Hmmm, it would have to be an English-speaking country so I wouldn't have to learn a new language. England, I think.
Going to a place where you can speak the language certainly helps!
It would be somewhere warm, I love beaches.
Sounds good to me, Christine! The beach is the best.
I really would like that world tour first to help me decide. ;) Otherwise I guess it would work to have Texas become its own country again, and I could move there. There are a lot of countries I would love to spend a few months, maybe even a few years in. But permanently moving to another country never visited before would take a braver person! I guess it's sort of like a blind date might be ok, but a mail-order spouse? No! Fun question.
That is the ideal way, Bethany; to be able to tour and learn more about different areas that seem appealing. But what if circumstances left you no choice and you were forced to have to leave? What would you do? That makes it so much tougher!
Ah, true. Well, I guess if I *had* to leave, I would try Germany or Australia/New Zealand. I think rural areas of Australia and/or New Zealand might leave me with the best chance of finding the same cultural values as we have in rural Iowa. I know Germany is a bit different, but I admire the work ethic of the Germans I've come across. And, come to think of it, I live in an (awesome) community of descendents of German immigrants, though I'm not of German descent myself.
That is a good way to look at it. It's tough making a decision when you're forced to. Let's hope we never have to leave our homes where we are happy and comfortable!
My 15 year old would choose the Cayman Islands, but I like the idea of Australia too.
Ah, but the Cayman Islands...so tempting :)
I bet my sister would say the Netherlands since her family lived there for a couple years for her husband's job. I think I would say Canada myself :) Close by and I'm sure tons of friendly people :)betty
And we'd love to have you, Betty!
Russia...love a shirtless man on horseback. Teasing!
I'm so glad you added 'teasing' :)
Any time, Tina! Just come on up...
It would France....even though I can't speak the language, I would mange I hope! It is the land of 50% of my ancestors. The other would be Scotland, my 'other half'....and I probably wouldn't understand them either!! lol
Both are places that I would love to visit one day, Jim! My brother and sister-in-law have been to France a few times and they loved it. Great choices.
That's a very hard question. we live in one of the best countries in the world. I've visited just one country and before choosing I'd want to at least visit.
We certainly do live in one of the best countries in the world and I wouldn't leave it for anything right now! That's why I added "had to leave" in the question. So if you were forced to leave where would you go?
I'd say Canada, followed by the UK, Australia and Ireland. As they all speak "American" according to the hicks that live near me. While that is a bit of a joke, I do cringe when someone does say they speak "American". And Africa or Europe being a "country"My mother once thought Cincinnati was a U.S. state.
I think you'd fit perfectly in Canada, Adam!
I've always said I want to leave the county and go to Australia. Lisa
Australia fascinates me. I hope to visit one day.
I don't know that I would want to leave Canada. I think I would like the option of six months here (May to October)and six months some place HOT!! Yes, I know I changed the question, but we really do live in a great country. -Jenn
I totally agree about Canada. I wouldn't want to leave and I'd prefer to vacation somewhere else for a few months but be able to return home. But the question is if you "had to leave". If you didn't have a choice and were forced to leave, where would you go?
New Zealand ~ top of my list for sure!
What a great choice! Another place that I hope to visit one day. And it ranks as one of the best places in the world to live.
I would pick Australia too, Martha. I visited once and so loved it and a plus for me is they speak English! BTW, I love Canada but it is too cold for me!
Totally understandable, Nancy! I've been in Canada my whole life and still can't stand the cold.
I wouldn't want to live anywhere other than home in the UK ...But if I did have to choose somewhere else then three countries would be on the list. Namely Canada, New Zealand and Italy...But there again home is where the heart is!ALl the best Jan
I know exactly what you mean, Jan. Nothing quite like home, so let's hope we never have to leave it!
I've always imagined living in New Zealand, Spain or Ireland. In fact, I think I'm going to look up some real estate in Spain today, just to stretch the imagination and put off vacuuming for another hour or two!
All the places you mention are places I'd love to visit! New Zealand is ranked as a top place to live, so that is a great choice. To visit it though is hard. So far away! Spain and Ireland are a little more accessible (if you have some money to spare, which we don't right now) and they are on my "I wish I visit that place one day" list. A list that is obscenely long :)
Maybe England. Where the magazine shelves are filled with metric cookery and bakes. No, I don't know. That's a hard one. Tropical sounds nice about right now, too.
It's very tough to choose. I hope I never have to move, so I don't need to make that decision!
Well being in australia as much as I'd love to live in america, the guns laws and shootings scare me. So, maybe england, it would have to be an english speaking country with similar rules to aus so I know what the hell I'm doing.