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*IF* you decided that you wanted to move to another country (anywhere in the world), where would it be and why?

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Australia - the weather, it is part of the Commonwealth so moving there would be easier then another country, and DH and I could easily get jobs in our fields

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Austria~Strasburg area.

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Italy. Food and scenery.

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Hmm. I don't know.

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I already did, I moved to America!

Next up would be France or Holland (Amsterdam, specifically).

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Somewhere in Europe that doesn't get too cold, probably along the Mediterranean. Spain, south of France, Italy, Greece, any of those would be fine for me.

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Norway! It is beautiful and has a low crime rate and a high standard of living. I also think I would fit in quite nicely there. Smile

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New Zealand.

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It is interesting that you all have a place picked out.

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England. I have always wanted to go there, and even considered working there years ago, I was a few hundred dollars off what I calculated I would need savings wise to get there and set myself up before my wages came in. The plan I would go and get set up and hubby (then boyfriend) would follow once he got visas and stuff set up

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

It is interesting that you all have a place picked out.

It was more process of elimination than having a place I dream about. I don't want to live near a war zone or where it's exceedingly hot or cold. I won't live anywhere I'm considered a second-class citizen just for being born a woman. There are some governments I would not want to support with my tax dollars. There are some places I'm just not much interested in. My second pick was Japan. The ability to hop on a train to research my family history was the boost for Europe.

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Singapore. We lived there for 3 years when I was in middle school, and went back about 13 years ago to visit my parents when they had moved back there for a few years.

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"Spacers" wrote:

It was more process of elimination than having a place I dream about. I don't want to live near a war zone or where it's exceedingly hot or cold. I won't live anywhere I'm considered a second-class citizen just for being born a woman. There are some governments I would not want to support with my tax dollars. There are some places I'm just not much interested in. My second pick was Japan. The ability to hop on a train to research my family history was the boost for Europe.

See, I am not sure where I would go outside of the US. I think much of Europe is more liberal. While there are other places I would like to visit, I do not think there are other places I want to live. Much of that is probably ignorance in that I have never been outside of the US except for CA.

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"ange84" wrote:

England.

Me too. I love it there, my favourite place on earth.

Which is how you can tell I'm not English. Real English people can't say good things about their country. LOL.

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Turkey. Because I am already a citizen there and most of my family is there as well.

ETA: It's also BEAUTIFUL, I love the culture, and there is always something fun to do and something delicious to eat Smile

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IDK. Not England because that's where I was born and I'm not crazy about the lifestyle but the history is amazing. Somewhere in the EU probably, since I have an EU passport and it would be easy to move. Hmm. Maybe Australia. We have family there just north of the Sunshine Coast. But, I like summers that aren't too smoking hot. This is a hard one. Hmm. I kind of like Canada, truth be told.

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

but the history is amazing.

I do love the whole history of England. Castles and knights and such.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I do love the whole history of England. Castles and knights and such.

Yeah, it's pretty cool. Westminster Abbey is amazing - all those royal families buried there. I saw a building that was hit by cannon fire back in the 1500s or something and there was a 'dent' in the wall shaped like a cannonball. I guess it didn't explode. Smile The Tower of London is super cool - the 'block' is still out in the courtyard where they'd hold the executions. I saw the crown jewels - OMG, you can't even believe the stuff is real.

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I am not sure I want to live there, but I think it would be fun to visit.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

Turkey. Because I am already a citizen there and most of my family is there as well.

ETA: It's also BEAUTIFUL, I love the culture, and there is always something fun to do and something delicious to eat Smile

My sister lived in Istanbul for a while and she loved it -- the food, the culture, the history, the people, etc. I visited her there and could not believe the history when we traveled outside of the city too, just amazing how ancient some of it is. Also that soup! That amazing soup! I don't even like lentil soup but their lentil soup is insane.

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Is it a bit orangish/red in color? That's Mercimek Corbasi. It's quite easy to make and they even sell the packets of the soup in Turkish grocery stores. I can get the recipe from my mom if you'd like, and if we buy any packets (homemade is obviously better but the packets still taste good) perhaps I can send you a few if you're interested.