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Top 10 Thursday – Places to live


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I love my new blog schedule. Makes it so much easier to decide what to blog about.
Today I have got something which I have planed for quite a while.

My Top 10 places to live

I love all those places and I don’t want to devaluate a place because the ranking seems to be lower than another one.

10

Berlin

The city where I am living, a population of 3,5 million people, capital of Germany.
I like it.
I like the fact that there is urban life at its best and you have green suburbs, old villages.

Berlin is a city full of contrasts.
Traditions vs anarchy.
Old vs new.
Concrete vs green
The list can be extended.

Our major Klaus Wowereit calls Berlin “Poor, but sexy.”
It is a very inspirational place to live, although sometimes …

9

Menden
My hometown, the place where I grew up.
A very green town with 55,000 citizens.
The slogan of Menden is: “Town in the forest.”

It is a very old town, founded long ago and gaining town privileges in 1275.
My family used to live in a house which was built in 1794 – nearly as old as the USA.
Menden is also very famous for her pubs. They say that she has nearly as much as Düsseldorf, who claims having the most.

8

Hamburg
Another big city.
The advantage of Hamburg: it is close to the sea.
They have a lovely tea restaurant.
I love the flair and the accent of her citizens.

And my ex proposed to me in Hamburg.

7

Cologne
Cologne – mother of carnival.
For somebody from Menden Cologne was the essence of the world.
The nearby Ruhr-District seemed somewhat boring but Cologne – that’s metropolitan.
Always loved being there, strolling around, listening to people, visiting museums …

6


Lake Constance – not a city but an area.
My sister lives there, and I love visiting her and relax at Germany’s biggest lake.
In my opinion weather is a bit different in that region than in Berlin.
It is much more sunny and some places at Lake Constance give me a kind of southern feeling.

5

Wales
I had the pleasure to visit this lovely area right after “Abitur” –  High School Diploma.
The hilly area reminds me of my Sauerland based home town.
But Wales is a bit more rough than the Sauerland. I feel more grounded in that area.

4

Boston
Boston – my synonym for a wonderful student exchange in Massachusetts.
I had the pleasure to visit an American family and high school for four weeks.
Really it was one of the highlights of my life.

3

Northsea
When ever I think of a place of relaxation – North Sea comes to my mind.
I love the air, the wind, the waves, the sand, the sea gulls – and when thinking of East-Frisia – the tea.
One day soonish I would love to be there again, just sitting in the sand and watching the sea.

2

london
Swinging London –  best place to party.
But London is more, much more.
I am a huge fan of the British Museum … I need to explore the Egyptian exhibition …

I have to admit, that I love British supermarkets as well as I love American ones.
Being from a small town where a supermarket has been just a bigger grocery shop, the supermarkets in the States and UK seemed like paradies.
Just have a look at the huge shelves of ready meals … always admired that.
And yes for sure … tea… and vegetarian options.

1

San Francisco
My personal paradise … the city at the bay.
I never felt more myself than in times being there.

Your turn:
What is your favorite place to live and why?
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Pictures: by me and stockexchange

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4 thoughts on “Top 10 Thursday – Places to live

  1. Your home town looks beautiful. I have been fortunate to have visited some of the places on your list: Boston, London and Wales. What a fun list to dream about🙂

    • thanks dear🙂
      my hometown is a very green town🙂
      will post later this year some scenic sunday pix🙂

      yes i love to dream about this too … glad you have visited some places too🙂

  2. Nice to read about the places that you would like to live. Thanks for sharing your thoughts & photos. I wonder where will be your next stop after Berlin – glad to see it on the list!! For me has to be right here in Korcula or Dunedin,NZ my hometown. Home is where the heart is! x

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