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Old 06-22-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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So I am a U.S. citizen who has spent time in two provinces of Spain and one province of Canada briefly. I have travelled to much of the U.S, basically some of every region.


Most recently I am reflecting on my life experiences and have decided that complete sobriety...apart from moderate use of teas including coffee...is something that I have more value in than I had realized.


I am rather fit for travel, in my opinion.


As of right now - I am height-weight proportionate, debt-free, do not have any veritable disabilities, am not married nor do I have children.


I have what I see as an 'alright' resume with several types of jobs, often working contracts between college semesters. I have around ten decent references from work alone. I have two Bachelor's Degrees from a public university.


My point being - I am not currently in the midst of a job that I will be 'abandoning' and I have some relative 'security' in obtaining at least moderately 'good' work in the future.


(So this is some of my background and now for my question...)


What are the 'best' cultures to interact with around the world where alcohol is a much less emphasized social variable?


Granted I have spent time with people in the states, in Canada and in Spain where alcohol was not a thing. I am asking because I am interested in immersing myself in a place where it is much, much less of a presence in total.


I reckon that so far I have been looking at traveling around Morocco and India. Are there any other suggestions?


I value any and all positive input
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Life isn't worth living if you don't get wasted once in a while.

I suggest Saudi Arabia.
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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Life isn't worth living if you don't get wasted once in a while.

I suggest Saudi Arabia.
Thanks for your opinion, I have been wasted enough times to know what's up. Right now I'm feeling like I have wasted enough time and resources with that, so this is what I'm currently interested in.


Would you recommend any specific places in Saudi Arabia?
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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While I don't necessarily agree that one has to get wasted on a regular basis, most of the places with a low social emphasis on alcohol tend to have other aspects that are less than pleasant. Likely worse than being in a place where it's socially acceptable for people to drink - if they want to.


There aren't many places where the *good* you are looking for doesn't have a bad side counterbalancing it or cancelling it out.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:33 PM
 
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While I don't necessarily agree that one has to get wasted on a regular basis, most of the places with a low social emphasis on alcohol tend to have other aspects that are less than pleasant. Likely worse than being in a place where it's socially acceptable for people to drink - if they want to.


There aren't many places where the *good* you are looking for doesn't have a bad side counterbalancing it or cancelling it out.
Extremely good point, it's the same planet. I am with you. It's just the side of humanity I am looking to explore more of, plus I have no delusions of there being no drugs/no illicit alcohol market.

Care to enlighten me further on the aspects you are referring to though?
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Kingdom of pain, Southern Europe
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Life isn't worth living if you don't get wasted once in a while.

I suggest Saudi Arabia.
Only noobs don't know how to make life worth living without alcohol.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: IL
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I reckon that so far I have been looking at traveling around Morocco and India. Are there any other suggestions?


I value any and all positive input
This may be helpful...maybe Qatar?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ion_per_capita
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Extremely good point, it's the same planet. I am with you. It's just the side of humanity I am looking to explore more of, plus I have no delusions of there being no drugs/no illicit alcohol market.

Care to enlighten me further on the aspects you are referring to though?
Most of the places where alcohol consumption is less common are this way because of restrictions on the freedom to sell it and consume it. Or strong societal coercion to not drink.


Often, alcohol use isn't the only freedom that is suppressed there.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Estonia
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Most of the places where alcohol consumption is less common are this way because of restrictions on the freedom to sell it and consume it. Or strong societal coercion to not drink.


Often, alcohol use isn't the only freedom that is suppressed there.
Agreed, those poor sods don't drink cos they don't like it, they don't drink cos they can't.

DrinkToShowYourFreedom
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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Well Taiwanese people don't drink that much, there's a study that says it's genetic, so there's that.
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