Worldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6615 times:
Having just got back from traveling the world for 6 months, I have returned home to Reading, England. Although it will always be home to me as I was born here and grew up here, find myself feeling suffocated with this place. Same people, same routine. Can't stand it anymore - need to leave ASAP.
I have also moved back in with the parents as I am in debt now - not easy.
Is this just because I miss traveling and has only been a week since I have got back? Does everyone have a dislike for the place they live? Has anyone else who has taken a career break found it very hard to come back "home?"
I hope that I grow out of always having the desire for somewhere new. Do you long to up and move elsewhere?
Worldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6573 times:
Was amazing trip (probably why I am sick to be back home)
All over for Thailand for about 5 weeks, then Malaysia and Singapore. Christmas and New Year in Sydney, then stayed in Oz for the next 3 months, saw all of the E Coast, Sydney all the way up to Cairns, cruised the Whitsundays and Barrier Reef, Tasmania (brilliant), Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, Adelaide and Perth. Then New Zealand (the best), Hawaii (wow), then San Fran, Los Angeles, San Diego (love that place), Vegas, Denver, New Orleans, Chicago and New York.
Biggles20 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6566 times:
I spend my time between Lancaster, UK (where i'm at University), and Singapore (where my parents live). I love Singapore as the weather is such an improvement from Northern England, but i'm glad I don't live out there full time as it would get a little boring (IMHO).
As for Lancaster, I enjoy University life and most of my mates are up here, but could definitely do with more sunshine and LESS rain/wind/cold, etc. That said, at the moment, we're getting really nice weather up here and it looks set to stay that way...hopefully.
On a side note, since I've moved around most of my life fairly regularly between the UK, Singapore and Hong-Kong, I am quite looking forward to staying in one place for some time to come, perhaps London Job/money permitting!
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7971 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6558 times:
Berlin, district of Prenzlauer Berg.
For some reason, the Royal Airforce missed this spot. The favorit district among many artists, actors, students and .com-people. The vast majority of people here are 20-30 somethings.
Ping-Pong at Kolle (Kollwitz Square, Prenzlauer Berg)
KYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6544 times:
I live in the suburbs outside of Detroit, Michigan. I like it here for the most part. I like having all of the seasons. Many people here complain about winter and the cold and snow, but it doesn't bother me. I wish that downtown Detroit was more like Chicago (or another city like it) though. It would be neat to have more things to do downtown.
"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
Aaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8344 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6534 times:
Hayward, California, suburb of Oakland and San Francisco. I love the weather (though I wish we had some storms now and again), the scenery, and the diversity. I can't stand the far left wackos who want to tell me how to live while protecting every insect within flying distance of the bay --> go to hell you all! I also can't stand the insurmountably huge number of folks in the Bay Area on both sides of the spectrum who oppose development of all kinds for no rational reasons whatsoever (oh, the environment! oh, my home values!). Bullshit artists - all of them.
I've grown up by the bay, but I'm getting tired of being here. Can't wait to start my flying career and uproot.
If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6528 times:
+35 minutes from EWR
+55 minutes from NYC
I think New Jersey is America's secret... there are some parts you want to stay away from, but there are some wonderful and exciting parts as well.
But I have been here all 15 years of my life... and its time for a change. Randolph, NJ is a sick sick place. We are currently among the top places to live in the country for our school system, which is being bogged down by the fact that our school is overcrowded by roughly 40%. My history class has 35 people in it when there is usually 20, my gym class has 86 when there are usually 44.
The builders keep on building, forcing the deer and other animals on to the streets with nowhere left to go....then drivers hit them. Its bad for both in the end.
How can you feel important in a town where you cant even walk down the street because there aren't sidewalks? Randolph's town council considers this place affluent... I've learned that for the few people here that really are quite wealthy (probably 20%), money doesnt equal brains.
This place is a drag. Town center is an Acme. And our school's nickname is Heroin High.
Welcome to Randolph, NJ.... the biggest little disappointment New Jersey has to offer.
Leviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6511 times:
Currently I am in Andorra for some time (research) and it is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth. But in a week or so I will be heading home to my regular place of residence, I live in the southern part of Swedens capital Stockholm. I hate everything about the place except that it is extremely clean and also pretty safe, can't wait to finish my university studies so I can move to some better place. In three weeks I am heading for North America for three months, looking very much forward to that, leaving Europe for a while.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6496 times:
I like it, its not a bad place to live. The people are friendly, it has a culture all its own, the women are hot, and the traffic isn't too bad. I'll probably move once I finish college to a larger city like New York, L.A., Washington D.C., or Chicago.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6489 times:
Currently I live in Munich, although I'm moving to Frankfurt tomorrow... Munich is OK, though I never really had a chance to see too much of it - I just moved there in February... before that I lived in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, a small town (I think it has a population of around 15000) in the Harz Mountains in the northern part of Germany: liked the area, but life there could get quite boring at times...
N312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6481 times:
I live in the United States' most racially polarized area... Metropolitan Detroit.
I live about 30 minutes from the city center (on a good day with little traffic and no road construction) in a city of 50,000 called "Novi" (named such because it was No. VI or Number 6, the sixth stop on the train from Detroit to the Michigan capital, Lansing). When we first moved here (in 1987), most of
the roads were dirt and the town was.. well.. a town. Now its one of Oakland County's most booming areas and everyone wants to live here. We have some of the greatest shopping and attractions in the Metro area. I dont mind it but like KYIPpilot said, I wish downtown Detroit was more user friendly. Currently the only reasons I set foot into the City of Detroit is to either:
A) visit the Greektown area,
B) to pass through it on my way to Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
C) pick up my birth certificate or something with the government (I'll bet you all wish you had an official City of Detroit birth certificate that says "Coleman A. Young, MAYOR" on it!)
Just south of where I live there are two smaller towns, one named Northville, the other named Plymouth. They are also upmarket "booming" housing markets like Novi (where condominiums go for 500,000), but have retained their quaintness and beautiful little downtowns. Both are an excellent spot to spend weekend afternoons, especially Plymouth's town square park area, where theres always an open air concert or art fair going on.
The affulent western suburbs of Detroit in Northwestern Wayne and Southwestern Oakland counties are my stomping grounds and I like it here. It will always be home to me.
The only thing bad about Metro Detroit is the crappy roads!!! (potholes that can bend your rims if you hit them right)
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6473 times:
At the moment I live in Basle, Switzerland.
I have been living here for 6 months now. And I must say that I rally love thos country. Even though many of the people here are pretty strange and some really caan't stand foreigners. Even if you are from Europe like I am they don't like you.
But It's a really nice country and I love the landscape.
Nonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6452 times:
I live in Ft Worth and mainly tolerate it because I can fly to a lot of places from here. There is not really much to do in the area itself, so if my job were to go away, I would have to move somewhere else if the size of my world suddenly became that of the DFW area.
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6434 times:
I live in New Orleans,LA. It certainly isn't a place for everyone, but something about it captvates me. Most people generally say that it is a great place to visit, but not to live, but I couldn't imagine living anywhere else at this point in my life. It has everything that larger cities offer all with a more "carefree" attitude. If you visit the city you'll see what I mean. The great mistake many people make when visiting New Orleans is that they just spend all of their time in the French Quarter, when in actuality the city has a lot to offer in its numerous diverse neighborhoods. In any case, it's a unique place to call home. The people are friendly, the food is outstanding, there's always something to do, and the weather, for the most part, is bearable.
Lan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6426 times:
I have lived all my life here, in Santiago de Chile. I like it very much, although the city has some identity problems. It does not get decided if it wants to look like Miami/LA or Europe, and I hate that.
Also, due to the geographical location, in the middle of a basin, and lack of winds in winter, Santiago gets quite polluted by smog. We have some issues with public transportation that soon will be solved. And the weather isn't very nice, as it doesn't rain too much, but temperatures are very steady.
But the good points are great nightlife, the worry of authorities to improve the city, the fact that beaches are 1 1/2 hours away and ski centres are 2 hours away. And I don't know, it's my home, therefore I love it.
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