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The five best places to live in the world, and why
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Ranman



Joined: 18 Aug 2012

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hamburg is nice, but a top 5 city to live in? I don't think so. The winters there are BRUTALLY cold.
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Julius



Joined: 27 Jul 2006

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KimchiNinja wrote:
Fox wrote:
KimchiNinja wrote:
Too cut off from the world.


That's what's so great about it. Hermit Kingdom!


Indeed, I get a lot of stuff done here; work, gym time, other interests. Nobody bugs me or cares what I do here. Isolation does have its advantages!


Yep. Isolation and anonymity = freedom.

Almost time to cut loose that facebook page.
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I'm With You



Joined: 01 Sep 2011

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada - any city in Canada. It's the best country in the world. And B.C. is the "best place on earth".

That, and Canadians are loved all over the world.
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cj1976



Joined: 26 Oct 2005

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm With You wrote:
Canada - any city in Canada. It's the best country in the world. And B.C. is the "best place on earth".

That, and Canadians are loved all over the world.


I hear it gets quite cold though.
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I'm With You



Joined: 01 Sep 2011

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cj1976 wrote:
I'm With You wrote:
Canada - any city in Canada. It's the best country in the world. And B.C. is the "best place on earth".

That, and Canadians are loved all over the world.


I hear it gets quite cold though.


Cold like Korea.
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cj1976



Joined: 26 Oct 2005

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm With You wrote:
cj1976 wrote:
I'm With You wrote:
Canada - any city in Canada. It's the best country in the world. And B.C. is the "best place on earth".

That, and Canadians are loved all over the world.


I hear it gets quite cold though.


Cold like Korea.


My Canuck friends tell me stories about -40 temperatures. That is insane. I would like to go to Canada though. Looks like a beautiful country, and Canadians seem like decent enough folk.
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Kiwigoddess



Joined: 07 Feb 2013

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a tourist to Canada, I thought it was very pretty and much like home (New Zealand), however drivers in Canada are crazy lol. Just my opinion based on my observations/experience Smile
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le-paul



Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Location: dans la chambre

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the best place ive lived was lucern/luzern, switzerland.
clean, reliable and cheap public transport, cheap accommodation, fashionable, good music scene, good sports scene, bars open almost constantly, healthy views of prostitution (alot of students would do it to subsidise school), you could buy hash in the stores, beautiful women, good quality beer on tap, beautiful scenery and most people could speak english (although i conversed in german usually), food wasnt too expensive if you knew where to shop, reasonable selection of foreign restaurants.

downside - people believing they belong to the police force (someone actually tried to run me down with a train once because i walked on the train tracks).

i cant think of anything else that would make me happy
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SeoulGerman



Joined: 09 Feb 2012
Location: Yeoksam-dong

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switzerland is beautiful, the only downsides are (if you're used to living in Korea) is that Sundays are pretty dead and other costs of living are very, very expensive.

I had a couple of months in Geneva - an awesome place an it's close enough to Lyon to have a few cheaper night outs / weekends away.
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edwardcatflap



Joined: 22 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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downside - people believing they belong to the police force (someone actually tried to run me down with a train once because i walked on the train tracks).



This matches my experiences there too. The scale of civic responsibility was awesome - hence the pristine state - but on the other hand people will shop each other to the police at the drop of a hat. Probably a great place to retire to but not so good if you're young and high spirited. As I was. The food is no great shakes either IMO.
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le-paul



Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Location: dans la chambre

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeoulGerman wrote:
Switzerland is beautiful, the only downsides ....other costs of living are very, very expensive.


i dont remember it being very expensive.
my rent was 150 pounds a month. for that i got a shared apartment with another guy. we had 6 rooms between us and my room was big enough to fit about 6 double beds.
i got all my stuff free from placing adds in the newspaper (eg snowboard, bike furniture etc.). Food was about the same if not less than the uk if you shopped around (eg farmers market). i paid about 50 quid a month for my train pass to work everyday. i could also use that to get into the ski resorts half price.
beer wasnt expensive if you didnt buy guiness etc.
we shared a car in a car pool so it cost us about 5 quid a month if we needed a car.
i was being paid about 3,000,000 krw a month for 10 hours a week work (plus bonuses - eg id be given 100 quid a month parking bonus, even though i took the train...).
i saved alot without even trying.
relatively, id say it wasnt expensive.
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I'm With You



Joined: 01 Sep 2011

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

British Columbia was voted best place on earth again! Plus' everyone loves Canadians! We are loved all over the world and we have the best country in the world!

Easy decision!
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geldedgoat



Joined: 05 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm With You wrote:
British Columbia was voted best place on earth again! Plus' everyone loves Canadians! We are loved all over the world and we have the best country in the world!


Must be because you export all the jackasses to places like Korea.
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rollo



Joined: 10 May 2006
Location: China

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brazil. Weather , music, people all amazing. Brazilian women , Argentina is also wonderful.
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markness



Joined: 02 Jan 2013

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

geldedgoat wrote:
I'm With You wrote:
British Columbia was voted best place on earth again! Plus' everyone loves Canadians! We are loved all over the world and we have the best country in the world!


Must be because you export all the jackasses to places like Korea.


I'm Canadian, and all I have to say is.... Laughing Nice one.
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