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View Poll Results: where is better to live overall experience
stockholm sweden 11 47.83%
gothernberg sweden 8 34.78%
california usa 11 47.83%
new york usa 6 26.09%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I wish Sweden looked and offered what California did.
What would be the point of that?
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:31 AM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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I wish Sweden looked and offered what California did.
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What would be the point of that?
Exactly.
If you want California, go to California.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Have you been to California? It's the most diverse and beautiful place on Earth.
No, it's not. California is maybe sunny and warm, especially in the South, and it is nice in quite a few places, but it is not the most beautiful place on earth.

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I wish Sweden looked and offered what California did.
Gladly Sweden looks like Sweden. Why should the rest of the world look like California? The world would become very boring if California was everywhere.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:09 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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The world would become very boring if California was everywhere.

And also if everywhere looked like Sweden
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I would rather everyone become like Sweden than California..
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Some people like to compare/equate regions in Europe with regions in the U.S. Often, they don't know what they're talking about though. So, no harm done. lol.

Anyway, California is a completely American creation. I can't imagine anywhere in Europe is like California. They're totally different. Having said that, there seems to be a similarity in climate between the Mediterranean coast and the California coast.

BTW, I've been to California a few times but I'm not motivated to want to live there - except for maybe San Francisco. But even San Francisco is lacking in many things that I personally want in a city. It's nice to visit though.

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: 60630
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I have been to LA and I was not too impressed. San Fransisco was nice and if I could choose I would live there over LA.

This statement"Have you been to California? It's the most diverse and beautiful place on Earth.
I wish Sweden looked and offered what California did."
must be written by someone who clearly have not been outside The USA, or at least not on the other side of the Atlantic ocean.
How can you say that you wish Sweden looked like California. That does not even make sense. Its like saying you wish an apple tasted like an orange.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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I still don't get the Sweden / California comparisons?
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I honestly have no idea how Sweden and California ended up being compared.. the two are similar only because they are both liberal.. they are complete opposites in everything else.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Ontario
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The only thing similar between Sweden, New York, and California are that all 3 not only possess amazing cities they also possess breathtaking natural scenery as well.
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