Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
I enjoy living in San Diego and would also be happy in a few other select cities in the United States, but I wouldn't be happy in any major city in the U.S. If I had to move to another place, it would probably be Australia.
Hole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
As a teenager, I have to say that living in my town sometimes becomes tedious and I want to get out. but, i'd have to say that it was a fine place to grow up. I make fun of Texas a lot, but I can't think of any other place i'd rather be a kid in. As far as an adult goes, I hope that I get to one of 4 places: Virginia, Washington State, Montreal, or London UK. I want to live in a place where it's not so hot all the time. It just hurts to sweat walking from your front door to your car during the summer in Texas.
"[He] knew everything about literature, except how to enjoy it." - Yossarian, Catch 22
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1743 times:
I like living in the US. It is quite different than the UK, but that's good. I definitely cannot not live in Boston though. Right now, I'm thinking of trying my luck in Canada, but nothing is definite yet. If I stay in the States, it would be south somewhere. Call me crazy, but if it's not sweltering how, where even-the-palm-trees-are-smouldering kind of hot, or the oh-my-God-my eyeballs-are-freezing type of cold, I'm not happy
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4776 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1742 times:
Having lived in both Canada and New Zealand there are things I like about each in no particular order:
More ethnically diverse population
A major research and developing and manufacturing country
A second official language
Sports and athletics - pro and amateur
More open-minded belief system
Health care system
Weather (lack of cold weather to be specific)!
Nature (forests, beaches, lakes etc)
More involvement and eduction re: native persons
More friendly/neighbourly people
Lack of pollution
Distance from American influence (in politics and culture)
and the things I don't like about each, also in no particular order:
Indifference to others - cold, individualistic personalities
Dependance on the US
Indifference to national issues
Wildly fluctuating economy
Only two major ethnic groups: Pakeha (white) and Maori
Health-care becoming more American-style
I can't really say one is much better than the other. In the ideal situation, I would live in Canada from May-October and New Zealand from November-April (for obvious reasons!)
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1740 times:
The US itself leaves much to be desired, such as a greater emphasis on pushing the unemployed into the work market instead of just pumping money into Welfare. My philosophy is that, if you can pick up a shovel, you can work.
Health care despite it's advanced nature, is extremely unaccessable to those who can't afford it. What's the good in the best medical attention in the world if so few can have it?
We also need a presidential candidate who will bring dignity and respect to the office of president. I don't think that neither Gore nor Bush will come through.
If I moved anywhere else in the world, it would be Toronto. (Canadian, but not unlike the US as far as business and everyday culture.)
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1731 times:
I love living in the U.S., and there's one thing that makes it grand. All the beautiful nature there is to explore, all the different national parks, all the beautiful mountains, beaches, deserts, forests, bodies of water, all so beautiful. Best is in good ol' California.
SQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1681 times:
The US gets boring for me. I wished I lived in Europe where the health care is better and a lot of cool stuff is like Paris, Greece, Italy, Alps and all the other wonders.
Living in IND is sorta better than SFO. In a part of my childhood I lived in Milbrae. The apartment complex was right by this old theater whith Graffieti. I remember when I was 7 I saw the word FUCK on the building. I was soooo glad to move to vacaville when I was 8.
In SFO I was in walking distance from a Taco Bell (if El Camino Real wasnt 8 lanes and so damn busy! )
In IND we have to DRIVE to one!
Milbrae had the best chineese food restaurant. You will see it on Brodway downtown right by Wells Fargo Bank.
Also PARS on El camino Real had great persian food.