If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

United States
March 1, 2008 11:58pm CST
Hello MyLotters! If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I haven't traveled very much and have no idea where my perfect place would be. If I could find a place that had Springtime temperatures without thunderstorms, that would be perfect for me. I don't mind rain though. Is there such a place?
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@sergedan (768)
• Romania
2 Mar 08
Hello! I live in Cluj-Napoca, Romania right now and as someone who's only been to 3 place in his life,I'd live in a better neighbourhood from the same city.So far I haven't seen anything better than my home-city.
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• United States
2 Mar 08
I just looked up Cluj-Napoca, Romania on Wikepedia. It's the 3rd largest city in Romania according to them. Wow! Is there a lot of things to do there? Wikepedia also says it hosts the largest university in the country, Babes-Bolyai, with famous botanical gardens. I don't know if that means famous world-wide, or famous in Romania only.
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@sergedan (768)
• Romania
5 Mar 08
Yes,there are many things to do ,also our city keeps expanding, we'll have all these new neighbourhoods and constructions ,this is another reason for why I want to stick around and see it evolve.Our Botanical Garden is well-known in Europe.If you want to know more things about Cluj ,check out this link: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Romania/Judetul_Cluj/Cluj_Napoca-519167/Things_To_Do-Cluj_Napoca-BR-1.html
@kbourgerie (8775)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Its not really where I'd live so much as who I lived near. I am seperated from my daughter who is 9. I wouldn't care where I lived as long as I was close to her.
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• United States
2 Mar 08
Hi kbourgerie, so sorry to learn of your situation. :-( You're right, you can live in the "best place" in the world. But it's not so great if you don't have loved ones around you.
@bfarrier1 (2083)
• United States
2 Mar 08
A place that always has Springtime temperatures sounds good but I like a good thunderstorm ever once in awhile as long as there not severe.I really like the rural area I can't take the city life tried it for 10yrs. and that was plenty.I guess I would live right here where I am since I am happy here.Have a great day!
• United States
2 Mar 08
That's true. A light thunderstorm isn't so bad and it helps freshen the air. I was thinking of the kind with high winds and tornadoes. We had one incident with high winds. It took out telephone poles on our street and lifted our garage door that we'd just removed 20 feet into our neighbor's yard. I'm happy, for the most part, where I live also. I think I'd like to live somewhere that the weather was constantly spring-timish though. Then again, there'd probably be someting else to contend with . Such as insects. I do like the winter for that very reason. Less insects!
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@bfarrier1 (2083)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Yes I don't like those storms that get out of control either.Winter here has been bad and we have more coming tommorrow night but today it is 60 degrees and I seen a wasp just awhile ago I thought with all the freezing there would be no insects at all lol,Spring is 18 days away!Have a great day!
• United States
3 Mar 08
Not too hot, not too cold? you don't mind rain? It sounds like Southern California is the place for you. For me I like it here in Northern Virginia.We have good spring weather and the fall is beautiful, if we get enough rain. The drawback is the hazy hot summers and it may snow during the winter. I am close enough to D.C.It has been home to me for a very long time. There are two places I would love to visit though. Tuscany and Chicago. Tuscany would be beautiful . It would have the spring weather you were looking for.And Chicago has a few sights I would like to see.
• United States
5 Mar 08
I have never been to California, only seen it on tv. It does look nice though. When I told my husband of my dream place to live he said I'd like San Diego.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 08
I haven't been out of my country but I have seen places and news about other countries on the tv, internet, radio and media..and I guess I would still want to live here in the Philippines because here in our country we show respect to the elders unlike other countries I have heard of children talking back to their parents or placing elders in nursing homes..We don't do that here..We don't have wars in our country, no hurricanes, twisters, very large tidal waves or big earthquakes...Here in our country there are no racist..there are no punishment like cutting of hands or heads or any part of your body like in other country if you do something bad..Here in our country we don't get jailed just for a piece of wrapper thrown on the floor, or for reading the bible..Religion is free here..And Christmas and New Year are so very well celebrated here..Christmas spirit is felt as early as September...I would like to see other countries but wouldn't want to live there even if their benefits are good. I want to go see Spain since I am half Spanish and would want to see where my other half came from..lol..I would like to go to New Orleans because of the voodoos, withcraft and Mardi gras..I study witchcraft if your wondering why...I would also like to go to England..because I want to see a real castle..a real Royalty family..And also anywhere where there is snow since I haven't seen any as of yet. I guess that's all I have to say. :)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Your country does sound very nice. I don't like the idea of the elderly being put into nursing homes either. However, I'm not sure how some elderly can be taken care of otherwise. Especially those with mental disorders and physical needs that are beyond the ability of family members. How does your country do it? I also think that respect for elders has gone way down in this country from the time I was a child.
@sheils_7 (12)
• India
3 Mar 08
Im from Mumbai, India originally. I have been in the U.S, Dallas to be specific for about 7 months now and I hate it! SO there's one place where I wouldnt wanna be :) But I have to say that I love New York!I have just spent a couple of days there but its so lively and colorful and noisy! Just like back home :) But you know what I really wanna do....travel all over the world and eventually go right back to Mumbai! :)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I think it's interesting that some people like the city and noise while others like the quiet of the country - or less noise in the suburbs. It's great that we have such a variety to choose from!
@yannycui (377)
• China
2 Mar 08
I like to live in forest. Every day when I open the door, I can see the green mountain and breathe the fresh air. Every afternoon, I will have a walk around the montain and listen to the sing of the bird.
• United States
2 Mar 08
That sounds nice. Then you could see the forest animals as well. Elk, deer, rabbit, squirrels. Depending on where the forest is.
@mrtimharry (1182)
2 Mar 08
I think I would like to live somewhere in the Austrian Tyrol, near Innsbruck. Would love to live where it snows in winter, but is also close enougth to weasily travel to the rest of central and western Europe New Zealand wouldn't be bad though
• United States
2 Mar 08
I enjoy looking at the snow, but not being in it. I don't mind the snow as long as the roads have been cleared. But I definitely prefer the warmer climate.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I bet I'll freak out some mylot members not too keen with me, with my choices. Rest assured guys I'm not moving... yet... Nassau, Bahamas Toronto, Canada London, UK Barcelona, Spain Munich, Germany Sapporo, Japan Seoul, South Korea Ceru, Philippines Bologna, Italy Kishiwada, Japan Amsterdam, Netherlands Trieste, Italy And for your question, Springtime temperatures without thunderstorms? I can't think of a place. Seems rather impossible.
@jesiear (53)
3 Mar 08
I like springtime temperature palce too. Do you know Shenzhen city in China?That is a good place to live ,not to cold ,not to hot,and near the sea,the temperature here is comfortable for us to live ,but the house's price is too high. After my graduation,I leave my hometown to work in Shenzhen,by now it is 3 years long,and I very much adapt to this place,once I went home-town,the knot will appear on my face.hahaha.. If you have a chance to come here,just forward to me.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
I live in the Philippines and I think I will stay here if I am to choose where to live. Despite the problems here, I still love my country. We have beautiful beaches, the weather is great. In fact a lot of tourist and foreigners are living here since they love the place. Though I wanted to travel to Europe and the United States but does not intend to stay for so long. Maybe just for a vacation and sight seeing.
• Indonesia
3 Mar 08
I would wanna live right here, I love my hometown regardless it's limits. I grew up here, it's a big town, you can find anything here and I'm sure it will grow up to be a better city and a better country in whole.
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
When most would dream of living a life in the United States, I would have to say I'd like to live in New Zealand. I've seen how beautiful the country is on various television shows and movies (um, LOTR) and how relaxed their lifestyle is. I also think that it being less populated makes me opt for New Zealand all the more.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Hi, for me it would be warm, tropical, sunny, beach, laid-back, I guess Tahiti it is! If I had to stay state side, Key West Fla, which is where my mother was born would be island paradise for me. Open a quaint bed and breakfast and just chill. Thanks for the fantasy!
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
3 Mar 08
All I would like to find is a place that has no tornados, no hurricanes, no earthquakes, is there such a place. I don't mind the rain or the thunderstorms, as long as they are not severe. Guess at my age and I have been through Katrina and the tornado of 1974 in Xenia, Ohio that wiped out the city, I just want a place where I know I'm safe don't have to pack and run from a storm or hide in the basement everyother day. I have been to Hawaii and the place is beautiful, guess if I could live anywhere it would be there.
@msanin (131)
• Canada
3 Mar 08
I would like to live in Vancouver, BC.. or a nice place where no winter exist. maybe California or somewhere around there.. when i get older like 50 or so i would love to live next to the ocean, anywhere in the Caribbean would be perfect .. wish me luck with that .. :P..
@chris1314 (787)
2 Mar 08
I would love to live in Skiathos in Greece, because i have been there on holiday for 5 times now, they have such a laid back life, now worries, its great ... and they have very hot summers =] and very cold freezing winters =]. Also, i havnt been there, but Australia, it sounds really good there, nice place, and modern :) Chris
@mollyrose (415)
• United States
2 Mar 08
I would love to live in either Hawaii because of the tropical environment and beaches, Italy because of the history and beauty or Switzerland because it also has alot of history and true beauty. Actually anywhere that doesnt' have any violence or war and lots of friendly people and good jobs. I live in a horrible small town with rude people and very few jobs.