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    Posted: 09 Jul 2010 at 21:29
If you did not live where you live now, in what kind of place or environment would you like to live then? Would you like to live in a house or apartment, in the countryside or in a city? Do you like cold climate or warm?

Maybe you have a picture of the kind of place you would prefer?

I think a Swedish herrgard (mansion) close to a lake would be rather nice:


And when abroad maybe a nice place in the sun, close to a beach:


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Basically, I'm thinking that if things really "funk"-up in this world, I will colonize an non-inhabited island (preferably one that was inhabited in the past and has some infrastructure), build my little hut and live by fishing and milking goats.

The island that is a possible candidate is Delos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delos). It has enough infrastructure to provide water supply at least. The rest is up to me Smile
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Originally posted by Flipper Flipper wrote:

Basically, I'm thinking that if things really "funk"-up in this world, I will colonize an non-inhabited island (preferably one that was inhabited in the past and has some infrastructure), build my little hut and live by fishing and milking goats.

The island that is a possible candidate is Delos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delos). It has enough infrastructure to provide water supply at least. The rest is up to me Smile

Indeed a good idea. And also there are a lot of historical monuments that one can philosophize and ponder over.


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For many Swedes this is the kind of environment they could think themselves live in (at least in the summer):


A tranquil and relaxing place. Combined with an apartment in the city (for use in the winter) its rather nice.

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Originally posted by Flipper Flipper wrote:

Basically, I'm thinking that if things really "funk"-up in this world, I will colonize an non-inhabited island (preferably one that was inhabited in the past and has some infrastructure), build my little hut and live by fishing and milking goats.

The island that is a possible candidate is Delos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delos). It has enough infrastructure to provide water supply at least. The rest is up to me Smile
Lots of Greek islands for sale now, gather your friends and buy yourself an island. Lack of electricity and water might however be a problem, I suspect.
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I"d like to buy a 100 acre plot, partly native bush and party cleared. Preferrably in hilly terrain with a scattering of old Decidious European Trees.
 
I can't really provide a picture.
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Originally posted by Styrbiorn Styrbiorn wrote:

Lots of Greek islands for sale now, gather your friends and buy yourself an island. Lack of electricity and water might however be a problem, I suspect.


Very few that were already private like Onassis "Scorpios". Those ones are tiny in other words. Delos, however is public property. You cannot posses a single inch of that island. However, nobody can tell you not to live there. There is an aqueduct there which is the most valuable thing if you live in the Cycladic islands. There are also wild goats and rabbits. You live by fishing and cheese making. You sell your products in the market of Mykonos (which is very close) and get the money for some fuel that will give you electricity and gas.

Remember though guys...This is my scenario if the world gets really twisted and I feel I need to leave our civilization.
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Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

For many Swedes this is the kind of environment they could think themselves live in (at least in the summer):


A tranquil and relaxing place. Combined with an apartment in the city (for use in the winter) its rather nice.



The good thing with those places is that they're relatively close to cities like Stockholm. Btw, my grandparents owned a farm near a lake in Östergötaland. I spent some early summers of my life in such an environment. Unfortunately when my grandfather died, the farm became a threat to my grandmother. First because she felt so alone and second, she felt she needed interaction and stimulance from the society in order to keep her mind busy.


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Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

I"d like to buy a 100 acre plot, partly native bush and party cleared. Preferrably in hilly terrain with a scattering of old Decidious European Trees.
 
I can't really provide a picture.


Make a drawing Omar! Smile
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Anywhere that combines desert (I have bedouin genesLOL), forest, snow and water in a 100km radius and of course as hot as Riyadh and as cold as Moscow with New England Autumn colours and a spring as green as the meadows of Wiltshire in May.
 
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Originally posted by Al Jassas Al Jassas wrote:

Anywhere that combines desert (I have bedouin genesLOL), forest, snow and water in a 100km radius and of course as hot as Riyadh and as cold as Moscow with New England Autumn colours and a spring as green as the meadows of Wiltshire in May.
 
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What about the Gobi desert. I think it is almost the one you're describing LOL
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Originally posted by Flipper Flipper wrote:

Originally posted by Al Jassas Al Jassas wrote:

Anywhere that combines desert (I have bedouin genesLOL), forest, snow and water in a 100km radius and of course as hot as Riyadh and as cold as Moscow with New England Autumn colours and a spring as green as the meadows of Wiltshire in May.
 
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What about the Gobi desert. I think it is almost the one you're describing LOL
 
It lacks the heat, the water, the snow and the English meadows but on the other hand better sand dunes than the ones here.
 
I have spent the last 6 years searching for this magical place to the extent I accumulted the climatic and geographic data of around 3000 different world cities and villages (and I am not joking) plus photos and I did find a match, guess where?
 
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Where Al? Smile
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Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan and its environs.
 
Although some of the qualities are farther than 100km (if one choses Almaty proper, within that range for other cities close by) like the sandy deserts its the closest you can get to my utopia. The city is on my top list of to visit cities.
 
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Looks nice!
I saw some pictures, but If you have some characteristic ones, please post.
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