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Old 06-02-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Wild coastline ( I prefer my beaches empty and love them during storms)
Cool climate ( no hot/humid temperatures for me if possible)
Defined seasons ( sunny and warm all year round would bore me to tears , I want snow, storms, rain as well as sunshine)
A sense of history and native culture
Great Architecture ( not too keen on modern architecture generally speaking)
Historical/ Archaeological sites
Cultural attractions ( theatres, art galleries, museums, cinemas, opera houses etc... )
Fairly laid-back but not horizontal laid-back
Accessible varied scenery
Friendly and welcoming people
Not conservative in its outlook
Fabulous food and a "foodie" culture
Close to a nice city but fairly rural-ish



If anyone knows this Arcadia then please let me know ! Some of these traits listed above exist in some of my faovurite places like Brittany in France, the Dordogne in France, Tuscany in Italy, New England or North California but not all of them together...
South Brasil
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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LOL, I visited Oxford once and much of what you listed here seems to describe it, according to the impressions I received--I was ready to move there. But. . . as much as I love Europe, you guys just don't have the tomatoes (homegrown of course!) that I love so much--apparently they grow best here. So, my ideal place must also have wonderful tomatoes, fireflies, and honeysuckle, which we have right here in Missouri. No oceans though.

Sadly Oxford does not have the ocean ! We are about as landlocked in England as we can get !


And English tomatoes are not the best ( Italy, France and Spain have some fabulous tomatoes though !!) though some of ones we have grown have been quite good ( the seasong is pretty short of course).

And I have three types of honeysuckles in the garden which smell heavenly ! Fireflies are pretty rare in the UK so no good for you !
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Far, far too many murders in Oxford!

I know- I've watched Morse.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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great views.
lots of people.
lots of tall buildings.
basically NYC.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Far, far too many murders in Oxford!

I know- I've watched Morse.


And it goes on and on now with "Lewis" ....
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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I want to create an island with the following:

1. 1/4 will be right where I am in west Scotland (but with no midges) - wild landscapes, great architecture, history, sea lochs

2. 1/4 will be an area with gorgeous white sandy beaches, clean, clear blue, warm water, and the temps are 75-85 F all the time with a light breeze.

3. 1/4 will be French countryside.

4. 1/4 will be the Great Ocean Road area of Australia.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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what requirements would you have for living there?

** This place does not have to exist in real life, it's more a question of, what is your perfect place?**

My requirements:

1. Mountains nearby
2. The temperature never get above 80 degrees
3. English is ATLEAST the 2nd language
4. History (ruins hopefully)
5. Cuisine mostly vegetarian
I would live somewhere in Hawaii. Hopefully I wouldn't get bored. That's my only thing.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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1. Four Distinct Seasons, though I could easily do without summer.
2. "High Brow" Entertainment (Symphony, Ballet, Theater) Options Every Weekend
3. Large Selection of Restaurants (I do not cook.)
4. Housing/Shops/Businesses/Schools Equipped with Air Con (I can't stand being hot.)

Right now, I live in Beijing. Other than the scorching summers, it's a great place to live!
Scott
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