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Old 2004-07-16, 08:57   Link #21
Roots
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I understand that feeling too. ^^

I remember when I was 9 my mom took me on vaction trip to New Zealand. It was freaking beautiful there, they have lambs, rivers that's really clean that has fish that you can see from the surface, beautiful mountains.

But I was only 9 years old back then and I find that place is so boring, no kids to play with or entertainments to watch.

But now it feel sucha apealing place to live.

Wow, that sounds awesome!!! I want to go to New Zealand now and see that for myself. Do you remember where exactly it was that you stayed?


On a somewhat off-topic note, I hate going to places filled with tourists. When I go to a foreign country, I want to be surrounded by natives not other foreigners. For example I went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last month and I loved it up there. One day I told my dad that I wanted to go up into the (HUGE!) mountain jungle that was behind our hotel, so we rented some horses and rode a trail. The end of the trail marked the site where they shot the movie Predator, and the place was just so toursity it ruined the whole atmosphere. The jungle trails were all freshly laid out, the river that went down the mountain had a little swimming area that was in the middle of a restaraunt and souviener (can't spell, so sue me) shop. It just made everything lose its magic for me.
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Old 2004-07-16, 09:13   Link #22
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Wow, that sounds awesome!!! I want to go to New Zealand now and see that for myself. Do you remember where exactly it was that you stayed?
Lol I don't remember well, it's been too long. But there are 2 main islands Cristoff and Queen's Island or something? Someone correct me please. ^^ One of them is where the main population of New Zealand lives. I went to the other one, where there are less people, alot of farms kiwi ^^ and sheeps. I was too young to go cross countrying, but it would have been cool someday to visit those place that we see in Lord of the Rings. ^^
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Old 2004-07-16, 09:20   Link #23
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imho the best place to live, is where lots of other people live which would be the US or to an extent Canada. People in multicultural societies tend to be more easy to get along with.
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Old 2004-07-16, 09:20   Link #24
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Lol I don't remember well, it's been too long. But there are 2 main islands Cristoff and Queen's Island or something? Someone correct me please. ^^ One of them is where the main population of New Zealand lives. I went to the other one, where there are less people, alot of farms kiwi ^^ and sheeps. I was too young to go cross countrying, but it would have been cool someday to visit those place that we see in the Lord of the Rings. ^^
New Zealand, Australia's inferior neighbour , consists of two main islands - North Island & South Island. Given the fact that the population of NZ is only about 3 million; the North Island is the most populated. The biggest city is Auckland, and the capital city is Wellington in the North Island's southern tip.

South Island is well known for it's countryside, it's scenery, and as you said - less people, farms, and sheeps. South Island was the predominant area used for LOTR scenes and the weather down there can be known for it's '4 seasons in one day' concept. The main city is Christchurch - city of churches and the heartland of NZ sport (rugby & cricket).

New Zealanders are a funny bunch of people in general. Most foriegners mistake them for Australians obviously. Oh and they love their rugby - it's their national sport and religion.
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Old 2004-07-16, 09:27   Link #25
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New Zealand, Australia's inferior neighbour , consists of two main islands - North Island & South Island. Given the fact that the population of NZ is only about 3 million; the North Island is the most populated. The biggest city is Auckland, and the capital city is Wellington in the North Island's southern tip.

South Island is well known for it's countryside, it's scenery, and as you said - less people, farms, and sheeps. South Island was the predominant area used for LOTR scenes and the weather down there can be known for it's '4 seasons in one day' concept. The main city is Christchurch - city of churches and the heartland of NZ sport (rugby & cricket).

New Zealanders are a funny bunch of people in general. Most foriegners mistake them for Australians obviously. Oh and they love their rugby - it's their national sport and religion.
LOL, I'm so off by alot. if the New Zealanders know I'm coming, they will probably turn me away and send me back home. ^^
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Old 2004-07-16, 09:29   Link #26
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From what I've heard I'd say Canada, man that looks like a sweet ass country ;/
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Old 2004-07-16, 12:18   Link #27
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Id bet that the reason why Sweden ranked so high os our social security.

But its impossible to say that an entire country is the best place to live, we have... lesser nice places to live here in Sweden to. But I am really, really glad that I was born and live in Sweden.
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Old 2004-07-16, 12:19   Link #28
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Everything was economic So this is made from the richest countries to the poorest :P

for instance USA owes 550billions dollars to Canada and so on
and also shows that SOCIALISM is better than CAPITALISM


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I would have to say the U.S. cause they have Hawaii Actually any countries with tropical paradises, beautiful oceans, and nice breezes have got to be the best hehe.

I'm kinda curious why Norway and Swedon are the top 2 though *no offense*...i just would never have guessed those two. How did they rate it? By economics? Environment? Something else?
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Old 2004-07-16, 12:29   Link #29
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Canada's in 4th and the US is in 8th. How could we, America lose to America junior?
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Old 2004-07-16, 13:06   Link #30
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*slaps Roots around*

Nothing wrong with being overly proud

Besides, I still think the US is one of the better places to live on basis of access to information and other luxuries. I'm not overly fond of Eastern Canadians, especially those from Quebec who decidedly take their vacations down here in Florida as they consider themselves better than all others, but I do like a lot of what I have experienced in Western Canada, especially the Vancouver area. So I'm pretty mixed on this, there's pros and cons that I like of a lot/hate of different countries, but since I live in the US and only visit other places I cannot actually say who ranks 'better'.

Anyways I do, however, agree with Roots with the comment of this will probably degrade into a flame war at a point, but I felt I might as well give my reply
LMAO... Yeah we got a lot of people here in Quebec going in vacations over there in Florida it seems... But why would it have something to do with considering ourselves better then others? I doubt we are better then others.. we ain't as the matter of fact. But don't go hatin on some nation you don't know the history of. =p


Edit: America junior? America = pure capitalism... Canada is socio-capitalism. Oh and everything would be perfect here if it wasn't of these awful cold days. It's been getting worst lately too each winter. We hit some minus 40s (farenheit or celsius, at that temperature, they are even) and I'm in the Ottawa region wich is in the almost southest part of the country. It get's way worst then that where I was born wich is more in the north. And I hate snow. But other then that, we pay taxes, but we got nice services, though it's getting worst too lately..
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Old 2004-07-16, 13:19   Link #31
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i wouldnt wanna live anywhere else than my country, the UK
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Old 2004-07-16, 13:28   Link #32
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in which country can you go from mountains to a huge plain in less that 1000 miles?
Well... I live in the prairies but it's less than a 30 minute drive before I'm well into the mountains. In under 1000 miles one can go from Alert (aka. North Pole, because it does sit on Canadian soil... or rather ice) across tundra, prairies, forests, mountains, islands and oceans... Canada is definitely a nice and diverse country. ^^
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Old 2004-07-16, 13:47   Link #33
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I don't trust any study that comes from such a biased source as the United Nations- they definitely have an agenda in most everything they do- of course they are going to rank nations higher for veering closer to socialism. You could argue until you are blue in the face about what criteria should be involved in determining the best place to live. I live in the U.S. and am quite proud of my country, but I don't dispute the fact that there are plenty of other nice places to live and be proud of.
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Old 2004-07-16, 13:52   Link #34
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Well Stay proud

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I don't trust any study that comes from such a biased source as the United Nations- they definitely have an agenda in most everything they do- of course they are going to rank nations higher for veering closer to socialism. You could argue until you are blue in the face about what criteria should be involved in determining the best place to live. I live in the U.S. and am quite proud of my country, but I don't dispute the fact that there are plenty of other nice places to live and be proud of.
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Old 2004-07-16, 14:51   Link #35
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Well... I live in the prairies but it's less than a 30 minute drive before I'm well into the mountains. In under 1000 miles one can go from Alert (aka. North Pole, because it does sit on Canadian soil... or rather ice) across tundra, prairies, forests, mountains, islands and oceans... Canada is definitely a nice and diverse country. ^^
True, true. There's only one thing i don't like in Canada.... and it's the average temperature you guys have there.

/me has to survive summers with the average temperature of 32C/89F
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Old 2004-07-16, 15:55   Link #36
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Yeah I like to run and all that snow in Canada would make it difficult. On the other hand I LOVE cross country skiing, although I only did it once when I was like 12 or something.
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Old 2004-07-16, 16:02   Link #37
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True, true. There's only one thing i don't like in Canada.... and it's the average temperature you guys have there.

/me has to survive summers with the average temperature of 32C/89F
The average temperature here during the summer is 28C/86.5F (today went as high as 36C/98C in some parts of the city) and the average temperature during the winter is only -15C/5F. What's not to like, the temperatures are rather moderate. ^^

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Yeah I like to run and all that snow in Canada would make it difficult. On the other hand I LOVE cross country skiing, although I only did it once when I was like 12 or something.
All that snow?

Unless you're living above the frost line, snow isn't really a problem. Sure I've seen 2 metre (2.5 yards) snow drifts in farmers fields and record snow pacts of +3 metres (3 yards, 1 foot), but the average yearly snow fall around here is only 650-750 milimetres (27 inches).

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Old 2004-07-16, 16:08   Link #38
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The average temperature here during the summer is 28C/86.5F (today went as high as 36C/98C in some parts of the city) and the average temperature during the winter is only -15C/5F. What's not to like, the temperatures are rather moderate. ^^
Ha! Try San Francisco - the summers are about 60F/15C in summer, and about
60F/15C in the winter...

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Old 2004-07-16, 17:58   Link #39
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legal marijuana in Amsterdam, Netherlands. i'd say there. i don't smoke it, but the effects of it cause lower sperm count, paranoia, and overall calmness. It seems like a quiet place with very few children and/or random strangers wanting to bug me. ^_^

but, i'm not one to actually say what is the best because i've only lived here in the U.S. I'm not one to travel much, and i don't ussually associate myself with people that can't find peace in where they are.
COUNT ME IN! ooooooooo it really is legal there! (MOVES IN A HEARTBEAT) Every1 knows the best palce to live is in a space colony on the moon!

I want to live on y own island with a fast internet hookup and I would have no copy right laws and hand anime out for free
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Old 2004-07-16, 18:12   Link #40
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Nothin against the UK (or europe in general), I wouldn't want to live there because i'm a video gamer, and the PAL version of games always comes out last. (PAL is the euro-region code)
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