Norway 'the best place to live'

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    BBC.

    All off to Norway then...
     
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    I don't think I can argue with that. While I've never been, I love cold weather. And if cuties like Heilage are any indication of the look of the general population, I'm there. :)
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    We beat the UK! AMERICA, F*** YEAH! :D
     
  5. iBlue macrumors Core

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    THE HELL WE ARE! If you think I'm a big whiner about the cold weather in England... :eek::D

    I say we go for number 2, Australia sounds fab. Yup.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I am surprised to see UK below the US. Not that I hate the US or anything, but I'm rather shocked about UK's standings.

     
  7. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    The US has some significant faults, but generally you get more for your money there (in everything, especially space in housing), you're taxed less, and you have a massive choice in the type of environment (weather wise) you want to live in.
     
  8. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    It's a great place to live, but I think it's weird to rank countries like this. It's too objective, and there's really no point in combining the different indexes into one "uberlist" of "good countries".

    That said, I'm constantly looking for some way of making a salary in Norway and living in the south of France :D
     
  9. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    Have you ever eaten English food?
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's a really good point. When I went to Hinckley and London I was shocked about all the taxation that goes on. The people I was with just went on and on about taxes to park, to drive, to watch tv, etc.
     
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    I'm more concerned about the state of their beers!
     
  13. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Fish and chips taste exactly like their wrapping paper.
     
  14. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Yup! :)
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    So in other words, it tastes better than American food.
     
  16. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, American food tastes great! It just kills you.
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Child's play compared to some of the things people eat, and actually enjoy, here in Norway, like rakfisk, gamalost, smalahove, gravlaks and lutefisk.
     
  18. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    Ah no fair, preserved foods from any culture can seem pretty disgusting if you haven't grown up on them.
     
  19. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Damnit, you're scaring them away. Oh well, more oil money for me then. :D
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    HAHA! Especially that scary breakfast thing. :eek::D

    Sorry- I love you guys, but this is just messed up. :)
     

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    artic oil and low population equal= plenty of jingle in ur pocketz
     
  23. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Baconnaise rocks. Mayonnaise is awesome no matter what- especially when they put in on the fries you get on the street in Berlin. :)
     
  24. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, here's something: Apple are actually pretty big in Norway. We don't have any applestores, but authorized resellers are popping up all over the place, especially in the last five years.
    Oh, and the economic "crisis" is already over in Norway, the stockmarket is high and the unemployment low.
     
  25. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    I've been there. Beautiful!!! But things are expensive and they put corn on their pizza. :)
     

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