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If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why

Bettahm
Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
I would live in the Connemara area of Galway, maybe even Inishbofin island. Never been to Eire, my grandparents were from there. Clare though, and Wicklow. 
Just a beautiful country and the people are great! Proud of my Irish roots.
And I love the music, especially the uilleann pipes. 

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,061 Disability Gamechanger
    Japan, I love their culture and especially food. Their attitude to work ... in the UK a job is done if it ticks all the boxes, "that'll do" kinda thing...in Japan a job is only done if it's been done to the best of one's ability and there is no room for improvement. Also Japanese people on the whole are really friendly and out to help each other, even strangers.

    Only 1 problem I can't speak the language. :D 
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,122 Disability Gamechanger
    So.many.places 😂

    I really would like to visit a few places before I decide. At the moment, Mackinac Island is top of the dream list.
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    Somewhere where the sea is blue and the beaches are full of golden sand and just enough breeze to keep me cool.  Yeah 😊😊😊😊
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    I'm so torn.  I'd love to live in Sweden or Denmark, but I'd also love to live somewhere that's a bit warmer, with a nearby beach (So I can watch the fishies) and forest. 
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  • THE_DUDE
    THE_DUDE Community member Posts: 159 Pioneering
    Sicily for its wine, beaches and what I'd like to think, quiet surroundings. 
  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
    Somewhere where the sea is blue and the beaches are full of golden sand and just enough breeze to keep me cool.  Yeah 😊😊😊😊
    Connemara!
    Maybe a bit too cool... :smile:
  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 511 Pioneering
    Arizona. It has got everything. Deserts, mountains, canyons, snow and ice and hot, hot deserts where you can get lost and think you are the only person on earth. But it has also got at least one amazing city with amazing restaurants, amazing shopping, amazing people.... amazing art and amazing spirituality.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    Well, my favourite city in the UK is Glasgow... Outside of the UK though? Has to be Netherlands or Denmark. I'd love to live near Utrecht, it's such a pretty city.
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  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
    Well, my favourite city in the UK is Glasgow... Outside of the UK though? Has to be Netherlands or Denmark. I'd love to live near Utrecht, it's such a pretty city.
    Been there, Glasgow
    Many years ago on my way to Mallaig and Skye. Spent the weekend in Glasgow because I missed the connecting train. Didnt get the chance to see much and I'm really a country person. Cities are a bit overwhelming. 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    Cities can be overwhelming, especially if you're used to the countryside. I've grown up in cities all my life though, the town I'm currently in is probably the smallest I've ever lived in. ~20,000 people ish.

    Glasgow has been my favourite, large enough that there is always something to do, and something new. Small enough that it's relatively walkable and less overwhelming than say, London.

    The subway could really do with receiving accessibility updates though. 3rd oldest in the world and it's barely changed.
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  • Gnu89
    Gnu89 Community member Posts: 248 Pioneering
    edited November 2023
    @66Mustang I would choose to visit there as well to learn more about their culture and environment, also to collect some music CD's that aren't available here.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    Visiting Japan is a dream holiday of me and my partners.

    Though as we've found out more about cultures in that part of the world we've added South Korea and Taiwan to the list. If we keep adding more countries to the list we'll never reach our savings target  :D
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  • Gnu89
    Gnu89 Community member Posts: 248 Pioneering
    Maybe I could go as part of a tour group.  
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,294 Disability Gamechanger
    If I had to narrow it down to one place it would be the Isle Of Man, somewhere I spent lots of time with my job before having to give up work.
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  • AndyGT
    AndyGT Community member Posts: 736 Pioneering
    It would have to get around the Italian lakes.   Such beauty.   
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,231 Disability Gamechanger
    Somewhere where the sea is blue and the beaches are full of golden sand and just enough breeze to keep me cool.  Yeah 😊😊😊😊
    I am with you. The sea runs through my veins. 
  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 511 Pioneering
    I am ok in the middle of big cities and in the middle of nowhere.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    I do enjoy different things about both the middle of nowhere and big cities.

    I think I'd eventually struggle with not having much to do in the middle of nowhere though.

    @AndyGT The lakes on the southern slops of the Alps? I hear it's a very pretty area. Actually, you visiting the Western Front sites makes me wonder what kind of sites there are to visit from the Italo-Austrian WW1 front. From what I remember reading about it many years ago it was very bloody and also quite inconclusive until the very end.
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  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 511 Pioneering
    Actually there is a lot to do in the middle of nowhere! Like avoiding stepping on scorpions and being bitten by snakes... People visit Las Vegas but never travel in to the desert where there are the most beautiful places to see and just lose yourself in. I once drove on a very obscure route between Los Angels and Las Vegas over the Sierra Nevada mountain range (I think it was the Sierra Nevada, it was mountains anyway). There was a full moon. I thought I could reach out and touch it. And the wildlife is wondrous.

    But I quite like sitting in a cocktail bar in the middle of a big City!

    I have been to Glasgow. The Scots people are warm and friendly. I remember having fish and chips in a fish & chips cafe. Most, if not all, of the people were the worse the wear with alcohol (including me). I had a wonderful time. So in the middle of nowhere or in the middle of a city, it is a great place to be.


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