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    Best country in Europe to live in

    Twenty eight countries to choose from plus associate members like Norway and Switzerland. Varied weather, political beliefs and lifestyles. There must be somewhere here for everyone? Which country would you choose?


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    Ireland,,,

    Nah; don't know

    Maybe Greece


    (No Iceland on the map )

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    Southern France

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    No Contest.

    Italia:

    Beautiful Churches, passionate people, fantastic food.

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    Russia....

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    South of France for me as well. Speak the language unlike Italian, as much as I like Italy.

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    Spain

    Good food, music and nice climate from the north to Barcelona & Valencia in the south.
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    Southern Germany for me. Speaking the language is a big help. I love France but they don't have the same love of Brits and resolutely refuse to speak English. Their bureaucracy can be a nightmare.
    On the other hand I do admire the way the French are sometimes selective about petty laws.
    Surprised no one has mentioned Portugal or told thaimeme to bugger off.

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    I would consider Germany as well; speak the language (50% is suppose) as well. Has the added advantage of being filled with eastern European looking filthy blondes, and is the dirtiest filth den of iniquity in Europe. Also, generally I find Germans to be rather amusing as well, great sense of humour and the food is good.

    Russia? Why not. Language would be a huge issue of course but everyone I know who has lived there for work say its a great place to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Surprised no one has mentioned Portugal or told thaimeme to bugger off.
    Portugal is nice too like the Algarve region. I could handle living there for an extended period. So long as the locals have patience with my Brazilian Portuguese accent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Russia? Why not.
    Not in Europe. The former USSR Baltic states are showing some promise though. Latvia. Lithuania or Estonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Russia? Why not.
    Not in Europe. The former USSR Baltic states are showing some promise though. Latvia. Lithuania or Estonia.
    Russia has always been European in familial culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Russia has always been European in familial culture.
    Please take your scrabbledegook opinions and and stay away from serious grown up conversations.
    If you persist with your malicious stupidity, I will take a massive dump on your cut and paste old Bangkok thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Russia has always been European in familial culture.
    Please take your scrabbledegook opinions and and stay away from serious grown up conversations.
    If you persist with your malicious stupidity, I will take a massive dump on your cut and paste old Bangkok thread.
    He might have been referring to Catherine the Great who was a Hun if memory serves...
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    We're quite fortunate to have such persistent knowledge in our midst...

    We're blessed.

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    Germany for me having lived there and being of German decent make it an easy choice. The people are kind and very intelligent. Always up for a good conversation. Being the cleanest country on earth is another big plus.

    If not Germany I think I would head for Austria or Northern Italy.

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    I have never been to Europe but as a passport carrying citizen of Estonia I am looking forward to checking it out in July next year.
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    Monaco.

    Nice weather, clean, low crime rate, access to everywhere else in Europe.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    He might have been referring to Catherine the Great who was a Hun if memory serves
    Having a Prussian princess become a Russian monarch by default does not move Russia any further west and it remains a non European country. The Isaan bumpkin has no idea as usual, despite his lifelong wish to become native Thai, he will forever remain a Portland plonker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Monaco. Nice weather, clean, low crime rate, access to everywhere else in Europe.
    A bit small and elitist, and damned expensive too. Too many rich celebs competing for a limited pool of pussy. Apart from that I would agree.

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    While working in Saudi, my plan was always to have Switzerland as a home base while going back and forth from one ME contract to another. I met my exwife in Saudi, also American, and that ended the dream.

    Out of curiosity, which are the most affordable countries now? I know Switzerland is not on that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Out of curiosity, which are the most affordable countries now? I know Switzerland is not on that list.
    Bosnia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Russia....
    If an option for me too as it's the only foreign language I can read, write and speak.

    I lived in Bruggen, Germany as kid and loved it.
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    Switzerland for me. Worked a while there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sking, Lakes, forests and lots of goats. Ideal!
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    A nice link to cost of living in different European countries.

    Cost of living in European countries, Living in Europe forum

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