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Old 05-07-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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Barcelona ticks all boxes
If they secede from Spain though?
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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It depends on whether you mean a Paradise right now that you can go to with a visa, or a place where a civilization could have formed and had a natural paradise to live in? There is a universe of difference between those two concedpts.

If looking for a blend of the two, I would say Kyrgyzstan, where I spent a month, but there may be better claimants nearby. The classical Utopias and Shangr-Las of literature also tended to be described as central Asia, and I've also seen Sikkim, so anywhere around the Himalayas would probably be suitable candidates.

But if Siberian winter is a deal-breaker, I'd have to go with the valleys or slopes of the Andes. Arequipa and Salta have already been mentioned. Places I've been that would qualify are Mendoza, Argentina, Tarija, Bolivia, and Popayan, Colombia. All of which would be very livable cities today, in beautiful, comfortable settings.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Climate is also just one part of the equation. Based on what you are saying, Addis sounds like a perfect match for you, but probably not what you or I would consider a “paradise” due to a large number of other factors.
Yeah, I didn't really elaborate on the other things. Climate is actually a major factor for me. Florida is out of the question for me mostly because of it's climate. There are other factors but that alone is enough to kill it for me.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:14 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Gotta be San Jose for me. Lol.

So, this is what I think makes up a Five Tool List of Cities?

-1st World (Very Nice/Liavable)
-Beautiful Surrounds
-Major Cultural/Historical Attractions
-Importance as a World Center
-Nice Climate (as you mention)

Cities that make up this list would include, but not necessarily limited to:
1. Barcelona
2. Lisbon
3. Los Angeles
4. Melbourne
5. San Francisco
6. Sydney
7. Tel Aviv
I wouldn't describe any of these places as 'paradise'!!
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:27 AM
 
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That's a tough one. There are a lot of places I'd still like to see up close, but one that really sticks out is Ushuaia. I don't even really know why. Something about it's location at the tip of South America peaks my interest.

Has anyone been there?
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:28 AM
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Location: Ontario
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French Riviera
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I don't think any City can claim to be a paradise unless shopping is your idea of paradise, however there are many parts of the world that are very beautiful, pleasant, relaxing and tranquil.

I think all continents and countries have such places, however the idea of a tropical sun kissed white beach and beautiful views and an escape from the problems of very day living is ost peoples idea of paradise on earth.

Perhas some where like Bora Bora or other such South Pacific islands.

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Old 05-12-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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My idea of paradise is as far as possible from a beach.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:36 PM
 
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My idea of paradise is as far as possible from a beach.
But you chose to live in Cebu?
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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I don´t equal any city with paradise.
Not even the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty?
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