MOVING ON  

spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
29851 posts
12/14/2021 6:39 am
MOVING ON

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, England


I was asked recently if I had to move from where I live in Nottingham to another place where would I go. My friend asked to name one place in England and another place abroad.

Reluctant as I am to leave Nottingham, the home of Robin Hood, I thought hard about his question. Initially I answered Leeds so that I could regularly go and see the home games of the mighty Leeds United. But soon realising that I am unlikely to get into the Elland Road ground because it is out for every home game, I decided to choose Bristol as a place I would like to live.

Bristol is a large, historic, vibrant city in the south-west of England; it prospered, like many other ports, because of the slave trade. Above is a photo of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, an iconic bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

If you had to live in another place in your country, where would you move to?
If you had to live in another country, where would you move to?


Thinking about other countries where I would like to live, I kept thinking of countries I would not like to live in. The list was long: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Myanmar, North Korea, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and United Arab Emirates - living in Dubai for me, would be a living hell!

Of the countries that I could live in, the following came to mind: Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and the USA - it would have to be New York or San Francisco if I moved to America.

But, after quite a lot of thinking, I chose Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is pleasure city; along with Barcelona and New York, it is one of my favourite cities in the world. Below is a photo of Damrak, the red light district of Amsterdam. It is not a seedy area; there are bars, cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, shops, churches and museums, as well as women advertising their services in the red-lit windows of the merchant houses.

Damrak, Amsterdam, Netherlands


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/14/2021 6:40 am

Given climate change and rising sea levels, maybe moving to Amsterdam isn’t such a good idea. The city is below sea level; the sea is kept in check by an elaborate system of dykes and canals.


author51 59F  
130010 posts
12/14/2021 7:02 am

Actually for me I would not live in any other country but Canada my friend. I would of course move back to B.C. as that is where those who have my heart live.Nice post and would visit Amsterdamn, Italy, France, certain parts of the States I have already travelled to, Scotland and Ireland along with England to round out other countries when it comes to vacations.. xoxo


pal334 67M  
45821 posts
12/14/2021 7:22 am

I am thinking I will move back to the farm land I grew up on, taking it easy. Not a typical overseas location, but back to my beach apartment in Perto Rico

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Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
12/14/2021 7:38 am

I like thinking about possibilities and 'what ifs', they're interesting.
If I HAD to move to another town in another country, it would mean that Montreal had been hit with a nuclear bomb and Canada 🍁, was no longer inhabitable.
Yep... I guess I'd head to the ATM and pull out some cash before packing a suitcase. πŸ˜Άβ—β—


MyBaffies 52M
4983 posts
12/14/2021 9:19 am

If you had to live in another place in your country, where would you move to? Inverness
If you had to live in another country, where would you move to? Ireland

Baffies

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Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
12/14/2021 9:24 am

I hope one day you get to move to your dream place. Amsterdam is a nice place I hear with lots of sexy fun there too..

If you had to live in another place in your country, where would you move to? I have always wanted to move to Oregon as it's beautiful, cooler temperatures, and it's just
some place we have always wanted to live.

If you had to live in another country, where would you move to? I would never move out of the US as I don't fly, and well the US is my home.

I hope you enjoy a great Hump Day my friend..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


staci_19702 51T  
3767 posts
12/14/2021 10:20 am

I like Texas. But I would love to travel to see that bridge. Impressive.

Have a great day! πŸ’‹
Staci


smartasswoman 64F  
35813 posts
12/14/2021 10:40 am

Great thought exercise!

I'm increasingly feeling like I'm pretty well positioned for climate change living in Minnesota, and it's hard to imagine starting over somewhere else with no friends nearby. If I HAD to move? Maybe Portland, Oregon - it's liberal and it's a fairly short drive to visit either the ocean or the mountains.

In terms of other countries, I enjoyed Spain and Portugal when I visited them a few years ago. Barcelona maybe? Lisbon? We visited a little seaside town just outside of Lisbon called Cascais that I really liked. However, I peeked in a real estate office window and it's not cheap there. Sigh.


SilverFoxMark66 67M  
286 posts
12/14/2021 11:07 am

In UK I'm very happy to stay put in London, 'tho I also have a long(ish) term dream of buying a 9th C Castle near Carcassonne to develop into an eco-resort in Cathar country with so much history about their stand against the Catholic Church, (more history on request), Mark


PonyGirl1965 56F  
22090 posts
12/14/2021 8:00 pm

In the US, I would move to northern Arkansas on the shores of the White River. If that was unavailable I would live in some mountain area.
In another country ... I would love a mild temperature area, maybe where the mountains meet the ocean. Maybe a quiet island.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society made the island of Guernsey look very attractive. Not sure how realistic that may be.


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
12/15/2021 1:03 pm

I'd like to live up in Scotland, around East Lothian. My uncle used to live near Dunbar on the coast.


EnigmaInitiative 54F  
6054 posts
12/15/2021 1:50 pm

If you had to live in another place in your country, where would you move to?

I've lived all over these here United States, but I've not been to Hawaii.

If you had to live in another country, where would you move to?

UK cuz I seem to know so many people there. And, well, it's an English Speaking country and I wouldn't have to learn a new language.

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:25 am

    Quoting author51:
    Actually for me I would not live in any other country but Canada my friend. I would of course move back to B.C. as that is where those who have my heart live.Nice post and would visit Amsterdamn, Italy, France, certain parts of the States I have already travelled to, Scotland and Ireland along with England to round out other countries when it comes to vacations.. xoxo
Once covid has eased - a big if - you need to go on a European tour.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:26 am

    Quoting pal334:
    I am thinking I will move back to the farm land I grew up on, taking it easy. Not a typical overseas location, but back to my beach apartment in Perto Rico
Puerto Rico sounds like a great place to live.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:27 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    I like thinking about possibilities and 'what ifs', they're interesting.
    If I HAD to move to another town in another country, it would mean that Montreal had been hit with a nuclear bomb and Canada 🍁, was no longer inhabitable.
    Yep... I guess I'd head to the ATM and pull out some cash before packing a suitcase. πŸ˜Άβ—β—
I spent a few hours in Montreal airport en route to Quebec City. I was slightly surprised that I did not have to speak more French there.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:28 am

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    If you had to live in another place in your country, where would you move to? Inverness
    If you had to live in another country, where would you move to? Ireland
Inverness sounds cold. I could move to Ireland too.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:30 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    I hope one day you get to move to your dream place. Amsterdam is a nice place I hear with lots of sexy fun there too..

    If you had to live in another place in your country, where would you move to? I have always wanted to move to Oregon as it's beautiful, cooler temperatures, and it's just
    some place we have always wanted to live.

    If you had to live in another country, where would you move to? I would never move out of the US as I don't fly, and well the US is my home.

    I hope you enjoy a great Hump Day my friend..
I've heard lots of good things about Oregon, especially Portland.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:32 am

    Quoting staci_19702:
    I like Texas. But I would love to travel to see that bridge. Impressive.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the Severn river separating England and Wales, unfortunately, is also a magnet for people wanting to jump off to kill themselves!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:34 am

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    Great thought exercise!

    I'm increasingly feeling like I'm pretty well positioned for climate change living in Minnesota, and it's hard to imagine starting over somewhere else with no friends nearby. If I HAD to move? Maybe Portland, Oregon - it's liberal and it's a fairly short drive to visit either the ocean or the mountains.

    In terms of other countries, I enjoyed Spain and Portugal when I visited them a few years ago. Barcelona maybe? Lisbon? We visited a little seaside town just outside of Lisbon called Cascais that I really liked. However, I peeked in a real estate office window and it's not cheap there. Sigh.
I've been told that Portland is a cool city to visit.
Barcelona is a beautiful city, lots of history. I've not visited Lisbon but it's on my list.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:36 am

    Quoting SilverFoxMark66:
    In UK I'm very happy to stay put in London, 'tho I also have a long(ish) term dream of buying a 9th C Castle near Carcassonne to develop into an eco-resort in Cathar country with so much history about their stand against the Catholic Church, (more history on request), Mark
I lived in London for about ten years. I couldn't afford to go back there to live now!
Carcassonne is a beautiful city.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:38 am

    Quoting PonyGirl1965:
    In the US, I would move to northern Arkansas on the shores of the White River. If that was unavailable I would live in some mountain area.
    In another country ... I would love a mild temperature area, maybe where the mountains meet the ocean. Maybe a quiet island.
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society made the island of Guernsey look very attractive. Not sure how realistic that may be.
I've not been to Guernsey; I've been to Jersey, its neighbouting island. It's quite expensive to live in the Channel Islands though they have low taxes.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:40 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I'd like to live up in Scotland, around East Lothian. My uncle used to live near Dunbar on the coast.
Scotland would be okay to live. I wouldn't live in Glasgow because I wouldn't be able to understand the Glaswegian accent.
I'd move to Montrose; they were my favourite Subbuteo team!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 5:41 am

    Quoting EnigmaInitiative:
    If you had to live in another place in your country, where would you move to?

    I've lived all over these here United States, but I've not been to Hawaii.

    If you had to live in another country, where would you move to?

    UK cuz I seem to know so many people there. And, well, it's an English Speaking country and I wouldn't have to learn a new language.
You'd get a very big and warm welcome here in the UK. Have you visited?


EnigmaInitiative 54F  
6054 posts
12/16/2021 8:49 am

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    You'd get a very big and warm welcome here in the UK. Have you visited?
I, sadly, have not left North America.

Maybe one day

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
12/16/2021 9:01 am

I've only been to America a few times; it's a big country!


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