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and the skiing isn't anywhere near good enough to warrant spending all winter there.
And don't go telling me it's not a country!
...On a less Daily Mail level, maybe Canada.
But if you don't like really cold weather, then you might not agree.
Finnish is like the hardest language in the world, and Finns tend to be very well-qualified and good at english, so you're unlikely to ever get a job.
the big diff is geography as most other decent countries are alot more spread out, so for example if you move to australia you aint living day to day in australia you are living in the city you choose as your home and anywhere else is a flight away, same with america really to a slightly lesser degree.
if you consider the lack of a language barrier as essential for full integration it rules out everywhere but..
- new zealand
I'm ignoring south africa cos who the fuck would want to live there.
Canada is nice but not alot happens and it can be cold as hell, on the + side visa arnt that tricky to get.
Australia is warm and sunny and nice but pretty backwards and it can be hard for a brit to get use to that, speaking from experience, again not alot happens unless your into sports....name australian bands on one hand for example ;)
NZ same deal as aus but with less bands and even crapper weather, also you have a huge risk of skin cancer in NZ for some wierd reason.
sooooo that leaves the slightly crazy USA, personallly i could do a year in New york, and probably live in CALI but I'd have to have a nice place to hide from the dumb and the crazy and advertising hell that is american media. Somewhere north of venice would be ok or out of the way bit like temecula. My personal experience is american can be heaven or hell on any given day or place though. The sad part is you aint getting a visa for US without marrying in or doing some PHD level pushing.
"I'm ignoring south africa cos who the fuck would want to live there."
No language barrier in Malta; everyone here speaks conversational English, jointly official state language alongside Maltese. The warmest waters in the Med, sunny every day for at least 6 months of the year. On the other hand, it is very dull at times, you'll never see decent live music again and most Maltese people are just...odd, in a way you can't really describe, but anyone who has spent significant time here will agree on. An alarming number are also unbelievably racist in such a casual way it's frightening. So yeah, it's probably not Malta.
and I can assure you I am not doing an PHD level pushing whatever that means. You just need to work for a company that have offices here and are prepared to transfer you.
This is the best place to live, LA is 6 hours away but also you can get to Washington in a couple of hours by train, Florida is 3 hours away and its not all Disney & fat people there so to save me wittering on America is best country to live in. FACT
definitionofself not here. Stupid internet
I work for an investment bank
Italy is alright but the supreme court seems a bit shady and, you know, the Mafia is a bit of a turn off.
What's that, you say? They actually have five or six DIFFERENT Mafia organizations? Operating independently of one another all over Italy, particularly strong in the south, and in fact are so powerful that their frequent turf wars result in hundreds of innocent deaths, shut down entire cities for weeks at a time, and have turned much of southern Italy into a quasi-third world country?
Oh. Well, not Italy then.
Someone just read some mafia books didn't they.
So I "answered" with Italy, but changed my mind midway through my suggestion.
all usually seem to come out quite well in these sorts of lists. I want to move to Canada because I'm lazy and also would like to see bands occasionally as well as have a non-censored internet.
would be hard in japan
plus they're a pretty xenophobic bunch, in general.
for real, like
Pros: Huge amounts of open space, spread out cities, relatively cheap cost of living, very diverse, relatively healthy economy, good weed, good music scenes in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, people are generally nice, universal healthcare, much more liberal with respect to individual freedom than America, we own the arctic (that's right).
Cons: It is cold as fuck, don't plan on seeing many bands if you don't live in one of the cities mentioned above, joke of a political system, always overshadowed by America, lack of distinct culture.
I'm seriously considering a move at some point after University, or at least working there for a year with BUNAC. Do you have any particular favourite city out of the main three? Will people hate me if I speak English in Montreal?
just in Quebec.
Our entire culture is comprised of bits and pieces of Britain and America, definitely my least favourite aspect of it.
Some of your pro's could be seen as cons, i don't really like the open space cause its not like its breathtaking views or anything (majority of it). and universal healthcare isn't necessarily a good thing.
It can be pretty dull here. All three of those cities are pretty good, but most people say they like Montreal and Vancouver more than Toronto. Vancouver has really nice weather (for Canada) and is really beautiful so I might suggest that one. Montreal is very much a bilingual city - some speak only English and few speak only French. _antilovesong is right, Quebec is the last real French-speaking Canadian city.
HONESTLY. Best ever. I love it
actually doubles as our national security agency and they will fuck you up.
they have my favourite women. i'd move there.
brazil, just seems too touristy
you indie cunts
i want to live there, after a stint in england (hopefully london)
Americans are the real cunts.
youre from like canada, youre just their hat. shuddup, hat.
the fact that most of my family apart from parents and such live scattered around it, the freedom(its legal to sarcifice animals for religious purposes. HOW MENTAL IS THAT), the sheer scale and variety of it, the fact its the only country i get all romantic about. also other reasons.
America is the best because you happen to have family there, want to kill animals(?), have been tricked into thinking that the freedom in America is somehow different than in any other democratic state (see Scandanavia, UK, Canada, Australia etc.), and because you romanticize it. Well done. Since you appear to be an insufferable dickhead, you would fit in well. I know that not all Americans are arrogant, but many are and to say that Canada is "America's hat" because we are above them is just stupid. Try getting by without our oil reserves, just try it.
what would you do then, smart guy
AND ENGLISH IS MY FIRST LANGUAGE
east coast in general maybe idk rly. like id like to do a roadtrip to visit the scattered relations some summer, but ive only met a couple of them so idk how realistic that is.
also, visiting; TEXAS, CALIFORNIA (THE WHOLE STATE), michigan
where would you recommend alley?
I like the coasts. NYC is amazing and I definitely also want to live there someday for awhile.
it's -11 outside right now
I'm from Canada (toronto), and i never understand why people want to live here. yes the crime rate is low, but that's because for the most part people are spread out, our population is smaller then california yet like 20 times the area of california. on top of that we hibernate half the year in our homes, since it's so fucking cold which greatly decreases the opportunity for crime to occur. i actually read somewhere that higher temperatures correlate more with aggression, but it's more likely that you're too cold to start shit and you don't go out as much when it's cold.
i think u.s.a. gets a bad rap because they're the top dog, but the hatred people have for America most likely stems from jealousy. people will always try and pick away at whoever is on top. you don't care about whoever is third, you just want to be first, so you bash whoever is first not the other competitors.
of the places i've been i really like northern california, it has a stable temperate climate, and even when you're in a city like san fransisco you don't have to go far to seem like you're far from the city, since the area is surrounded by hills and mountains, some parts you even feel like you're in a forest when you're in the city. the area always seems so lush since it stays warm year round, whereas in canada in the winter the landscape looks quite barren.
It's quite a bit better than Scotland to live in.
i think i will probably end up living in england for a while, but there's no way in hell i'd settle there. everyone has stupid accents, no free degrees and you can't get a half pizza supper ANYWHERE. hell on earth.
i reckon france would be quite nice, but i don't think they like vegetarians and people who don't speak their language very well.
and that, like anyone, they will appreciate you effort. I still don't believe her. I have an outright phobia about speaking French with the French.
Vancouver by a country mile.
On a UK only basis then much of then Bristol, North Cornwall, North Devon, West Dorset or Brighton.
didn't wow me.
However I would nominate the PNW in general.
has the worlds best golfer
or does every corner operate on a timeshare basis between the two?
But then I've grown up in Michigan where the winters suck & it gets too cold to want to go outside (nowhere near as cold as certain parts of Canada though). I want to move to the UK after spending so much time staying with the half of the family that lives there. For me, it's so much better, but to each their own. I'd reckon I'd do sometime in some other places too for different reasons. :)
but thats obvious I guess. I just think its a wonderful place. The people are down to earth and honest, the food is fucking amazing, proper seasons (freezing winters, hot summers), football on free tv every night, cheap beer, green hills, loads of old revolutionaries and retired facists.