View Full Version : POLL: If you were to move, on which continent would you move?
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 1:27am
I keep ponderind the question: "If I would have enouth money, where would I move?" I just can't decide and I don't expect to any time soon. I would like to know your answer to this question.
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Poll Results: If you were to move, on which continent would you move? (45 votes.)
On which continent would you move? (Choose 1)
* Africa and Madagascar - 0% (0)
* Antarctica and surounding icebergs :) - 4% (2)
* Asia "The Big One" - 11% (5)
* Europe "The Old Continent" - 49% (22)
* Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, The Philipines etc) - 22% (10)
* North America (Canada, USA and Mexico) - 11% (5)
* South America (Brazil and the others) - 0% (0)
* The Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Siria, Saudi Arabia, etc) - 0% (0)
* Or maybe an issolated island in the middle of the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian or Pacific Ocean? - 2% (1)
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 1:36am
Do you have to move away from the continent in which you currently live? If not, I'll just move 5 minutes further down the road to be closer to the beach and have a sea-view, thanks.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 1:53am
I have the same sentiment as Harbourboy. I would probably move a bit further away from the city but I would want to stay in Canada. If I wanted to live somewhere else I would probably have moved there by now.
If I had to move outside of Canada I would probably pick somewhere in New Zealand or Australia.
Dark Haired Beauty
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 3:06am
Lets see...Austrailia, New Zeland, or Belize. Too hard to chose.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 3:26am
New Zealand sounds nice, but I think I'd choose Europe. I don't know why, but living in London, Edinburgh, St. Petersburg, or Spain really appeals to me.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 3:40am
If I couldn't choose New Zealand, I would choose Australia. If I couldn't choose Australia (by virtue of it being on the same 'continent') , I would probably choose Europe (England or Italy).
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 3:40am
Antarctica. They have to have warmer summers than we're having this year in Manitoba (Canada).
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 3:47am
It's good to know our country is such an appealing place to live. It is probably one of the best places in the world to raise kids.
If there was anywhere I wanted to move it would probably be Scotland or Canada since I seem to do well in cold climates - hairy bastard that I am.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 3:58am
'Continents' is a pretty broad area..i'd have to narrow it down a little. Probably Syria or the diseased-ridden parts of Africa...I hear good things!
Actually i'd like to move to California and just go crazy. The sun shines year round and it just seems electric.
I live on the East Coast and the hot,humid summers and ****ty cold winters get old after 20+ years!
New Zealand, Japan and parts of Canada look really nice too, but for all it's faults i couldn't leave the United States
Wait a second..I forgot Amsterdam!! Gourmet pot and a legal red light disrict..hmmm sounds very interesting....
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 4:04am
Abomination - what is this 'New Zelanad' place you live in. Sounds great.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 10:35am
Antarctica--won't have to deal with politics. For a while, anyway
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 10:51am
Aw christ I never knew I typoed it! D:
I must'a been in a hurry or something...
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 10:52am
I'd move to New Zealand, if I could... I am actually sort of making plans for it already... maybe when I get old and stuff....
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 10:57am
Wait Sauron! Protitution is legal in New Zealand. You can have all the red light you want without the needles in the streets.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 2:18pm
Somewhere else in europe, preferably Spain because of it's climate and the Spanish way of life. Everything is much more relaxed there. Overhere everyone seems to be in a hurry, and for what ? The clock determines our lifestyle here, and that's less of an issue in Spain.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 2:32pm
I wouldnt leave the old continent if someone paid me for it, but moving to another part might be nice.
Always wanted to live in Greece or Italy. Both are beautiful countries for several reasons and I would be away from my neurotic, nagging people at last. :D (Then I would probably get homesick and move back. :p )
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 3:01pm
I think I'd stay in North America. I've read somewhere that it has the lowest population density of any continent besides Antarctica. That would suit me just fine, having too many people around me makes me crazy.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 3:52pm
I have already decided that once I graduate and get 20.000€ together, I'll travel all the way through Russia, and Siberia, to Asia -perhaps returning, perhaps not.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been reading some personal articles of "How-to travel with a motorcycle." ;)
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 7:58pm
Well it would have to be somewhere in Europe because in most other continents they have real nasty diseases, like a few weeks ago I was looking on this vaccination chart and almost everywhere apart from Europe has real nasty things that you must get vaccinated for before you leave the country. I would live anywhere just as long as it is relatively hot, no nasty diseases and no big monster spiders or monster animals. I guess that just leaves Europe.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 8:24pm
Watch out Scotland. Much as I love my home terf, Scotlland is supposed to be very similar. Plus, I get to wear a skirt. :D
/me feels the breeze in his nethers :bigeyes:
Dave the Magic Turtle
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 8:35pm
I'd move anywhere that has a nice big forest for me to live in, and some really nice mountains to roam among... *sigh* I should have been an adventurer :roll:
I chose New Zealand, but maybe scotland! :)
Yay New gem :D
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 9:53pm
Sarevok - you don't have to get any vaccinations to come to New Zealand! Unless it's to cure you of something that we don't want YOU to bring to US.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 10:50pm
Yes but New Zealand has big spiders, snakes and nasty insects.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 11:00pm
Sarevok, New Zealand has NO snakes (they don't even let any in the zoo), only ONE poisonous spider (and it's not fatal), and no more nasty insects than any other country (i.e. everyone has bees and wasps).
One of the best things about New Zealand is the fact that it has virtually no dangerous animals. You must have New Zealand mixed up with somewhere else. Australia is the one who has all the world;s most dangerous spiders, snakes, and jellyfish.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 11:01pm
Ah, I see. In that case Europe and New Zealand.
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 12:23am
Asia as it seems very interesting and just - "bizarre", Tibet maybe, or Japan. Next best thing would be North America for its more familiar ways, especially Canada.
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 12:53am
I'd movie to Asia simply because of Japan and because I've got a friend who lives in South Korea.
My second choice would be to move to the land of my ancestors - Scotland. Wearing a skirt (I know it's a kilt or however it's spelled) and drinking beer into the wee hours of the night sounds like fun.
::eyes you intently and slurs in a Scottish accent:: Milwaukee Beer is for queers! Drink the house beer, it's freakin' great!
Gavin de Valge
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 1:05am
Well, I would want to live on a private island if that were possible. I would have a castle built and invite people to live with me. If that were not possible, I would be fine with Europe.
Although, I am going to be moving to Asia fairly soon. It sounds pretty good to me.
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 4:15am
Rofl Harbourboy, we're pimping our country here. Got to make it the most attractive country to move to eh?
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 4:24am
Well, I was just putting him straight on his strange misconception that New Zealand was crawling with dangerous bugs and snakes. The most dangerous native NZ animal is probably a kea swooping on your car and pecking off your windscreen wiper or something.
I'm not actually in any great rush to have loads of people move here to live because one of the best things about this place is how it's not too crowded.
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 4:40am
If i can move, i would choose not to move. You guys might not taste this before, moving to a place where people around don't speak of languages you grow up with, eat food that doesn't align with how your taste buds was being conditioned, tv shows don't feature stars you grow up with, newspapers don't report about locations you cared most, it is a pretty lonely and scary experiece to me (and i am still experiencing it). As soon as i get what i want here in U.S., i am going back to Malaysia.
by the way, minor thing, doesn't middle east count as asia?
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 4:59am
If it's so bad moving to a completely different culture like that, why are Australia and New Zealand so full of Malaysians, Thai, Koreans, and Chinese who cannot speak English when they arrive? It can't be THAT bad - I'm the only non-Asian immigrant on my street! Actually, I think there is another non-Asian, but he is just newly arrived from South Africa.
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 5:45am
My first choice would be New Zealand becaus that's still Australia considering all the Kiwis we've claimed ;)
Second choice though would have to be Japan, there's something about that culture which really appeals to me
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 8:51am
Somewhere cold and north methinks - Europe/Scandinavia area sounds nice.
Master of Nuhn
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 10:28am
Wait a second..I forgot Amsterdam!! Gourmet pot and a legal red light disrict..hmmm sounds very interesting.... Take me down to the paradise city, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Take me home!
I'd go to a Town on the Eastern shores of Lake Michigan (http://www.holland.org)
Or probably Belgium or Canada.
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 11:34am
I can't think of a place, since everywhere will be some people that I despise. I love northern france, but frankly, 90% of the french I loathe for not being able to utter a single sentence in english. Belgium? Don't get me started. England might be good, if it weren't for the fact that they're either poncy gits or hooligans. Staying in the netherlands, with our rediculously tolerant and inconsequent justice system? Only if I get to act as government, shape this dunghole of a nation up good. The US is an option, but there's too many extremists of religion and politics running around there for my taste. Same with the middle east, though that also has the benefit of constantly having sand crawl up your butt and the joys of getting your head cut off by terrorists. Austria could be good, but frankly the people there are terribly depressing and my being dutch would probably instantly get me apprehended on the charges of drugs smuggling. (lederhosen my ***) Other regions are too hot (africa, southern america, australia which by the way has the added benefit of having various creatures common enough to kill you before you notice them) or too weird (asia). I'd go for the north or south pole, if it weren't fricking cold over there.
You know, I wouldn't move, but instead use the money to evict my 'fellow' humans out of the area now I live in. Every last and single one of them. Oh, and install a remote control system for the weather.
Maybe an uninhabited island, but I'm sure I'd end up hating stuff there too :)
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 5:10pm
It depends on just how rich really... if I just got, like, moving for free, Greece or central Italy... nicer weather, greater tendency to nap in the noon and stay up late.
Good food too - I don't really care about dope or the red lights district and the weather's usually lousy.
However, if I got *filthy rich* I'd buy either a huge penthouse in some Rome appartment building, or my own old castle in Scotland, and transform it into a luxury resort slash LAN center for me and my friends to mess around and maybe finish school at a *slow* pace at afternoons, then game and party all night, and sleep in the morning...
Yeah, that would teh cool... but I'd have to win like ten million bucks for a stunt like that - not that I'd object to that actually :p
EDIT: Faragon, I'm not world-wise enough yet to be able to give reasonable thought to every point, but SirYesSir is our politics a laugh... laws that make no sense crawling up all bodily openings, but no need to worry as they're not enforced anyway... Infinite debating without anything other then we don't agree but at least we got our wages coming out.
Living in a place like that and caring will make anyone bitter, with good reason.
[ August 28, 2004, 01:23: Message edited by: Big Bald Ranger ]
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 8:51pm
Master of Nuhn> I'm glad you like my state. :)
Holland is a great place to live but it has been growing a lot recently. Best part about Holland is I live 45 minutes away (Grand Rapids) and can go to the beach any day I want.
Of all the beaches I have been to this is my favorite. I like it even more than Hawaii; there is no coral to cut your feet and the water isn't salty.
Master of Nuhn
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 9:49pm
I'm already packing! :)
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 10:55pm
"by the way, minor thing, doesn't middle east count as asia? "
yes I guess you could say that middle east counts as asia but i thought that with all the problems those guys are having and all the degradation they're going through it would be ok to separate them from africa, not geographicaly (gosh, i'd love to have that much power!), but socially.
And I was thinkin' a' splittin' up the reas a' asia 's well, but I said: ahh forget it!
Fri, 27th Aug '04, 5:47pm
If it's so bad moving to a completely different culture like that, why are Australia and New Zealand so full of Malaysians, Thai, Koreans, and Chinese who cannot speak English when they arrive? It can't be THAT bad... That depends on what is the priority to a person. In my previous post, i have already listed my priorities. My aunt and her family lives in melbourne, they went there initially for jobs. Later they had children who born in aus, educated in aus ways and conditioned as australians, so they decided to stay. Another huge factor that helped them to stay is the huge chinese circle they have in melborune. Food, cultural practice, even chinese (hong kong, taiwan) tv shows and newspaper are hard to access.
Where was i .... so i was saying, there are things that are important and things that are less important. The ruler is different in everyone. To me, the important things are what i listed earlier and i do cherish them a lot. i went home this summer and the first week was spent entirely on tv. i watched every show on "channel 8" even the 4pm ones that were made for seniors called "golden ages".
Fri, 27th Aug '04, 6:09pm
I'm moving to Seattle soon ... does that count?
Mountains, ocean, rural areas for horseback riding within an hour's drive of a great urban experience. Other than rain, volcanoes, liberals and earthquakes, its practically paradise.
Fri, 27th Aug '04, 9:53pm
<<everything you said in your last post>>
you're not really a nice guy, are you? ...thanks Tymora for not making me an elven archer... :)
I took a peak at you're homepage... two questions:
1)is that really YOUR homepage?
2)do you REALLY believe that bullpoo?
if you do believe... please don't be offended by my post... I'm agnostic... ;)
[ August 27, 2004, 22:28: Message edited by: Kelvon ]
Master of Nuhn
Fri, 27th Aug '04, 10:37pm
Faragon is a nice guy, he's just affraid to show it. :p
In case you didn't know, Mathetais is our religious father. Do not (I repeat) Do NOT start a conversation about anything involving christianity or you know that you know nothing yet. ;)
What does this have to do with moving to an other continent? I will consider going to Seattle and take Faragon with me. ( beat some more Protestantism in this socalled catholic :good: )
Fri, 27th Aug '04, 10:46pm
Catholic? Me? I walked away from the church years ago MoN, and you know it :grin: And I never was a protestant either ;)
@Kelvon: Actually, funny story, I currently AM playing an elven archer :p Well, partially elven, so it balances out a bit ;) And I'm a pretty decent guy, just full of hatred for ... a lot of people :lol:
Sat, 28th Aug '04, 1:57am
Hmmm. Everyone's coming to New Zealand... *lays out welcoming mats*
Anyways, I would go to Europe. Always wanted to go there. Scotland, England, Spain, France and all. Failing that, I'd go to Japan. Failing THAT, I'd just stay right here at good ol' NZ where you can laze around all day thanks.
Sat, 28th Aug '04, 5:18am
MoN ... thanks for the reference. I'm actually moving to Seattle to pastor a church. I'm very excited about it.
And yes, I believe all that. In fact, if you want to know what I really believe, check out www.monergism.com (http://www.monergism.com) :good: :holy:
Oh, and MoN ... I went to school in that Town on the Eastern shores of Lake Michigan
Yes, I was captain of the Hope College cheerleading squad (and don't laugh!) :D
Xei Win Toh
Sat, 28th Aug '04, 11:06am
Probably Finland, 'cause all the good bands play there.
Sat, 28th Aug '04, 12:09pm
Anyways, I would go to Europe. Always wanted to go there. Scotland, England, Spain, France and all.I wonder why Scotland appeared in there ;)
Anyway, I've always dreamed of living in Antarctica. One of my life goals is to spend a year or so there, it just seems such an amazing place. Baring that, this group of small islands in the south-west pacific - called New Zealand - sounds like a wonderful place if I ever heard of any. An amazing place to grow up, live and die (not that I'd know about the latter one). Bueatiful scenery, safe enviroment - when every murder and gun shooting makes it on the headline news you know you're in a safe place ;) - and amazingly friendly people around, like me for example :D
Sat, 28th Aug '04, 12:55pm
Anyway, I've always dreamed of living in Antarctica.Have you ever stood for an hour or two in -30^C while the wind freezes your ass off? I guarantee that once you get a taste of that, you'll be dreaming of "get me the heck out of here!" every day. :D
But the dynes are cool. ;)
Sat, 28th Aug '04, 3:16pm
Well, I'm about 3 weeks to move to Spain, burocratic work is almost done so here I go! new life, new home, new politicians...
The Kilted Crusader
Sat, 28th Aug '04, 7:44pm
A lot of people like the idea of Scotland. You do know its a turd hole filled with neds (Think Beavis and Butthead, but in baseball caps and tracksuits with a a nasty sounding Scottish accent)?
I actually like the idea of Ireland, considering my grand-mother comes from there and my mum used to love her holidays there.
Sun, 29th Aug '04, 10:10pm
I've been to Scotland and it was quite nice. Every country has parts that aren't so flash but Scotland has its fair share of really nice places (so long as you don't a brisk Northerly every now and again).
Mon, 30th Aug '04, 2:40am
Hey that "Monergism" stuff is preety nice stuff, but it's just not my stile... :)
@all the people who actually bothered to read my post...
I just found out that BioWare are hiring staff and I would loooove to work for them, especially considering the fact that it involves moving to Edmonton, Canada and that's not such a bad ideea! But of course dreams will be just dreams (not to sound like a pessimistic person) but first I have to finish my schooling so I would meat the requierements for a job at BioWare...
Can you just imagine... the year is 2010 and everybody is anticipating the new game from BioWare: "Halruaan Misery: The Hordes of Dambrath"
And ME, MYSELF and a miniature giant space hamster by the name of (no...not Boo...) but by the name of Chedjikxantllukva IV ! ! ! These will be the great heroes of this game......
So ya Canada would be nice... :) :) :) :) :) :) :almostmad:
Mon, 30th Aug '04, 9:30am
Anyway, I've always dreamed of living in Antarctica.Have you ever stood for an hour or two in -30^C while the wind freezes your ass off? I guarantee that once you get a taste of that, you'll be dreaming of "get me the heck out of here!" every day. That would be so fun!
[ August 30, 2004, 11:21: Message edited by: Rotku ]
Mon, 30th Aug '04, 9:41am
Actually, living in Antarctica does sound appealing. No fools around to p*ss you off, no real modcons, just a fairly solitary life. That's what I need at the moment.
Mon, 30th Aug '04, 4:10pm
I think you can have a:
"No fools around to p*ss you off, no real modcons, just a fairly solitary life"
on an uninhabited small isolated island in the middle of the pacific. Plus the heat, water in which you can swim without turning into a popsickle, rain not snow, bananas, mangos, coconuts, fury little wild sharp clawed and sharp teethed beasts that you can hunt and eat! So between Antarctica and a small isolated island, I would prefer the island.