I like to fantasize about what I would do with my life if I weren't a slave to the system.
It's a tough decision, there's a lot of wonderful things to go do in this world.
Researching different places, I was thinking about what would be important to me tonight.
I would need to live somewhere marijuana friendly. That would be a must. I would want beaches, I've always dreamed of living in a small but modern looking beach villa. So I started looking at those two factors, and stumbled across what looks like this little gem of a nation. Expensive, but perfect as far as what I'm looking for lifestyle wise. That nation is Uruguay.
I would want somewhere advanced enough that modern conveniences, and the internet is in the plurality, but I miss the simplicity of the nineties. Uruguay seems like the perfect blend for that. Alot of stores only take cash, they have these markets set up in the mornings where you can buy plenty of fresh produce, and their beef is supposed to be the best in the world-- which is something that really appealed to me because my step-grandpa used to raise his own beef, and after eating steaks with him I honestly don't really care for the store bought stuff in my homeland of Ohio any more, I really miss that. I've also always wanted to try living somewhere where it's not absolutely mandatory that one must drive to get to where they are going. At a quick glance Punta del Este looks like the perfect place for me to settle down. It's small, but still party-ish. But I'm sure there are many other options.
I would want to live somewhere scenic and there seems to be plenty of that there. I would want a liberal government that aligns itself with my politics, and Uruguay seems to be that way. I would also want options for smaller cities. I grew up in a tiny village and didn't care for it because if you don't fit into the culture, you have no other real options-- too much lack of diversity. I moved to a big city for quite some time, and it was perhaps a bit too fast paced for me. So I like that the average city's population down there is about 30,000. A good cross between small and cozy, but not stifling. In spite of not caring for the culture of my homeland, I have fallen in love with the ability to escape way out into the country, and there's plenty of spaces in Uruguay where that's still possible.
I like the fact that the seasons still change, I wouldn't want to sacrifice winter all together, but winters sound less harsh down there. I prefer nice blistering hot summers.
I also want to try some mate, their national drink which is apparently a Uruguayan answer to coffee, but completely different. It's served in a friggin gourd.
If there are any Uruguayans (is that the correct word?) on this forum, I have definitely taken an interest in your country. Just browsing articles like this
, and this
I've already half fallen in love with the place.
Now I ask you, bitsharestalk community, if money were a non-issue where in the world would you choose to live, and why?