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Old 07-22-2012, 11:52 AM
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For other countries, I already have good conjectures for the places I would greatly prefer over the other parts in the same countries if I lived there. I will say some of that for 5 countries, but I am not being presumptuous.

1. For France: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, and Lille.

I easily prefer those 5 areas of France in the North and Southeast compared to Western France/Atlantic ocean coastline, and a lot of the central interior areas south of Orleans, and north of Toulouse.

The places in France I am undecided for is Toulouse/Southwestern France, and Strasbourg/Northeastern France, so I wont make any assumptions for that.

2. For UK/England/Scotland: London, Brighton, Edinburgh, Oxford, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool.

I already know Southeast England London/Brighton/Oxford would be one of the places I prefer the most over there.

Also true for East Central Scotland, Central England with Manchester/Birmingham, and Northwestern England but only for Liverpool.

Northeastern England, some of Northern interior England, Southern and Northeastern Scotland does not have nearly as much appeal for me.

I am undecided with Glasgow, and Southwestern England, so I won’t assume anything for them.

3. For Canada: British Columbia/Vancouver, Quebec/Montreal, and Toronto.

I prefer Vancouver and Montreal over Toronto by quite a bit, but I still know I would enjoy Toronto, even if it is a bit underwhelming and disappointing compared to the other 2.

They all easily come before Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, most of the rest of Ontario and Quebec.

Alberta still has some qualities, so it is not bad, and Alberta is catching up with my favorite places in Canada.

I am undecided for Manitoba/Winnipeg, and Ottawa.

4. China: Hong Kong/Southern China and Shanghai/Eastern China.

There is lots of areas in China I am undecided and not sure about, and a much a higher percentage of it compared to France, UK, and Canada.

I at least know I would like Hong Kong/Southern China, Shanghai/Eastern China, and probably would easily prefer those locations compared to most of the rest of China.

However, China still has lots of intriguing areas all over such as Beijing, Harbin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Eastern Himalayas, Hangzhou, Sanya, Guilan, etc.

5. Thailand: Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai.

Central, Southwestern, and North Central areas of Thailand with those cities/towns and immediate surroundings I know I would enjoy, especially compared to the most Southern parts, Western, and Northeast areas.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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I don’t enjoy most of the Southern/Southeastern USA and kind of hate some parts of it such as Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi for some examples and those type of areas may be dragging the USA down.
Admittedly, I haven't traveled to all that many places in the southern U.S. However, of the places I've been the best is New Orleans, hands-down. To me, that's what the rest of the cities in the south should aim to be like in terms of urbanness and vibrancy.

I could see myself living in New Orleans if it were larger than it is.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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Admittedly, I haven't traveled to all that many places in the southern U.S. However, of the places I've been the best is New Orleans, hands-down. To me, that's what the rest of the cities in the south should aim to be like in terms of urbanness and vibrancy.

I could see myself living in New Orleans if it were larger than it is.
Just for you - a few photos of New Orleans, my birthplace and my favorite city in the world!

Family members during Mardi Gras:


Down on the river:


A second line:




Typical New Orleans shot gun style house (this is the first house I ever lived in!):


Street vendor:
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:41 PM
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Admittedly, I haven't traveled to all that many places in the southern U.S. However, of the places I've been the best is New Orleans, hands-down. To me, that's what the rest of the cities in the south should aim to be like in terms of urbanness and vibrancy.

I could see myself living in New Orleans if it were larger than it is.
What are your opinions for the Pacific Northwest, California, Chicago Midwest, Inner West Colorado, and Hawaii? I assume you enjoy those regions more than the South/Southeast.

Also, do you know for some other countries where you would greatly prefer to live in compared to the other parts, even if you didn’t live there yet?

I already am confident where I would have the most satisfaction living for at least 15 other countries and their best locations for me (even if it is mostly educated guesses), but I decided to say it for only 5 of them with France, UK/England, Canada, China, and Thailand.

I find New Orleans Louisiana one of the most overrated places in the world, and it has no appeal to me.

My favorite places in the South/Southeastern USA is areas of Texas such as Austin, Houston, Dallas, and some Texas coastline beaches such as around Galveston and South Padre island. Also parts of North Carolina such as Charlotte, Asheville, Southern Appalachians, and the beaches around Cape Hatteras. I actually like some aspects about Texas and North Carolina, so I am referring to the other locations in the South.

The rest of the South/Southeast I don’t like and find to be horrible or at least lacking in quality such as Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Louisiana etc.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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What are your opinions for the Pacific Northwest, California, Chicago Midwest, Inner West Colorado, and Hawaii? I assume you enjoy those regions more than the South/Southeast.
Why would you assume that?

I've been to most of those places (except Chicago - was offered a job there once and turned it down in favor of moving to South Carolina - and am glad I did so). While I enjoy some aspects of these regions, I certainly don't PREFER them over the American South, not by a long shot. Many people don't, for a variety of reasons.

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I find New Orleans Louisiana one of the most overrated places in the world, and it has no appeal to me.
To each his own, I guess. One thing is for sure, they won't miss you down there. There are plenty of people who absolutely ADORE New Orleans (myself for one) and who have very good reasons for loving it - or no logical reason at all - they just DO.

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My favorite places in the South/Southeastern USA is areas of Texas such as Austin, Houston, Dallas, and some Texas coastline beaches such as around Galveston and South Padre island. Also parts of North Carolina such as Charlotte, Ashville, Southern Appalachians, and the beaches around Cape Hatteras. I actually like some aspects about Texas and North Carolina, so I am referring to the other locations in the South.

The rest of the South/Southeast I don’t like and find to be horrible or at least lacking in quality such as Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Louisiana etc.
So you don't care for Virginia? What about the Georgia coast? How 'bout the South Carolina coast? How 'bout Tennessee - Memphis, Nashville, the Appalachians? What about the Ozarks in Arkansas? How 'bout the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Mississippi - Biloxi, Mobile, Gulf Shores? What about the Florida Panhandle? Have you ever driven along the River Road in Louisiana? What about the Appalachians in North Alabama and north Georgia? Have you spent much time in these states that you deem so horrible?
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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Nope, but there are areas that I dislike more than the rest of the country - I don't like Northern Ireland or Wales very much.

Unlike Mooseketeer, I really dislike Oxford too. A city that portrays itself as the city of dreaming spires, but underneath is a city that has a lot of social problems, homelessness and violent crime (i.e assault) and sink estates on the outskirts. When government cuts kick in, this public-sector reliant city will suffer.

I like counties such as Surrey, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire due to their affluence.

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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In Germany, I would only live in Berlin, Hamburg, the Ruhrgebiet, Cologne and Schleswig Holstein (which is the northernmost state bordering Denmark). I'm not a big fan of Southern Germany and its atmosphere, people, culture. For vacation-yes! But not for living.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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I would only want to live on the east coast of Ireland(this doesn't count for living abroad. This is just Ireland). I want to stay in Leinster. Munster has beautiful countryside but I love Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow.

This is Dublin
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I love my city.

This is the countryside that everyone else likes
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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How do I post pictures? My pictures didn't show in the above post.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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How do I post pictures? My pictures didn't show in the above post.
You have to copy the URL for your photo, then insert it in the little landscape icon above. Copy the URL, then move the cursor to where you want to insert the photo, then click on the landscape, then paste the URL in the popup. Just like inserting a quote.
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