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US 62 25.83%
Canada 23 9.58%
France 8 3.33%
Italy 10 4.17%
Spain 7 2.92%
Thailand 15 6.25%
Japan 3 1.25%
Portugal 2 0.83%
Ireland 4 1.67%
Great Britain 8 3.33%
New Zealand 17 7.08%
Mexico 19 7.92%
Costa Rica 10 4.17%
Panama 13 5.42%
OZ 14 5.83%
China 1 0.42%
Scandinavia 2 0.83%
Greece 4 1.67%
South America 6 2.50%
Bahamas 5 2.08%
Germany 2 0.83%
Polynesia 5 2.08%
Hong Kong 0 0%
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Old 10-08-2005, 01:25 PM   #1
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We can supposedly have up to 5 votes(although I haven't tried this option before-fingers crossed) for those of us that want to be nomadic.
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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English speaking land of oz (Australia) might also be a strong possibility.

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I chose 5 countries, and it seemed to work.
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For retirement our preferences are currently Australia, France, China, Italy.

Most likely we will split our summer winter residence.
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We (me, the wife and our daughter) are off to Thailand on November 15.
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For retirement our preferences are currently Australia, France, China, Italy.
China Everyone I know who has gone there on business or to pick up an adopted child said it's horrible. Why would anyone want to go live in China?
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I thought the China nominee was a joke but I guess someone is interested
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Actually expect to spend a couple retirement years in Rarotonga (Cook Islands) or Fiji.
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For me, the Bahamas...didn't see it on the list...oops, I see it now...either I am getting old or someone added it late
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For me, the Bahamas...didn't see it on the list...oops, I see it now...either I am getting old or someone added it late
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We can supposedly have up to 5 votes(although I haven't tried this option before-fingers crossed) for those of us that want to be nomadic.
It certainly works for me living in more than one place: British Columbia, Canada and Costa Rica.

I don't know about 5 homes though--that's sounds too complicated. But perhaps one for each season: Vancouver in summer, New York in the fall, Costa Rica in winter and Italy in the spring.
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Retire @ 40:
You may have been speaking with a biased group, or someone who has been there in the past. I have travelled to Beijing several times on business (extended trips), and have noticed almost a evolutionary change, even in the last 5 years. China uses their old words with new definitions, such that the meangings have morphed into many of the same things that we discuss and expect in a capitalistic society. Even their elections are going through a metamorphasis. Not open democracy yet, but a lot closer then a socialistic country like Italy.
I believe their coming crisis will be along the lines of overbuilding for the middle and upper classes, while the lower classes have a long way to go .. no wait that's a description that was used about Lousiana recently. Anyway, once you get past the high price of purchasing an apartment in a nice neighborhood, the cost of living is very low, the amenities are fairly close to US (except Chinese food comes in a large variety of styles, distinctive tastes, and serving styles), and should you desire it, you can get many of the larger chain resturants foods, for about the same price that you would pay here. One example, although I personally think it's a bit sad, is that the number of Starbuck coffee cafes in Beijing alone, presents you with an opportunity to drink that coffee within about a square mile of most places in the city. WalMart is opening a super center there this year, and can the other box stores be far behind. Now if they just had a decent deli for pastrami on rye, ... but I'm sure that's coming as well.
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I live in North Carolina, and like it very much. *I like the people, the climate, the coast, the mountains, the culture, and lots of other things as well. *Not enough adaptability left in this geezer (me) to consider moving anywhere else, I suppose. *Re culture: *don't laugh. *My area has, I'm told, more PhDs per-capita than anywhere else in the USA. * *Reminds me of a story about a guy who always talked about not having finished his dissertation. *A friend asked "How far did you get?" *The answer was: *"finished sixth grade."

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It certainly works for me living in more than one place: British Columbia, Canada and Costa Rica.

I don't know about 5 homes though--that's sounds too complicated. But perhaps one for each season: Vancouver in summer, New York in the fall, Costa Rica in winter and Italy in the spring.
Sounds really nice, dougdo.
Don't have to do it all in one year. Sometime before we check out.
Now that I've gotten a look at some of the choices....I should have opened the poll way past 5.
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I live in North Carolina, and like it very much. I like the people, the climate, the coast, the mountains, the culture, and lots of other things as well. Not enough adaptability left in this geezer (me) to consider moving anywhere else, I suppose. Re culture: don't laugh. My area has, I'm told, more PhDs per-capita than anywhere else in the USA. Reminds me of a story about a guy who always talked about not having finished his dissertation. A friend asked "How far did you get?" The answer was: "finished sixth grade."

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We might be neighbors. I assume you're in the Raleigh-Durham area. I feel the same way about the people, culture, and geography here. It's a little warm in the summer though.

Growing up here, I've taken a well-educated populace around me for granted. Not all places in the US have that...
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Hi, Justin -- yes -- Raleigh, inside the beltline.

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There are still a bunch of places I might like to try. But, I
am out of energy, adaptability and time. Thus, I suspect what we have is it for the duration. That said, there are 2 scenarios I
have thought of recently that have appeal.

Cabin in the north woods with some acreage (we would keep the Texas condo). I've done it before and both DW and I would
fit that style nicely. Otherwise, once family obligations are reduced
here (assuming I am still above ground), relocate to Texas
permanently. Not sure about living in the condo year round,
but maybe by that time I will welcome the no muss-no fuss
lifestyle, offered by condo living. We'll see.

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China* Everyone I know who has gone there on business or to pick up an adopted child said it's horrible.* Why would anyone want to go live in China?
Visit yourself, you might be surprised. Like anywhere it has good and bad, but if one is interested in the culture and enjoys experiencing a different way of life, then it is interesting. It wouldn't suit everyone, but nowhere does. Not forgetting that both Hong Kong and Macau are both part of China yet have very different characters to each other and the mainland, as do the various regions within the mainland.

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I thought the China nominee was a joke but I guess someone is interested*
mmmm.........crazy, you think? Hong Kong and Macau in particular, and to a lesser extent Shanghai, are fantastic places to live.
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I was really surprised that the US didn't finish first in this survey!

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