- Where would you rather live (UK content)?
With all the vaguely political threads descending in to arguments about how bad the UK is to live in where would people rather live – you have the choice anywhere on earth.
I have thought about this on and off and genuinely I cannot think of any place I would rather live.
Standards of living are reasonably good compared to the rest of the developed world and off the chart compared to many other countries. I have wide freedom of expression, religion, sexual orientation etc and like or loathe our political system it generally works reasonably well and again is comparatively transparent (honestly it is).
So, where would you rather live in the UK and think its going (or gone) down the pan where would you rather live and why?
Danny BPosted 5 years agoscotroutesMember
It’s all going to be driven by the likelihood of getting well-paid employment.
Personally, I’ve no reason to think it would be better anywhere else and I’m very happy to live in Scotland where we are partially sheltered from the effects of successive right-wing UK governments.Posted 5 years agoMarkieMember
We sometimes think of heading back to NZ either before daughter turns seven (or after she in her twenties!). Prob won’t though because of the build up of life around us here – friends, family, places with meaning…
I also think that by raising her here we’re giving her the best chance of succeeding in a globalised world.Posted 5 years agoatlazMember
I’d quite happily move to Lyon in France. Proper weather (hot in summer, cold in winter etc), close to the mountains, a bit grimy, great food/bar culture. Granted, I don’t live in the UK currently anyway so for me it’s not a huge move but an interesting one nevertheless.Posted 5 years agoalwillisMember
Spent a year living in Vancouver in the middle of my degree. I worked for a small, niche sports physiology business. The region is definitely as good as it looks, the outdoor opportunities are incredible and the people are super helpful and friendly.
Winter in the city is very much like winter in the UK- wet and cold with a little bit of snow. Winter in the mountains is more like winter in the alps as all the rain turns to snow.Posted 5 years ago
Always fancied British Columbia… wrecker and alwillis, have you spent much time there?
Only a month. Did a tour in a RV with the (now) wife.
Is it as beautiful as it seems?
And then some. With the exception of the Jungle, I’ve never seen so much green. The horzon is soooo high all of the time. Eagles just floating around. Chipmonks sat next to you. Massive lakes it would take a day or two to drive around. The pacific rim beaches with Orca and rainforests.Posted 5 years ago
I could never have imagined just how beautiful it is.MSPMember
Germany, decent employment opportunities and much better employment laws and relations than the UK. Much better sporting facilities, ie swimmiing pools, sports clubs, cycling paths and forest trails. And sport and/or activity is just a much bigger part of many peoples lifestyles. Much much better public transport. In fact I already made the decision and do live in Germany.
If I was to go somewhere else, then I would expect to take a hit on employment, but perhaps improve lifestyle, first choices would be somewhere in the maritime Alps or French side of the Pyranees.Posted 5 years agoahwilesMember
New Zealand is absolutely stunning. Could someone tow it a bit closer to it’s easier to get to?
You can probably drive to a place that’s very very similar, it’s called Scotland.
let’s play a game, it’s called: Scotland? – or New Zealand?
i’ll start, is this:
Scotland? or New Zealand?
Scotland? or New Zealand?
🙂Posted 5 years ago
Uk is a great place to live, apart from all the idiots moaning about how crap it is. Slightly better weather and bigger mountains would be nice but you can’t have everything.
BC is ace though, and French Pyrenees is a good shout too. I am a big fan of Austria as well.
Nowhere’s perfect though.Posted 5 years agojohnellisonMember
I’m very happy to live in Scotland where we are partially sheltered from the effects of successive right-wing UK governments.
Eh? How does that work?
Last time I looked Scotland was still in the UK (and will remain so); and we’ve only had one right-wing government in the last 16 years…unless you were being ironic…Posted 5 years agofasthaggisMember
After watching the Great British Year last night,it reminded me of why I love living on this daft wee island so much.
Over the years I have had the chance to travel a lot ,and live in lots of different places ,but the UK is always where my heart is .
I also have a theory that all the whiningcockfiddlers of the world ,will always be just that.Posted 5 years ago
Put them anywhere in the world and they still would find something to moan about 😉ianvMember
Andorra? Hmmm – not as cheap as I expected, petrol station/tax free shop every 50 yards. It’s not for me. Great riding though.
Pal/Sispony/Ordino or even La Massana are a bit different than Andorra La Viella.
and even the fire service is cool in Andorra! 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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