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DiminishingInsanity

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Which Country?
« on: August 09, 2012, 03:14:26 AM »
If you could live in any country you wanted to. Lets say there was no language barrier, which one would you pick and why?
« Last Edit: August 09, 2012, 03:21:40 AM by DiminishingInsanity »
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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 06:28:50 AM »
Recently I've become quite interested in this subject. Businessweek rates Denmark the happiest country in the world, but the long dark seasons are not to my liking. Switzerland comes next, but the cost of living is a bit high.

In Belize it's possible to live quite well for $500/month, and the national language is English. The only thing is they get hurricanes, and their healthcare isn't as good as in America. Thailand has excellent health care and so does Costa Rica, they are also cheap, but they have their own language to learn. The Philippines is also interesting, and then there's Panama ...

The more I research this the more there is to research. Generally speaking

- Cost of living

- Healthcare

- Safety i.e. stability/natural disasters

- Special Benefits for Retirees

- Climate and natural beauty

are the main things that I look for. If anybody knows any great places I'd love to hear about it.
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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 08:15:20 PM »
I would move to Italy in a heartbeat.  I have always wanted to and would love to get the chance.  If not Italy then some place like Tahiti or Bora Bora...I am also assuming since no language barrier that I could find a nice paying job or have some retirement income coming my way.

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 10:27:42 PM »
That's great. Would you explain your reasons?
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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 09:46:20 PM »
I really can't see myself living in a country other than mine. I don't even want to live in another state. I  have tried it and really didn't like it. The cost of living is very high here, but I enjoy the freedoms and the opportunities here.

I do want to visit other countries. I would love to stay 6 months or so and then move on to another country. That seems very exciting to me and it's completely possible with some planning. Being female has some inherent risks and it's the main reason why I have done it. Plus, my passport has expired. :)

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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 09:49:22 PM »
I sort of moved from the UK to Spain in 2008. I say 'sort of,' because we still spend a lot of time in the UK, and we haven't taken up residence in Spain. However, it's my dream country, because the cost of living is cheaper, and because we live near the salt lakes, the dry heat helps my arthritis pain, and the breathing problems I have, so I'm much fitter than I am in the UK. The Spanish are mad when they get behind the wheel, but as long as you understand that, it's much better driving here. The roads are good, and theyre nowhere near so crowded.

The people are friendly and laid back, and the food is great. Also, there's hardly any rain, and even the winters are not really cold. Health care is excellent and free at the point of delivery, as in the UK. What's not to like?

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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012, 02:45:47 AM »
I'm not sure, there's so many cool places in the world.
I'm tempted to say Russia, simply because I like cold weather and I'd love to see a lot of the old buildings. Plus I really like the language.
However I actually think there's a lot of political and social issues I'd have disagreements with over the long term so I don't think I'd be happy there.

Realistically I'd just like to live somewhere remote with little human development and low population.

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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 05:29:05 PM »
I'm not sure, there's so many cool places in the world.

That's the point I'm at right now. With hundreds of countries and at the rate I'm going it may be months, but when I have a reasonable picture I'll post my findings. This is actually a topic that greatly interests me. One day I'll retire someplace nice.

I'm tempted to say Russia, simply because I like cold weather and I'd love to see a lot of the old buildings. Plus I really like the language.
However I actually think there's a lot of political and social issues I'd have disagreements with over the long term so I don't think I'd be happy there.

I actually have a lot of love for the Russian people. I'm not sure why, but even growing up in the cold war I never disliked them. I have visited both Moscow and Leningrad. I wish the politics between our two countries were better.

Realistically I'd just like to live somewhere remote with little human development and low population.

I also prefer some place not too crowded. Whenever I visit Denver I find it more difficult to be at peace. Especially when I'm driving. Thanks for your comments.
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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 05:46:29 PM »
I really can't see myself living in a country other than mine. I don't even want to live in another state.

Which country/state do you live in if you don't mind me asking.

I  have tried it and really didn't like it. The cost of living is very high here, but I enjoy the freedoms and the opportunities here.

What sorts of freedoms and opportunities?

Being female has some inherent risks and it's the main reason why I have done it. Plus, my passport has expired. :)

I hope you always stay safe.
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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 05:52:15 PM »
Sandra Piddock, about how many euros would a single guy need per month to live in Spain? Great people and great food sounds really awesome. Is it safe there? How easy is it to become a citizen?
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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 06:19:33 PM »
It would be France for sure. I fell in love with this country when I first traveled to Paris six years ago. Paris is absolutely beautiful and breath-taking. I don't think any place in the world can be as enthralling as Paris. It was love at first sight. And isn't French a lovely language? I know the basics of French and I get chills just by listening to the tapes because the sounds are just ridiculously delicious (A weird expression, right?). I like how French people enjoy their lives to the fullest and insist on perfection in many areas.

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2012, 05:39:01 PM »
I really don't know enough about other countries' way of living to know for sure. I do know that I loved living in Canada and would go back in a heartbeat. I wouldn't deal with a language barrier there either unless I landed in Quebec or something.

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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2012, 10:40:26 PM »
I always wanted to live in Portugal. My dad lived in Portugal in his 20s and loved it. Anywhere in Europe would be nice because in EU you can travel for maybe 100 miles and suddenly will find yourself in a totally new and different culture. In Canada you can't do that. We are a large country and are bordered by the US on both sides.

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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2012, 06:06:34 PM »
If you could live in any country you wanted to. Lets say there was no language barrier, which one would you pick and why?
Hi,
the only place where you can work out your present karma is right were you are. Going some other place doesn't help. If you feel a strong pull to move somewhere else, or if circumstances push you towards a place, then don't resist. Go with it. But, try to do the best you can right where you are, as long as you are there. Forget about the greener grass somewhere else. Accept that this is the best place for you, even if you don't really feel it. Life put your in your present place for a reason. At this moment this is the best place for you.
The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita (about doing my duty wherever life puts me) helped me a lot in this regard.
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Re: Which Country?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2012, 07:26:26 PM »
If you could live in any country you wanted to. Lets say there was no language barrier, which one would you pick and why?
Hi,
another answer could be:
Board the train of Discrimination at Kashi and travel to the magical country of Peace. There you will be presented with the key to the City of OM and the Lei of eternal Brotherhood by the Lord of Equality, Shiva.
You will be able to enjoy for as long as the mind shall allow the invigorating hot springs of overwhelming bliss and ecstasy.

Chris K.