One country only, as much as you like, the rest of your life, which one?

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Re: One country only, as much as you like, the rest of your life, which one?

Postby Ug_Caveman » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:58 pm

The Netherlands: love the country, love the culture, love the language, love the fact chicken satay is a common street food :P

Belgium would also be a good shout for me (perhaps BeNeLux could unite one day and become a BOGTF sort of deal here...)
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Re: One country only, as much as you like, the rest of your life, which one?

Postby Le Baron » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:33 pm

fresh_air wrote:It's nothing like Europe, where one city could be interchanged for any of the others - large river, nightlife district, brutalist apartment blocks, kebab shop, church, old castle, railway station, rinse and repeat.


This is what comes of only visiting the well-known cities.
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Re: One country only, as much as you like, the rest of your life, which one?

Postby kanewai » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:18 pm

Are we restricted to the country proper? If overseas territories are included France is the easy answer for me. France proper has the glamorous cities, the working class cities, small villages, lots of hiking trails, mountains, coastline, wilderness, an interesting history, and a diversity of regions. Exploring France could keep me busy for a lifetime.

But Spain and Italy can make the same claim, with Greece and Turkey being runners up (missing only the long camino-style trails). But when I add in the overseas departments in Polynesia and the Caribbean then France takes the lead.

Interestingly, the title of the question made me think it would be one country to live in, and then my choice would be Mexico.
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