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Old 05-24-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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A group of friends and I were just having a fun discussion about wanting to live in so many places in the world, so I ask you this:

If you were very wealthy and had the chance to have a home in 4 cities, anywhere in the world, where would they be?

For me, it would probably be:
1) Miami
2) NYC
3) Cannes/St-Tropez
4) tough call between Florence, Barcelona, Beirut and Buenos Aires...
Should be fun to hear all the different answers and why!
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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1. Maui

2. The Smoky Mountains

3. Maybe a ranch in Montana

4. Grand Cayman

5. Islamorado, Florida
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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I would live in these places:

1) I'd own a place in Seattle, a larger place overlooking Lake Washington from Mercer Island or Medina,
2) I'd also get a nice place in Chicago, to be closer to family.
3) I'd own a place somewhere winter doesn't make a big difference, like the south of Spain, or Greece (I'd bet land is cheap there now with their economy in shambles, though I'd want to keep my assets in Liechtenstein)
4) I'd own a place in Japan, as a springboard to more travel in Asia and to be closer to the in-laws
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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- Gold Coast (Australia) would remian my home regardless of the amount of money I had
- Seoul (South Korea) for my in laws
- London - For a Gateway to europe
- Izmir - Turkey as my standard mediterainian villa
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:58 AM
 
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1. Near my home in NJ
2. Bar Harbor, ME
3. Switzerland
4. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:54 AM
 
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* a beach house in Bora-Bora (obviously for the sand and sea; another option is Barbados or Trinidad & Tobago )
* a villa in Spain or France
* an apartment in a high-rise condo in Tokyo or Seoul (when I want to go shopping and it would be near some of the beaches and islands around Asia)
* a mansion in Miami
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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An apartment in Stockholm and a nice cottage in a quiet place far away from everything.
And an apartment where ever my business is located.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Nice neighborhoods in or near:
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (main residence)
Setúbal, Portugal
Chennai, India
Charlotte, NC, USA
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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I would buy somewhere in the world (not in Africa though, too dangerous) a gigantic property (millions of acres) and convert it in a natural park, a kind of Noah's Ark in order to preserve endangered animal (tiger, panda, rhino etc) and vegetal species, with 3/4 of the grounds an integral reservation where human presence would be prohibited, a bit like what Doug Tompkins has done in southern Chile (Pumalin Park)...
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: New York
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Apart from Switzerland which is home I would buy
1 mews house in London
2 Apartment in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific are my fave airline and I have lots of friends in Hong Kong.
3 House in Phuket near my best friend's place. The golf is good there and Thai food is yummy
4 Apartment in Mumbai as a base to travel all the bits of India and surrounds that I haven't seen yet.
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