Best places to live?

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  1. BoysForSeles

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    I also like(d) it so much more after being away.
     
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  2. Alex

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    Aww i loved Exeter especially in Summer being able to hop on a train and be in Dawlish or Exmouth in half an hour. Lovely walks down the estuary near Topsham or a day trip to Dartmoor
     
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  3. Chlammy

    Chlammy Climb on through my window.

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    You're from Belfast??
     
  4. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    Barcelona, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris...
     
  5. octophone

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    If I could afford it, I'd move to Brighton. It's the only place I've ever been where I thought "I could proper live here". Even in Canada, I never thought that, it was just cool to visit and hang out for a while.
     
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  6. BoysForSeles

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    I live there yep.
     
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  7. Chlammy

    Chlammy Climb on through my window.

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    Ooh.
     
  8. Ag

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    If I ever get the opportunity, I will return and spend the rest of my life there (in Hove obviously).
     
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  9. vespertine

    vespertine In the name of love

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    Spain is calling me, Valencia or Barcelona.

    I really cannot go through one more Canadian winter...
     
  10. octophone

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    My sister lived in Barca. She moved when she had her daughter because she said it was the most polluted place she'd ever lived. And she was in London for 6 years.
     
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  11. RaspberrySwirl

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    Valencia is lovely, but too small and too muggy.
     
  12. Ellie

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    Likewise I have a friend from Barcelona and she moved back there after having a baby as she needed outside help - her British husband’s parents weren’t able to assist and luckily he’s a teacher so was able to easily get a job teaching the children of Premiership footballers in their International school. She still misses London and constantly complains about the lack of spicy food available there.
     
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  13. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    My bf and I have a big soft spot for Italy (last year alone, we were in Milan, Bologna, Napes / Amalfi / Catania, Sicily), and he often talks about moving there eventually, but Milan is the only city I could feasibly imagine having a career and an urban life.
     
  14. Mats

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    wish I'd known about Bologna as a student, seemed like a fun place for the young ones
     
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  15. Loufoque

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    Bologna is lovely. I had to go for a meeting last year and it was such a nice little surprise.
     
  16. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    EASE UP- you live in Bristol :D
     
  17. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    Me and Mrs Bev have talked about living somewhere else - or at the very least spending periods abroad and keeping Britain as our base. We were planning to do that this summer, so I could finish writing a different book, but its obvs not happening now.
     
  18. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    Consider Wuhan babe. I hear it's really opening up these days.
     
  19. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I spent six weeks working in Beijing yonks ago and absolutely LOVED it. I don't think Mrs Bev can cope with the numbers tho
     
  20. Loufoque

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    I'm not really a fan of CHEEEEEYNA. I don't mind Hong Kong, but living there for a few months was mind-numbing expat hell.
     
  21. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I find HK super boring
     
  22. Mel

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    I was in Brighton earlier this month. My friend moved there with his boyfriend a couple of months ago. It was lovely and chilled out walking around there in the daytime, near the beachfront. If I moved back I'd have to move there.
     
  23. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I'm with Ag. I'd totally want to live in Hove rather than Brighton itself.
     
  24. Mats

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    Mr M's career has better take us places. I'm ready for something different again
     
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  25. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I love Manchester, but I'm also a bit sick of it. The city centre is always busy because of the effort to repopulate it with actual residents, and the weekends are a nightmare with people pouring in from the suburbs and county, and hen dos from other cities. I need an adventure.
     
  26. Mats

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    incidentally Mr M's job could take us to Italy, which would be perfect, or possibly the UK but I would have no idea where and if I'd be up for it. London is not on the list though. Scotland I wouldn't mind
     
  27. Alex

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    Stay in the suburbs then! :disco:
     
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  28. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    i wanna move to italy too and live my best Elena Ferrante life. lets do it :disco:
     
  29. POP!

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    Europe - Brussels or Barcelona
    USA - Denver or Chicago
     
  30. POP!

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    I *almost* said Montreal but then realized how cold it gets. It's wonderful in the summer
     
  31. big ron

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    Barcelona would be an ace place to live, if we didn't have Ron Jr it would be our next stop, still might be, we're letting him see this school out before we make another jump.
     
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  32. big ron

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    Valencia is also a good shout in Spain, Madrid for me is just a bit too much of a big city, and living in Spain without beach seems pointless.
     
  33. Chlammy

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    Hi Moopy.

    Edinburgh or Glasgow?

    Manchester or Liverpool?
     
  34. Whatevar

    Whatevar WHAT!

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    Manchester
     
  35. Ag

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    This.

    Why anyone would answer any differently I have no idea!
     
  36. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I think I'd probably prefer Glasgow
     
  37. KindaCool

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    My dad saw your post and he says Glasgow. Scotland is his favorite English-speaking country.
     
  38. Ag

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    Your father is on Moopy?
     
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  39. Kate

    Kate dumps like a truck

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    Edinburgh is prettier but also more full of bellends.
     
  40. Chlammy

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    I love Edinburgh and Liverpool but I know visiting is different than living somewhere (obviously).

    Liverpool is underrated and lovely.
     

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