Well, this is just going prove again that I am capricious. My selection of places I think I'd like to live in are varied - and if I did not have to consider practicalities I would try each one of them for a bit. Or maybe that long awaited lottery winning could give me access to a selection of holiday homes, allowing me to move around as my fickle self desires.
- New York. I like the buzz, it's cosmopolitan and exiting, has great shopping and food, it never sleeps, it's diverse and so American. Would I love it forever? I don't know, but I'd give it a try...I'm sure we'd be in for a great adventure.
- Paris. I lived there as a student. I'd like to experience it as a working adult. I love the food, the shopping, the old buildings, the walkability, it's central Europe location. The city is chic, beautiful and just so uh la la. I think as a family we could manage just fine, we speak the language, we'd just have to snag ourselves a great apartment and get used to the bureaucracy.
- Los Roques. Los Roques is an Archipelago National Park in the Caribbean, belonging to Venezuela. It's paradise, untouched, has beautiful ins and hostels and it's one of the places where I was the most relaxed ever. I would like to run a stylish bed and breakfast, enjoy the beauty, the sun, sand, beach and ocean. Could I maintain such living for an extended time of my life? Probably not, but this is a dream, isn't it?
- Maledives. Los Roques was paradise in the Carribean, the Maledives are paradise in the Indian Ocean. It took me 30 minutes to walk around my island. No TV, no radio, just sand, sun, reefs, ocean and good food. It's exotic, it's remote - again, a perfect place to welcome tourists or become a dive instructor. I'm sure my kids would love the home schooling and beach life, right?
- Amalfi coast. Who would not love Italian living and be at the ocean? I'd get my ocean fix, great food and history. I'd be with stylish Italians and live in a beautiful part of Europe. I'd really have to work on my Italian, not quite up to par anymore- but la vita Italianita would be sublime.
- Cyprus. And last but not least, Cyprus would be on my list. It's where West meets East, it's Mediterranean, has a lot of history, great food and diverse landscape. The beaches are beautiful and the people are welcoming and friendly. I'd probably have to have some kind of tourist related job and I don't speak Greek or Turkish, mhhh, could be a problem.
If jobs, languages, family and such would not be an obstacle, where would you like to live for a while?