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Old 11.02.2011, 15:01
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How many places... ?

reading various posts one sentence keeps coming up... "When I lived in..."

so that got me wondering... how many places , different cities, countries, have you lived in?

I'll guess that I'm probably one of the least traveled having only lived in three locations ( but with a fair bit of traveling )
Halifax, N.S.( CANADA )
Boston, Mass ( USA )
Geneva.
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:04
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Re: How many places... ?

Oxford, UK
Newbury, UK
Thatcham, UK
Basel, CH
Düdingen, CH
Basel, CH

In total in the past 10 years I've moved approx once every year (sometimes twice). Fancy staying put now ideally but that depends on my boss.
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:06
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Re: How many places... ?

Sutton, Surrey (UK)
Montreux (CH)
New Orleans (USA)
Houston (USA)
Hamburg (DE)
Stuttgart (DE)
Zurich
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:06
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Two, counting this one.
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:09
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Oxford, UK

somewhat mrs. G's old area.. she lived near and around High Wycombe, and somehow knew and drank in several pubs Oxford way.

in fact.. come to think.. she knows alot of pubs over the s. of england. ( my kinda girl )
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reading various posts one sentence keeps coming up... "When I lived in..."

so that got me wondering... how many places , different cities, countries, have you lived in?

I'll guess that I'm probably one of the least traveled having only lived in three locations ( but with a fair bit of traveling )
Halifax, N.S.
Boston, Mass
Geneva.
21 different places. around 7 countries.
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:10
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21 different places. around 7 countries.

troubles with the police eh?
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:33
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troubles with the police eh?
just preparing for the zombie apocalypse. i still have the keys to almost all the places i rented...
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:38
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Re: How many places... ?

Vineland, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Kings Lynn, England
King of Prussia, PA (not really a place - really just a major intersection)
Lincoln, England
Frimley Green, England
Egham, England
Falkirk, Scotland (current)
Basel, CH (current)
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:38
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Reykjavik (IS)
Stykkishòlmur (IS)
Selfoss (IS)
Stockholm (SE)
Basel (CH)
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:39
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Re: How many places... ?

5th country.
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Re: How many places... ?

Tijuana(MX)
Mexicali(MX)
Brisbane(AUS)
Baden( CH)
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Re: How many places... ?

Chicago
Hong Kong
Beijing
Shanghai
Chengdu
Zürich
Sort of London
Sort of New York
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:43
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Re: How many places... ?

Belgium
* Lauwe ( West Flanders )

Turkey
* Gumuldur ( near Izmir )

Ireland

*Dublin
- Tallaght x 2
- City West x 3

*West Wicklow
- Blessington x2

*Midlands (spend weekends)
-Lanesborough
-Roscommon
-Athlone

*Switzerland
- Frick (Ag)

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Re: How many places... ?

Four different towns in the UK for me (five if you count university), three in France and three in Switzerland, over a period of fifty years or so.

I often wonder what the implications of the current trend towards increasingly global mobility are for future generations. How will children put down roots, make lasting friendships and so on if they are constantly moving from town to town or from country to country because of their parents' careers ? Not that the parents always have much choice in the matter, of course - sadly it's all too often a straight choice bentween relocation or unemployment.
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:47
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facebook and iphones?
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facebook and iphones?
We stay in touch with Skype , Msn perhaps? It does help, even being 800 Km away ( not that far for me, i know )
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:50
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facebook and iphones?
I was talking to one of my nephews ( on facebook ) the other day.. the kid is 19, grown up near Boston, now at Uni. in Halifax has traveled near and far and has about 600 facebook friends...
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I asked him why he was on facebook instead of out the pub or something... he told me he didn't know anyone there.
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Old 11.02.2011, 15:52
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Re: How many places... ?

Logan, UT
Windsor, ON
Bowling Green, KY
Gent, Begium
Guangzhou, China
Hong Kong, China
Bowling Green, KY
Kingston, JA
Bowling Green, KY
Los Angeles, CA
Toronto, ON
Olten, Switzerland

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Luton x2, UK
Tilbury, UK
Thundersley, UK
Hinckley, UK
Portadown, NI
Port Elizabeth, SA
Pretoria, SA
Durban, SA
Johannesburg, SA
Cape Town, SA
Camberley, UK
Colchester, UK
Clare, UK
Turners Hill, UK
Farnborough, UK
Felixstowe, UK
Belfast, NI
Copenhagen , x2
Chadwell, UK
Stanford Le Hope, UK
East Hanningfield, UK
Port St Johns, Antigua
Melbourne, Australia
Gibraltar, Gi
Zurich


If I include more than 4 weeks, but less than 6 months, I would double the list.
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