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Top 10 Happiest Places in the World


StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
8 Jan 2013 10:09PM
Have a look at this, and see what you think.

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ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
8 Jan 2013 11:53PM
issused by the central american ministry of truth....
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
9 Jan 2013 12:21AM
Bizarre! Grin
widtink 2 406 2 Scotland
9 Jan 2013 1:15AM
Iam just happy for them Wink

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StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
9 Jan 2013 3:08AM
There isn't a place there that I would feel comfortable visiting. But, that's just me. As far as living in a country that has similar weather and daylight hours year round...boring!Grin
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
9 Jan 2013 3:22AM

Quote:Top 10 Happiest Places in the World


That`s because there all living like its there last day Smile
9 Jan 2013 5:50AM
Is it because they are now just happier that they were?? Nowt so queer as folk I 'suppose!
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
9 Jan 2013 7:03AM

Quote:That`s because there all living like its there last day


Never thought of that Paul, makes sense.

I've been to a few of the so-called places they call paradise; if you don't mind living in a compound, and having young punks follow you around trying to intimidate you into giving them money if you step outside, I suppose it wouldn't be that bad. My favourite layover in winter was Los Angeles, right across the street from Redondo Beach. I also spent a lot of time in Mexico City, but I wouldn't cross the border into Mexico today.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
9 Jan 2013 9:47AM
Were money not an issue - where would you live?

I've always avoided London because of the capital's financial fleecing - if financially independent, I bet it's an amazing place to live
JackAllTog e2
5 3.7k 58 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 10:06AM

Quote:Were money not an issue - where would you live?

I've always avoided London because of the capital's financial fleecing - if financially independent, I bet it's an amazing place to live



I've worked in London for just over 10 years now apart from a 2 month jaunt to another company in Slough, but i never newhow much I really missed the buzz of london till i came back from those 2 month - its was exciting to be back in the hubbub of it. Yes the commute sucks and some areas don't feel that safe but on balance its great.
Its flooded with studio, photographers, exhibitions and models/actors etc. so cool there.

But i also love living out in the sticks (near Woking) as its fantastic to come back to the quiet area i live with lots of trees and green surroundings - I'd never want to actually live in London. In my head the peak district is my retirement destination and that's probably because of great childhood memories of the area.

So i reckon the happiest places are where you feel safe, have some excitement and employment; though perhaps most important is to have good friends and family around. - So happiness is not a place its a situation and a person.

So if money were not an issue i'd look to live in a spacious area, build more links with interesting people and help those around me to share in it.
puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 11:11AM
All those countries are decidedly dodgy to live. Military juntas run the countries in most cases and in jamaica, the Yardies run it!
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
9 Jan 2013 11:17AM

Quote:Were money not an issue - where would you live?


Where I am now. Only I wouldn't have to work for a living... Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
9 Jan 2013 5:00PM
yeah - I bet the "commute" is a ball ache, people commute there from Leeds!

however, were money no object, you'd not be in the rat race.... get up at 10AM, get a cab to wherever you like... money's no object remember, so you can afford not to work and avoid public transport.

you could eat in Michelin starred restaurants every day, go round galleries at your heart's content... get a studio where you like...

just pondering where that kind of lifestyle would be best.... maybe New York and London appeal to me most.

you'[re right about the people thing - I'm still in Leeds because of that, were I to move back to Manchester, a far superior city in many ways, and one I love, I'd be a single 40 year old bloke with no mates....
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
9 Jan 2013 8:10PM
About 18 years ago I was faced with the question; where do I want to live when I retire? At the time, I was commuting 800 miles by air to and from work because I didn't want to live in Toronto, which was my home base. At that time photography was the furthest thing from my mind. I had been spending a bit of time in western Canada while working, and I always wanted to see the Rocky Mountains and do a bit of exploring; wildlife and nature have always been major interests of mine, so the west was a good choice in that respect. I finally talked my wife into giving Calgary a try; I told her to think of it as an extended holiday; and we've been here over 17 years now, and have only seen a small portion of what we want to see. Photography was a natural choice for our lifestyle out here, and it compliments it quite well. It's the only area of Canada that has prairies, mountains, desert, and arctic, and Calgary receives the most sunshine of any city in Canada. We have no provincial sales tax, and the lowest income tax rate in the country by far. Imo, the phrase; veriety is the spice of life, has some meaning to it.

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