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If you were going to emigrate, where to and why?
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vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 1:42 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Always had a hankering for New Zealand.

Erikht



Joined: 08 Feb 2005
Posts: 3358

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great Britain, maybe? It can be hard to understand what the natives are saying ("Ay-eh, I con' gott a haulder up yer' trousers, but hawwitt damndable, eh? Cronky!"), but I guess I can get around with a note pad.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15902
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Erikht wrote:
Great Britain, maybe? It can be hard to understand what the natives are saying ("Ay-eh, I con' gott a haulder up yer' trousers, but hawwitt damndable, eh? Cronky!"), but I guess I can get around with a note pad.


Mind translating that?

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Erikht wrote:
but I guess I can get around with a note pad.


We call them bicycles over here

Marionb



Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 5260
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Australia... simply for the climate

I am always feeling cold.... I am sat in the kitchen today, the aga is lit, and I am wearing nearly as much as I do in winter, and I still dont feel warm.....


marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm too old and too deeply rooted in England to emigrate now, but if I had to I'd probably go to Portugal (or maybe Sweden).

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3223
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just me wanting to go to Italy then? So many places I'd like to be, we'd have to take a camper van and wander from Sicily to the Alps and back again.

I may be confusing emigrating with extended holiday though, 'cos I'm not giving up Somerset for anywhere else. Florence may be wonderful, but so are Glastonbury and Wells

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2943
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love England and can never see us moving full time but if I had to go anywhere it would be to Northern Spain. It is beautiful and has mountains and lakes as well as beaches and surf. Its like Wales but with better weather.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Leave Wales, you mean?

I don't think I would like to leave the UK - I feel very rooted here. But I like France.

boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 3897
Location: Lancaster
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Surely by limiting yourself to English speaking countries you are really limiting your choice. Learning another language is not easy but gives you much more choice. I learned to speak decent French and my brain is no bigger than anyone elses.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think it's about limiting yourself.

baldybloke



Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 1385
Location: Wiltshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thought about Ireland a few years back, but it ain't what it used to be. Possibly Lundy or become a tax exile on the Isle of Man.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44282
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fee wrote:
I don't think it's about limiting yourself.


I'd agree with BD, my wife would agree with you

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd love to live in Italy. I almost did a few years back, but the bureaucracy involved with work permits, rental agreements and the like (in the days before the EU was completely open) was a major pain and put me off.
Another good point in Italy's favour is that they don't have Centre Parcs!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44282
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

HOw come no one's suggested Pakistan?

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