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pauldxb Nov 10th 2011 10:17 am

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 
I like Dubai but I was considering where else i would move to... most of my friends have suggested Australia but it has never appealed to me

Spugsy Nov 10th 2011 10:47 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by pauldxb (Post 9724767)
I like Dubai but I was considering where else i would move to... most of my friends have suggested Australia but it has never appealed to me

Oz is amazing mate, we'll be there for NYE and hopefully living there in a few years.

Mrs Spugsy got a call from some headhunters about a job in the Maldives, I was hoping to lie on a hammock all day with my laptop freelancing and going fishing and diving and drinking rum, but nowt happened in the end.

Gutted.

pauldxb Nov 10th 2011 10:50 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 9724823)
Oz is amazing mate, we'll be there for NYE and hopefully living there in a few years.

Mrs Spugsy got a call from some headhunters about a job in the Maldives, I was hoping to lie on a hammock all day with my laptop freelancing and going fishing and diving and drinking rum, but nowt happened in the end.

Gutted.

Really... its just so far from anywhere (could be a good thing i guess)

co durham boy Nov 10th 2011 10:50 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by pauldxb (Post 9724767)
I like Dubai but I was considering where else i would move to... most of my friends have suggested Australia but it has never appealed to me

There's hundreds of places on the planet which i would live and none of them would ever include a country or city in The Gulf .

I'll take Hong Kong , Bangkok , Singapore , New York , London , Sydney , Copenhagen , Kuala Lumpa , Madrid and Tokyo .

Dubai wouldn't even get in my top 10 , the city punches well above it's weight compared to the big boys

pauldxb Nov 10th 2011 10:54 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by co durham boy (Post 9724831)
There's hundreds of places on the planet which i would live and none of them would ever include a country or city in The Gulf .

I'll take Hong Kong , Bangkok , Singapore , New York , London , Sydney , Copenhagen , Kuala Lumpa , Madrid and Tokyo .

Dubai wouldn't even get in my top 10 , the city punches well above it's weight compared to the big boys

you are probably right but for me the low crime issue is a major plus for Dubai. That and its only 7hrs from London

littlejimmy Nov 10th 2011 11:00 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 
South of France, Portugal, Greece. Somewhere sunny but relatively civilised.

co durham boy Nov 10th 2011 11:00 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by pauldxb (Post 9724839)
you are probably right but for me the low crime issue is a major plus for Dubai. That and its only 7hrs from London

There's plenty crime in Dubai mate , you're just not affected as you're higher up the food chain .

Just like Jemima and Tabatha in Holland Park don't see the crack dealing dens in Stoke Newington ...;)

Scamp Nov 10th 2011 11:05 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by pauldxb (Post 9724767)
I like Dubai but I was considering where else i would move to... most of my friends have suggested Australia but it has never appealed to me

Agree - full of Australians.

I fancy Hong Kong, or, believe it or not - the States.

Scamp Nov 10th 2011 11:07 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by littlejimmy (Post 9724850)
South of France, Portugal, Greece. Somewhere sunny but relatively civilised.

My old man retired to one of the Greek islands - his opinion is that it was a bad move (albeit 10 years ago)....the country is a mess.

That being said, outside of Athens the place is lush.

pauldxb Nov 10th 2011 11:10 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 9724870)
My old man retired to one of the Greek islands - his opinion is that it was a bad move (albeit 10 years ago)....the country is a mess.

That being said, outside of Athens the place is lush.

i am half Greek so of course biased but i love the islands, naturally beautiful !

pauldxb Nov 10th 2011 11:11 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 9724866)
Agree - full of Australians.

I fancy Hong Kong, or, believe it or not - the States.

I actually looked at the states too

moneypenny20 Nov 10th 2011 11:18 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by pauldxb (Post 9724830)
Really... its just so far from anywhere (could be a good thing i guess)

It's not a long way from places not far away. Just a long way away from far away places.:lol:

Scamp Nov 10th 2011 11:20 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 

Originally Posted by pauldxb (Post 9724880)
i am half Greek so of course biased but i love the islands, naturally beautiful !

That makes more sense.

I love the place, just don't think it'd be a wise one to be buying into at the moment....that aside, Western Crete (where the old man lives) is amazing.

Bahtatboy Nov 10th 2011 11:35 am

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 
[During a late lunchtime...]

Nirvana—that special place with:

England's pubs, heritage, clouds, greenery, and sense of fair play and humour
Monaco's per capita GDP
Japan's restaurants, punctuality and code of honour
Scandinavia's fjords
Ireland's Guinness
Germany's economic drive
Italy's style
Egypt's casinos
Paraguay's hyroelectricity
Monaco's climate and image

So where come's closest?

If I weighted (scoring 1-10) the above in terms of what's most important, it would be:

England's pubs, heritage, clouds, greenery, and sense of fair play and humour: 10
Monaco's climate and image: 8
Japan's restaurants, punctuality and code of honour: 8
Italy's style: 7
Germany's economic drive: 6
Paraguay's hyroelectricity: 6
Qatar's per capita GDP: 4
Scandinavia's scenery: 4
Ireland's Guinness: 2
Egypt's casinos: 1

And then scored the top 10 countries in each category…

My quasi-scientific results?

1st Japan
2nd UK
3rd Canada
4th Italy

Abu Dhabi didn't register, but then I don’t live here :(

mentalist Nov 10th 2011 12:11 pm

Re: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be & why
 
Isn't Japan and especially Tokyo somewhat over-populated and prone to natural disasters? It really depends on whether you still have to work in the country concerned or if you can simply retire gracefully. Oz is definitely out of the equation for me, primarily because it has 90% (or thereabouts) of the world's most poisonous spiders and snakes living there. The islands of Madeira and Cephalonia would be high up on my list.


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