View Poll Results: Do you ever wish you lived "across the pond"?

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  • N. American and yes

    24 26.09%
  • N. American and no

    19 20.65%
  • European and yes

    15 16.30%
  • European and no

    34 36.96%
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Thread: Do you ever wish you lived "across the pond"?

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    Default Do you ever wish you lived "across the pond"?

    As we are mostly Europeans and N. Americans, do you wish you lived yonder the ocean in the other?

    I know we have a small Australian/NZ presence - you don't matter per usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
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    I know we have a small Australian/NZ presence - you don't matter per usual.
    Nope we don't, but who cares? Across the pond for us is the rest of the world. We're pretty far from anything major (except if you count S.E. Asia).
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    Wish I lived? No.

    Like to visit? Yes.
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    I live in America and I have often thought that living in Europe would be nice. I'm not one of those people who detest America or Europe and each has it's pros and cons. I am perfectly happy in America though and it really doesn't make much of a difference to me. I would, however, have a problem living anywhere other than Britain or Spain since I can only speak English and Spanish.
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    Not really. I'm a North American and enjoy living in the Southern U.S. The deterioration of Western civilization and morality in Europe does not attract me. I enjoy what European culture has given us the last 500 years in music, literature, and culture but sadly I fear in the not too distant future there will be little left of what so many have sacrificed to try and save. Unfortunately the U.S. generally follows Europe's self-destructive trends but thankfully we're about 50 years behind so our death will be a little slower.

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    We have borders with 'European countries', but are Asian.
    I like to live in America, not in major cities though. Already living in a megalopolis and hate it.
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    I don't wish to live in Europe now, but I think I would be much more at home in an earlier century in European history. Perhaps turn of the century Vienna or Paris. My temperament and sensibilities largely stem from there I think.
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    Hmmm.. I can't see any deterioration of morality and civilization right there. What country are you thinking of ? Or what deterioration precisely ?

    I'm a bit fascinated by America (as well as a ton of other places), except Los Angeles q: but I wouldn't want to live there.
    I like old towns, old city centers, and I hate suburbs/exurbs (which seems to be were almost everybody live in the USA).

    So my answer is basically Klavierspieler's.
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    Italy or Spain would be interesting.
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    I love living in Britain and Im not ashamed to say it! Europe is marvelous too. I would love to visit the US someday, but Im afraid I wouldn't find it deteriorated and Immoral enough for me
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    Yes, but with some conditional language. I haven't visited Europe in a few years and I am concerned that the process of decay may not be up to my standards. I find that the amorality and decrepitude in the US to be of a significantly high standard. Still crossing the pond may be pleasant. A country house next to a pond in Italy, perhaps. Or how about crossing a different pond? I would quite like to spend some more time near Kyoto.

    PS I am a little concerned about the process of moving this thread to another forum. I have never been involved with such a migration. Will there be any side-effects? I am not prone to motion sickness, but should I take precautions?

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    I forgot that I had actually lived across the pond twenty some odd years ago. A few months in Cambridge. Do I have to change my vote? This is getting awfully complicated...
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    I had the chance to live and work in Houston in the past and turned it down. Europe or Asia for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    I know we have a small Australian/NZ presence - you don't matter per usual.


    I wouldn't want to live "across the pond" because right now the city I'm in is the most liveable city in the world.
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    Ive lived in both sides of the pond, albeit mostly in Europe.

    I voted no.

    I love Europe for the history which is just present everywhere in the architecture and culture. The great social tolerance and lack of poverty. The diversity of culture - i can drive for a day without going through any immigration and leave the flat dutch farmland to arrive in the spanish campo or in the wiener staatsoper for example.
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