(Closed) If you could retire in another country, which would you pick?

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Post # 48
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ireland! Some little cottage in the green hills, or over looking the Causeway Coast, or Aran Islands. Or near Wicklow. Really anywhere but a big city. 

Post # 49
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Bee Keeper

This is a fun question! I don’t have enough world knowledge to choose but I would say either Spain, the south of France, or Italy. I loved all of those places when I visited! I would also be really happy in Hawaii or somewhere Caribbean I think!

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I like this question! I’d go with either Spain or Iceland. Possibly New Zealand even though I’ve never been, but from what I’ve seen in documentaries it looks amaaaazing!

Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Somewhere diverse…I love living in America BUT I wouldn’t mind somewhere in Europe (i.e. UK) or Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai).

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Botswana or Mozambique. wildlife of Southern Africa gets me eveytime.

 

Switzerland is getting a lot of love, suprising.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@texasbee:  I’d be open to living in a lot of places, but I could picture my fiance and I retiring to England, France, Australia, New Zealand, or (closer to home) Canada.  It’s always hard to imagine really moving abroad, though, because while it’s always fun to travel to new places, it’s difficult to know whether or not it would be an ideal place to live.

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Italy. It’s the place we wanna go more than anywhere else. Capri for sure. We love the landscape, the food, the culture… And it reminds me of an old Deana Carter song I loved when I was a little girl, called “We Dance Anyway”. I listened to that song and thought about how wonderful it would be to go somewhere like they describe in the song with someone I loved.

 

 
 

“The summer air was heavy and sweet
You and I on a crowded street
There was music everywhere, I can see us there
In a happy little foreign town
Where the stars hung upside down
A half a world away, far far away
I remember you were laughung
We were so in love, we were so in love”

Post # 55
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Switzerland.

Post # 56
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If money was no object…

First choice would be Barbados… such a great country.  First World… clean, safe, friendly, familiar, financially stable and in the Eastern Caribbean where it enjoys probably one of the most ideal climates on the planet (80F year round… and rarely affected by Hurricanes)

Second Choice, again if money was no object.

I’d retire to the USA.  Probably half the year in the South, and half the year in the North.

But sadly as long as I don’t have a lottery to fall back upon, I’ll be spending at least 6 months a year here in Canada so I still qualify for Medicare.

(Lol, don’t feel too bad for me, Canada is a great country… and a fabulous place to summer.  Just not that pleasant November thru April unless you are young and enjoy winter sports.  At my age along with a lot of other snowbirds, I’d rather be in Florida).

 

Post # 57
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Sugar Beekeeper

I lived in Spain and England for six months and Scotland for a little over a year. I did some intense traveling as well during college taking anywhere from three weeks to six months to travel throughout Europe and Asia. While all the countries I visited (some mentioned by PP) were amazing I really loved coming home to the good old US of A, call me crazy.

If money were no object I wouldn’t pick a country…I’d be a citizen of the world.

Post # 58
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

we considered south of france or spain.  we both speak some french and i speak some spanish.  we also considered england (midlands), my dh is from there.

in the end, weather and cost of living were the determining factors.  dh wanted privacy and quiet (no big city), i wanted to live on the beach but still have access to city ammenities.  we chose the yuctan, mx.  a quiet town where thousands of flamigos come to next every year.  it’s just 40 min from a big city (pop. 1 mill) and is the #1 safest city in mexico.

in 10 years we may decide on somewhere in europe when we are tired of the heat.

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The south of France for the climate and the food — and the short travel distance to a million other amazing places.  Spain wouldn’t be bad, either (but I speak better French). 

I wouldn’t mind somewhere in Central or South America (as long as its warm) or the Carribean because the people tend to be phenomenal and are so laid back. . .

I’m not picky. 

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

New Zealand, definitely.

Post # 61
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Busy Beekeeper

St. Maarteen, Belize, BVI Tortlola, Tuscany. Any place thats warm or tropical.

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