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Old 06-13-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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At least based on my experience, my personality and lifestyle is really very different from the typical culture of my country.

For instance over here, its perfectly normal for people to work their butt off for at least 10 hours and to be late for their meetings and appointments all the time.

I, on the other hand, am a pretty laidback guy who can't imagine myself working like crazy and am usually punctual and expect others to do the same.

So yeah apart from me, anyone else feel the same way?

If so, which country fit your needs better and why?
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: MO->MI->CA->TX->MA
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I kinda liked the work-hard play-hard culture of Germany.. Germans tend to have far more time off than Americans but also have higher expectations for working hard and efficiently during the short time they're working.

That and also their superior transportation system with high speed trains, decent public transportation coverage, and autobahns with high/no speed limits.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I'd like to live in a place where being a liberal/socialist isn't considered to be at the same level as serial killer and where being an atheist isn't the same as "satanist".
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Valencia in Spain. Great city and on the south east coast which has plenty of resorts and scenery. Good nightlife and weather and people from all over Europe residing or holidaying there.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I think other cities in my own country would suit my lifestyle better, let alone other countries. The place I live is a geography isolated suburban 'paradise' where people have a very parochial (this is the greatest place) and conventional lifestyle. Most people my age live with their parents until they can afford to buy their own house in the suburbs, where they will probably have just under 2 kids on average, go on holidays to Bali, drink at the pub...it's a very domestic-orientated place. I feel some of the larger cities on the east coast offer a more urban, cosmopolitan and cultured lifestyle. Although my city is getting more that way.

As to the physical environment, I've often felt more drawn to the temperate, four-season environment and climate of many of the northern hemisphere nations, whether that be the US, especially the eastern US, Western Europe or East Asia. For once I'd like to see the riot of fall colours, or have a White Christmas. I'd also like to live in a town filled with historic architecture. In other aspects I'm pretty satisfied with life here in Australia.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Quakertown, Pa., USA
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I'd like to live in a place where being a liberal/socialist isn't considered to be at the same level as serial killer and where being an atheist isn't the same as "satanist".
Try China, not being funny or anything here, they are becoming more of a Socialist country now then they are Communist and most people there don't believe, they are Atheists, I lived there for a while but they work to hard for me hahaha
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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I used to think so. Until I actually went abroad and experienced foreign living first hand. This country is the best country for me. I am never living elsewhere.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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I'd like to live in a place where being a liberal/socialist isn't considered to be at the same level as serial killer and where being an atheist isn't the same as "satanist".
Try Sweden. It's an atheist-socialist paradise.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Yes, I'm more drawn to the U.K. and France than just about any other countries.

From a cultural standpoint, they're a better fit for what I like compared to the U.S.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Sweden. Great climate, winter sports, large open spaces, cleaner cities - Stockholm strikes me as very clean and kind of 'pure'. It's built on islands too!

Sweden is very irreligious; lucky for me, so is the UK.
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