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Old 12-12-2014, 03:14 AM
 
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Hey there, my and my partner live in Scotland in the UK. I grew up here, but this country is too crowded there is really no space. My partner is Irish-American and thus a US citizen. I've experience living America as I worked in Los Angeles in my 20's (late thirties now).

We have no kids and we want to live a rural kind of lifestyle. Somewhere green with lots of nature, preferably in the mountains, but with reasonable access to a job center (I'm a nurse he's an engineer). We were thinking of living in the North Georgia mountains and commuting into Metro Atlanta. Neither of us mind commuting far at all (An hour). We have some savings that will go farther in the USA because it's in GBP and we just really want to rent a small house in the middle of nowhere. In a perfect world we would live in isolation somewhere in Appalachia or the Rockies miles from anyone, but we need to work still.

It doesn't have to be a big city like New York, just a regional job center with close enough rural (real rural) surroundings. The higher the elevation and the more bucolic, the better.
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Growing up in Taiwan I always raise my eyebrows whenever somebody say their countries are too crowded and they have no space lol. Unless they're from Singapore or Hong Kong or whatnot lol.
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:35 AM
 
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Growing up in Taiwan I always raise my eyebrows whenever somebody say their countries are too crowded and they have no space lol. Unless they're from Singapore or Hong Kong or whatnot lol.
I would much prefer the kind of place where one can stand outside their house and scream their head off for a prolonged period and no one would hear them. US states are the size of the UK, with 4 times the population in 50 times the landmass. There is really no "unspoilt" wilderness in the whole of Western Europe unless you're in Arctic Norway
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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I would much prefer the kind of place where one can stand outside their house and scream their head off for a prolonged period and no one would hear them. US states are the size of the UK, with 4 times the population in 50 times the landmass. There is really no "unspoilt" wilderness in the whole of Western Europe unless you're in Arctic Norway
I think it's perfectly normal. Just that Scotland is very easy breezy compares to something like...us.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Hawaii?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Scotland too crowded
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:08 AM
 
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As long as you and your partner have the appropriate visa finding places where you can scream are no problem as long as you love long commutes.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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EU and US citizen
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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EU and US citizen
Are you married? If not, he cannot sponsor you.

http://reason.com/assets/db/07cf533d...b5942ef5ad.jpg

And gay? Maybe rethink Appalachia.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:15 PM
 
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I would stay in Scotland.
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