why would I wanna move somewhere that I have to work? If I move to a different country, I wanna be retired and enjoy it. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 14, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    My own!.. Can't wait until I purchase that island! That Virgin record guy pisses me off! Lucky bastard! icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    Lol...You got me there! Well, you can't be one of those loafing, non-working immigrants we keep hearing about. Thinking about your reputation and safety, bro.
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidMy own!.. Can't wait until I purchase that island! That Virgin record guy pisses me off! Lucky bastard! icon_wink.gif


    I hear his home is up for sale, if that is any consulation...
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    yankinbc saidLol...You got me there! Well, you can't be one of those loafing, non-working immigrants we keep hearing about. Thinking about your reputation and safety, bro.
    Nah, Im just a loafing retiree (at an early age) that invested well instead of having to be the 'in crowd' at an early age. icon_wink.gif
  • JP85257

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    Sep 14, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    None of em. America is the greatest.

    I would move to Virginia and have a summer home there.
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidNone of em. America is the greatest.

    I would move to Virginia and have a summer home there.


    And I keep telling Canadians Americans aren't self-centered...
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    yankinbc said
    JP85257 saidNone of em. America is the greatest.

    I would move to Virginia and have a summer home there.


    And I keep telling Canadians Americans aren't self-centered...


    Its just an opinion. Dont get pussy hurt.
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    Come on, guys! Still not one country you'd move to?...
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    JP85257 said
    yankinbc said
    JP85257 saidNone of em. America is the greatest.

    I would move to Virginia and have a summer home there.


    And I keep telling Canadians Americans aren't self-centered...


    Its just an opinion. Dont get pussy hurt.
    Apparently your pussy hurts..
  • creature

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    Sep 14, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Canada, the UK, or one of those Scandinavian countries.
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    Sep 14, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    Probably one of the Scandinavian countries, from what I've gleaned so far. Or Canada, 'cause then visiting my family/friends would be easier. If I went to CA, I'd probably head for BC.

    It'd definitely be somewhere cold and with universal health care and a minimum of nutjobs getting their 15 months of fame. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • TrentGrad

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    Sep 14, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    yankinbc saidIf it was possible to move to a new country with a new job waiting for you along with nice benefits and a home, which country would you chose?


    Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark...maybe Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg as well.
  • Musicman91

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    Sep 14, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    Maybe Germany or Canada.
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    Sep 14, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    theantijock saidAbout that secure job, is one of those benefits a partner? Because without one I'd rather stay nearer to family. If I were to relocate away from family and without a partner I'd want to be where I'd have a better chance of meeting someone compatible which probably means an English speaking country to up the odds. Canada & England are too cold. So maybe New Zealand or Australia.

    If I had a partner or if the job came with one, then my horizon expands. I'd love the eastern Caribbean or SE Asia or South or Central America, please. I assume my new partner is bilingual so he'll be doing all the shopping? Also I presume the home comes with land transportation and water craft. Where do I sign up?


    I laughed when I read your posting stating 'Canada & England are too cold". Ninety percent of Canada's population lives 100 miles or less from U.S.-Canada border. I live just outside of Vancouver,BC. We don't live in igloos...
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    Sep 14, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    Even though I'm originally from Spain, I can't imagine returning there. I definitely wouldn't want to go back the way Spain is now. Things don't look good there. Plus I forfeited my citizenship when I turned 18. Considering the current state of affairs, giving up my citizenship was probably a good idea.

    I would probably consider Argentina, Uruguay, or South Korea. I have a lot of interest in those three countries.
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    Sep 14, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    theantijock said
    yankinbc saidI laughed when I read your posting stating 'Canada & England are too cold". Ninety percent of Canada's population lives 100 miles or less from U.S.-Canada border. I live just outside of Vancouver,BC. We don't live in igloos...


    Recently relocated north to central Florida and I'm thinking this place is a little too chilly in winter. Since leaving Jersey as a kid I've been in Ag zone 10b for most of my life and before that we were on St. Croix USVI. Now I'm in zone 9a and I have to figure out how to garden in it. There's less than a dozen palm trees I can have here. My last garden had over 30 species. How many types of palms could I grow in Canada?

    Igloos? I've never even driven with snow tires. But I'll consider it if I can work out of the house and the boyfriend keeps things hot.
    Well you chose inland central FL.. it IS damn cold in winter.. thats why I'm tempted on going down to the estate in PR permanently!
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    Sep 14, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    Australia, South Africa, or Germany. I could also live in Canada, or the Netherlands.
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    Sep 14, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Whimsically, I once wrote about a place that would be an intriguing country to move to, lol.

    "Ian’s feet took him briskly outside and yes, he could see a stumbling figure out on an open field where the street and its little buildings stopped.

    He hurried after; nothing he could imagine would be as satisfying as putting a few questions to this man. He puffed as he began running. He was large framed and the heat was enervating.
    The man ahead of him was the same build but much more agile. He began to slow down and Ian saw him stop by a jumble of washed up trees, their roots like strange hands, fingers splayed out in surprise. He felt a seismic ripple pass through him and heard a spoken word that vibrated in his bones.

    In front of him the entire sky and horizon bent towards itself from the ground up. The world looked at itself and the man stepped right down the middle. He vanished. Ian didn’t stop to think, to reason, to assess. He followed, his body responding with a surge of warmth as he passed the vertical split where the world’s edges met.

    A breeze, full with the inarguable resonance and wholeness of Here assailed him. Before him stretched a vista of greens; hues of purpled distances. The sky was bright with blue and an effervescent feeling of delight.

    Was it possible? Ian couldn’t analyze; his senses overwhelmed with a physical reality that seemed to emote. It wasn’t possible, and he walked into a land where the grasses felt sensuous under his shoes so intensely that he took them off, his mind blank with a shock so profound it simply accepted.
    His bare feet slid themselves into grass that tickled and seemed to soothe an ache in his feet he’d never been aware of, until its absence. He looked up at the sky. He took a deep breathe of air, clear and fresh but simultaneously full of scent. A foolish grin spread itself across his face and Ian felt his heart let go; unbound.

    Far, far off he saw a man flying, no, jumping through the sky.

    His jaw dropped. The man whisked upwards, arcing at a about a hundred feet and staying there as he soared on. Ian reached out a hand and ran after, some silly instinct telling him to jump too, and he did. Up he went, his legs stretched out below him, as though hopping from one stone to another across a stream. He gave in to the unreal and relaxed. It was all hallucination; a dream. He accepted and laughed.

    Exhilaration roared though him as he flew, as well and fast as the man in front of him. In moments he had caught up, sailing up to the man and waving inanely as he passed, unsure of how to stop. The man gave Ian a terrified look and dropped like a stone to the ground. Ian passed on, struggling now in effort to stop and go down. Some unexplained muscle worked, some idea hatched itself and some odd thought alone caused him to fall gently to earth.

    His feet touched cool grasses and he walked back to where Renot stood. Renot met Ian’s eyes and saw shock, exhaustion and fear, subdued by overwhelming strangeness, and recognition. Beneath it he found that deep silence he’d felt in himself.

    Ian’s eyes took in Renot.

    Here was the penultimate of all mysteries. He was spellbound. He looked into this man’s eyes and words and pictures came into his head. He saw the man regarding himself as Ian saw him. Why did he think that? A plethora of images of himself with the cup, its reason for existence, (and oh, that would take much contemplation); and this man’s name, Renot. Below it all, the knowledge that this man knew Ian by the same fashion.

    “Ian” croaked Renot. Ian jumped.

    “Renot” he replied, in equally hoarse tones. Thus their introduction on the great Plains of Perception, so named by the people who had settled there when Here was new. Ian regarded the face he’d seen in the cup. Renot looked back at this man who had seen Renot in the cup’s depths while holding it. The implications were not lost on him. And now Here this man was, Leaping after Renot as though he’d done it all his life, and directly speaking to Renot with Eyes only. Under it all a sense of vast Something, so large and deep no amount of exploring or imagining could ever define it. Mystery. A thrilling jolt of subconscious recognition swept him, head to toe.

    He became aware of a smile, spread across his face. Ian’s own grin answered. Automatically Ian raised his arm. Renot did the same and they shook hands in greeting. Pieces clicked into place, or so it felt. The entire world seemed to steady itself and a sense of wholeness engulfed them. Their hands separated only after both noticed them still connected and withdrew from each other in male self-consciousness."

    whew!

    -Doug

    PS Canada is fine with us, but once we're both retired, we'll probably sample a few places for vacations.
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    Sep 14, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    New Zealand!

    I spent about a month there two years ago and it's really nice. It's the only place I've ever been that looks better than the post cards.

    To move there, you need a skill or profession that they approve of (have need of). To visit, you need to show them that you have enough money to survive until you leave.
  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 14, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    Australia, the land downunda................ no question about it
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    Switzerland
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    Canada or New Zealand
    most friendly, care-free people! and tons of outdoor activities
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    switzerland, czech republic,prague particularly, france cause of my family, sweden/norway/finland, australia new zealand