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There are several places around the world that simply fascinate me. The reasons behind those fascinations perhaps might be the culture, people, and general way of life of a place, region, and its people. I will be finishing university in about a year and therefore I’ve been thinking about where to live next, of course this might depend on where life takes me, but I’ve generally been thinking about it a lot lately and that’s why I wanted to share with all of you the places where I’d like to live.
I currently live in Seattle a little more than half of the year and spend the other half mainly in my home country of Poland, and also travelling around the world. Seattle is a magnificent city but after being here a few years already, I’m a bit bored of the scenery and general lifestyle and I’d like a change of place in the next few years. Seattle is an amazing city, but there are so many other places around the world that could be a better option for me and maybe they might just bring me greater benefits.
So I’d like to share with all of you the five places where I’d like to live in at some point of my life… it doesn’t necessarily have to be soon, just at some point.
I think virtually everyone has a desire to live in London. The city itself is beautiful and magnificent, but like with every place – there are pros and cons. I’d love to live in London for a few months to maybe a few years just to see how it is like. It is entirely different to travel to a place and stay there for a few days than to live in a place for a longer period of time.
London is an ideal location for me. It is only two hours away from Poland and about seven hours away from the United States. I also consider London to be in the “centre” of the world and it really is an ideal location – close to anywhere in Europe, slightly longer flights to the United States, and connections to various places around the world.
There’s just something special about London and the culture (though that’s rapidly changing), and I would really like to experience living in/around London in the future.
I love Spain, it is one of my favourite countries in the world. Living in Barcelona is another dream of mine, I speak Spanish fluently so there wouldn’t be any issues regarding the language (though I’m sure most people speak English). Like London, Barcelona is close to anywhere in Europe and also would provide an excellent atmosphere for me. The lifestyle is vastly different in Barcelona, along with the people, culture, and way of living.
Barcelona is a fascinating city, full of culture and history, living in Spain would be something completely different from what I’m used to and perhaps my overall way of life might change if I spend a few months soaking up the Spanish culture.
Ahh, San Francisco, my absolute favourite city in the United States. I just love San Francisco (no, the main reason is NOT that it’s a United hub), it seems like it is one of the most accepting and open-minded cities with people who have a vast view of the world and the cultures around it. Additionally, SF is just gorgeous and I don’t think I’d ever get tired of the beautiful Californian scenery.
San Francisco is considered a “tech” city and since I will graduate with a degree related to the study of people, information, and technology, I think SF would be a wonderful place for me to live and work in. If I decide to move from Seattle in the next few years, San Francisco would most likely be the first place I would consider… just to experience what it is like living in another U.S. city without having to change a bunch of paperwork and move tons of items around the globe.
Mexico City – one of the cities that fascinate me the most. My love for the Spanish language and hispanic culture began in Mexico City. The culture and people are both so amazing and fascinating in Mexico City that it is just wonderful to spend time there. I visit MEX at least twice a year and spend a few weeks just exploring and observing the way of life.
It would be wonderful to experience the real Mexican culture by spending a few months to a few years living and working in Mexico City. I assume my view of the world would be a bit changed after spending some more time in Mexico throughout the year. And for those wondering about safety, I’ve always felt safe in Mexico. There has never been a time when I thought something bad would happen to me or to those around me. Be smart, and most of the time nothing unexpected will happen.
After visiting Iceland this past summer, I was amazed at the scenery and beauty the country has. I can’t believe I never thought about visiting Iceland earlier, it is a country we all fly near when flying between Europe and the U.S… but most people never really consider what Iceland holds – and that is pure beauty. I definitely want to spend at least a few months in Iceland exploring the entire country and perhaps working, just to see how different the culture is from regular European lifestyle.
People in Iceland are some of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve met – they are just so friendly and welcoming, it’s amazing. Iceland being a Scandinavian country means that it has one of the highest percentages of people being happy. Being happy is everyone’s goal in life and I can’t think of a better place to change your perspective on living life than in Iceland.
So there you have it, my top five places where I’d like to live in. I’m only twenty years old, but my future is very bright and I can promise myself that I won’t waste my life and live it everyday to the fullest. Life is short and we truly have to make the best of it – being happy is the key to success in life. Staying positive can significantly change your view of the world and your perspective on how to live your life.
What places would you like to live in?
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