Where would you live?

If you could choose to take up permanent residence in another country where would you go? Why??

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Ireland! But since all of my grandparents were born and raised there, I’m probably more than a little biased :slight_smile:

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Poland. It’s still a very Catholic country compared to many other countries. Plus I have Polish heritage and there are people there I’ve never met but are related to (like second cousins). I’ve already visited there twice.

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Hey, I live in California. It IS another country.

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It’s a very difficult question as there are pro’s and con’s for every country it seems :thinking: I do love Ireland but it seems to be changing.
I love the peace and quiet where I am ,but can miss out on social aspects and need to travel to join in on faith based things.

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Right where I am. Heaven South.

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The Highlands of Scotland.

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One of my grandfathers lived there for a time, when he was training to be a blacksmith. He loved it there! Unfortunately a horse kicked him through a glass window so he decided to give up being a blacksmith and come to America, but he always said if he couldn’t have America he’d happily live in Scotland!

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In my salad days I had no greater opportunity than to be an officer in the British East India Trading Company’s private army. My father was a shareholder, so naturally, I was a perfect fit as an officer.

The Queen herself made up a Charter for the largest sailing ship to ever float the high seas to be built. Its maiden voyage would end in Siam.

King Chulalongkorn‘s parade signaled our arrival in Bangkok. It was a sight I won’t soon forget. Dancing and singing filled the street. The smell of roasting beef, although offensive to many natives, was a relief to us after weeks at sea.

But the welcome soon ended, and the work we had come to perform was due. The rebellion was to be put down soon after our arrival. So we made haste to the streets.

After only a few hours, there was a glorious turn of events to the Queen’s favour, and as a result the leaders of the rebellion were drawn and quartered in the Imperial Square.

As an officer of Nobel blood, I was privileged to spend the rest of that week at The Grand Hotel, Bangkok. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere was dignified. And I shall dream of returning one day to start clearing on my own plat.

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Canada would be my choice.

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I like to roam, but if I could settle down anywhere in the world it would be in the countryside of northern Japan near Sendai. The food is great, the countryside is beautiful, people are friendly, and the climate is perfect.

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That does sound beautiful :slight_smile:
A lot of the Japanese Anime depict lush gardens,quaint buildings ,friendly people and a semitropical climate and I often wonder if there are parts similar to that (say"My neighbour Totoro")

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Italy because its beautiful and cultured. A lot of Catholic history. I’m part Italian too so maybe I’m curious.

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That does not count, beautiful though it may be. Follow the instructions, or you will have to take this act of disobedience to Confession. (along with that wiesnheimer blue skittle above.)

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Ok ok.

Schwartzwald.

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Sounds like a good choice. Take EW with you. He can serve as a guide and companion. He should like it too.

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Costa Rica. There’s lots of birds there, the country has a great eco-conscience and it abolished it’s army in 1949 (when President Lyndon Johnson visited in 1968 they had to borrow a cannon from Panama in order to give him an honorary 21 gun salute)

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Got me on that one.

Nation Not Found
The nation “schwartzland” does not exist.

Was this your nation? It may have ceased to exist due to inactivity, but can rise again! Restore Schwartzland

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Vatican City, Poland, or the Phillipines.

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Schwartz= black
Wald = forest

The Black forest tucked in the SW corner of West Germany near France and Switzerland.

A lot of fairy tales are set in the Black Forest.

It’s picturesque and beautiful.

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