Italy or Spain would be my top choices. Germany would be nice too.
I'd be ambivalent and scared about England or France... maybe because I have lived in England and spent summers living in France.
I'd choose Italy or Spain because I can get by in the language, there's work in my field, my EU citizenship would work for me there, and I really enjoy the lifestyle, culture, sense of style, way of eating, drinking, the music, etc. etc. etc. and the weather is pretty decent.
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London, Sheffield, or Cardiff. If I were to live anywhere in Europe it would have to be the UK.
I would love to go someday! My mother watched a lot of programming from the UK when I was younger and I always found it so fascinating. And if I can get to Narnia through my hotel wardrobe, all the better LMAO
It's funny that someone posted this because I'm debating moving overseas. I had some major changes in my personal life (it happened today, but I have toyed with the idea in the past) and I don't have a reason to stay here any more. I don't know if I could do it financially or realistically since my family is here and I don't know if I'd feel comfortable being that far away from them. But right now, I'm thinking that living in London (a city that I absolutely adore) wouldn't be so bad.
I have no idea how to even research getting a job overseas....any thoughts??
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I really liked Budapest when I visited there. It was very easy to get around and the apartments looked awesome. There was a energetic and multicultural flavor that you get from bigger cities but to me it wasn't that large at all.
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I think I'd like the UK and it would be a fairly easy adjustment as far as lanuage and work.
Otherwise I'd probably go with Sweden or Estonia, since I have family in both counties. I don't speak Swedish but I do Estonian. Sweden would probably be better from a quality of life stanpoint ( they're good on family benefits and support) but Estonia is a rapidly growing and changing nation that has a lot more western influences than the other Baltic areas.
Scandinavia is beautiful and I would live in any number of the progressive and gorgeous cities in that part of the world. Not sure about diversity, but depending on the circumstances, I might not care (if I had sufficient resources to travel, and lived with someone I loved).
I would also live in various cities in Japan, Korea, China and perhaps the Phillipines.
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Actually I'm living in Germany right now. Its pretty cool. It's beautiful. I love the experience of being exposed to the culture and all. I just wish I spoke the language. Also its nice to be able to travel all over Europe for cheap (fly with Ryanair).
When we went to London, I was pretty much ready to buy an apartment right then and there, and THEN start looking for a job. It just felt like such a good fit.
Germany and Austria are lovely too, but I don't speak the language, so that might be an issue. I had better luck in Italy and France. And I don't want to take anything away from the, but they didn't feel nearly as comfortable, if you know what I mean.
Croatia - lived there as an exchange student for a year before college. Lovely people, wonderful beaches, historic and simply beautiful - plus the incredible food. The rest of Europe is close, there is great skiing nearby but not a whole lot of English speakers. Croatian is not impossible but hard to master - after a year I could get my point across, read elementary things and speak like a child I would go back in a heartbeat! If you have an opportunity to go overseas and nothing is holding you back I would highly recommend it!