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Considering starting a new life in Europe...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Tyler Durden, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    Yeah. So lately, I'm toying with this idea of just leaving and going to Europe with no intentions of coming back immediately, or soon, or possibly ever. In all reality I probably wont do it. But in a few months if I have money and a few "bad things" happen, I may just up and leave.

    Now, I've never been to outside of the US and Canada before...But what cities are "good" as far as prices of rents/homes and neccesities, and what are some "unique" things that you enjoy? Here's a few impressions that I have already, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong:

    London: Expensive. But seems vastly interesting. Probably alot like NY in parts. But probably too expensive for me.

    Paris: Expensive. Locals miiiight be kind of rude, although, what city doesnt have people like that? Probably also too expensive for me. And most likely too touristy...

    Copenhagen: Probably the front runner. I've heard pretty much nothing but good things about this city as far as everyone riding bikes and people being pretty pleasant on the whole.

    Please, add on. Build with me...
     
  2. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2005 Messages: 4,500 Likes Received: 5
    london is supposedly one of the most expensive cities in the world.
    Certainly the idea of moving to another country and having to live in a suburb
    far away from the action doesn't seem to be all that appealing.

    Greece probably has lots of housing because of the last Olympics.
    As 'Our Man In Greece' about that one, because I'm just guessing.
    I hear Athens can be expensive too.
     
  3. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    Yeah, I'm definetly looking to stick to a city as opposed to the 'burbs go since I plan on taking full advantage of public transportation.

    I've heard that Athens/Rome has some pretty bad areas of town. I'm not sure how they would compare with bad areas of NYC and stuff, but I'm guessing theres alot of muggings and stuff that go on. Maybe its mostly tourists though....


    Although I'm sure every city has its less-than-stellar areas, I'd rather not get robbed on a consistant basis.
     
  4. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

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    If you're looking for a euro experience without quite as
    serious a plunge, take a look at Montreal. It certainly doesn't
    feel anything like your average american city. Just a thought.
     
  5. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Are we only talking major cities here? Are smaller cities/towns out of the question?
     
  6. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

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    Yeah. I live in the NY metro area and I've been considering making the drive up there. I think its only 8 or so hours.

    The Europe thing is really more of me just leaving everything and going far, far away....Montreal would probably be way too close.
     
  7. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    Smaller cities/towns could work. Or areas that are on the outskirts of decent sized cities. So long as theres good mass transit.
     
  8. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    Also, I'm very interested in Scandanvia. Most of my family is Norwegian (Great-grand parents/grand father are "off the boat"...). My father took a trip back there when he got out of college and said it was an incredible area. The only drawback I could think of with Scandanavia would be the climate. Winters here are bad enough. I'd very much prefer someplace that doesnt get below 20 degrees (farenheit...) on a regular basis...
     
  9. beardo

    beardo Guest

    everyone i know seems to fall in love with spain. ive got a friend whose lived there on and off for a while now.
     
  10. beardo

    beardo Guest

    madrid being the obvious big city
     
  11. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    "if some bad things happen"

    thats the summary of your life.
     
  12. SPORTO

    SPORTO Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2005 Messages: 1,086 Likes Received: 10
    For 'Quality of Life' Scandanvia is it.
    But as for living there permantly as a regular citizen,
    its more expensive than London or Paris.

    After the shit that went down in sweltering Orleans,
    the cold nights, with a couple o shots a vodka will seem bearable.
     
  13. deposit

    deposit New Jack

    Joined: Aug 2, 2003 Messages: 67 Likes Received: 0
    i recomend these and surrounding areas such as barcelona ( very dope city as long as your "wise"), amsterdam( same goes here ) , dublin ( can be pricey ), glasgow ( easy access to the rest of uk and cheaper to live brilliant atmosphere and not in england < no offense btw.... great city :king: )

    hope this helps
     
  14. QbaOner

    QbaOner Member

    Joined: Apr 8, 2000 Messages: 827 Likes Received: 7
    dont go to Poland..
     
  15. TRAMP

    TRAMP Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2001 Messages: 594 Likes Received: 0
    I've been considering this for sometime myself.
    Berlin isn't too expensive and it's really fucking dope. also, Budapest is cool and pretty cheap as well. that's probably where I'd gravitate towards but, once you get out there, you tend to find yourself where you totally weren't expecting to be. shit's dope. hope things works out.
     
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