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Old 05-13-2018, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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In Australia, probably the Gold Coast.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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But you chose to live in Cebu?
I understand there is a beach here, but I haven't seen it yet. If I'm looking for a paradise (which I'm not), that's not where I'd go.

We plan to spend Christmas in Papua New Guinea, where we expect to see several species of Birds of Paradise.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Canada
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San Jose, California.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:40 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I really like Honolulu/Ohau/Hawaii region.
People are very nice with the Aloha spirit. I think it is one of the nicest American states.
The weather is really nice most of the time especially near Waikiki where it is generally sunny but the afternoon rains bring relief, but if you go to the dry side, it doesnt get much rain and little humidity, too.
It is more green and lush where it rains and more arid in other areas. Most islands are like this, wet to dry areas.
The beaches are amazing in all the islands.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:03 PM
 
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Spiritual retreat in a cool store is all I need very often. Usually only in major cities, and not suburbs. Never sacrificing on nature in my own rich experience. Holy sacred spiritual temples. I am just completely hooked on Independent Cafes. Including to take out my own Laptop Computer. Over there far away from my own home. Mindful separation away from sense of place.

Although, calm forceful alliance would say Saigon Vietnam, Prague Czech Republic, Casablanca Morocco, Abu Dhabi UAE, New York City USA, Constanta Romania, Shanghai China, Bratislava Slovakia, Fes Morocco, Bucharest Romania.

Any geographic coordinate imaginable is able to offer these crucial landmarks.

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Old 06-20-2018, 06:17 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Switzerland

Fantastic small country, great scenery, top notch infrastructure, and very clean.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:11 PM
 
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Singapore. Filthy rich, excellent healthcare, relatively affordable (compared to Hong Kong and Japan), very clean air (outside of the autumn haze caused by wildfires), hardly any traffic (well fine every city has traffic, but hardly any traffic for a city above 1 million people), world-class infrastructure: subways, airport, freeways, public housing, museums, universities...everything Singapore does is world-class.

Singapore is an Alpha + world city, got one of the busiest container ports and airports in the world, the undisputed financial center of Southeast Asia, etc.

Got the same climate as the Virgin Islands BUT without any typhoons/hurricanes/cyclones/whatever you call them. No volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes either. Yes, it is humid but not very hot at all as it is always very breezy and surrounded by ocean. Just incredibly lush tropical foilage, tons of greenery, open space/parks, golf courses. The botanical garden in Singapore is 150+ years old and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Chinatown is wonderfully preserved, with unique architecture and Peranakan (i.e. Chinese-Malay fusion) food that you won't find anywhere besides Malaysia and Singapore. You can get authentic Chinese or Japanese food in San Francisco, but even in San Fran you won't find any Peranakan food. There's also an enormous Little India, and charming British colonial architecture sprinkled throughout Downtown.

Also, Singapore is only one or two hours from the white-sand beaches and snorkeling of Sabah (Northern Borneo) and even closer to Penang, and Malacca, which are also UNESCO world heritage sites for their Peranakan old towns.

Just imagine an entire country that is every bit as nice as any affluent master-planned suburb in the US (like Irvine, California, or The Woodlands, Texas), WITH all the big-city vibe, mass transit, and walkability of NYC or San Fran. Put that country on a balmy tropical island, free from hurricanes/typhoons/tornadoes, and you've got Singapore.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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One persons paradise is another persons hell.

Weather: Personally, a place that's 50-60F degrees and is extremely urban is my paradise. Anything above 70F degrees and I'm inside all day because it's too hot for me. I have a terrible heat tolerance. I also love snow if I don't have to drive in it.

Scenery: I want extreme urban and I don't like nature. I'm allergic to mosquitos and overall hate bugs. Not found of animals in general, though I do like cats. I also don't like open space.

Vibe: Give me big city. I like the weird side of Japan found in particular parts of Tokyo, Osaka, and Sapporo.

Real Paradise Factor: Just give me $10 million. I'll never work again. That's real paradise factor to me.

Beautiful and Friendly People: I love Asians and Puerto Ricans, so I'm a bit biased as I'm sure most people are. Friendly? Honestly, I don't care. I live my life, they live theirs. I'd prefer to talk to who I want and rather have a friendship that goes beyond a persons 'friendliness'. You probably wouldn't think some of my friends friendly, but they're friends and I love them to death. I don't need people smiling at me, it's creepy.

I guarantee you my paradise is vastly different from others. It also doesn't exist but the closest I've seen is Tokyo sans the weather. NYC too, but a lot of what makes America America is starting to kill the experience.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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What city/region is a true paradise on Earth that you would like to visit and or live? What's the most beautiful place in the world for you?

1. Weather
2. Scenery
3. Vibe
4. Real Paradise Factor
5. Beautiful and Friendly People
Taking account on my experience, Lucerne would qualify for all of these factors. Plus one: it's a tax haven, a "paradise" in another sense.
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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Varna, Bulgaria is a paradise.
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