The world is a wonderful, huge, mysterious place, so it would be a crying shame to only ever live in the same place you were born when there is literally a world of experiences that you could be enjoying. However, the very fact that the world is so huge can make it difficult to decide where to start looking.
That's where we come in. We love you so much that we've compiled a list of some of our favourite cities to live in. Take a look at our choices below...
From Chinatown to Brick Lane, the Big Smoke is a hotpot of cultures. There's a new fantastic restaurant to try every week, it seems, as well as comedic entertainment that's sure to tickle your funny bone. Whether you're an art buff or you want a cracking night out (try Soho), you'll find a spot to call home in London. Plus, with England being relatively small, it's easy to use it as a base to explore the rest of the country.
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Find other expats in London here.
One for the romantics, certainly, but there's so much more to Paris than love stories. Just being able to walk alongside the stunning Seine, or indulge in the delicious wine (which is considered a human right and a necessary part of life by the French) are reasons enough to pack your bags right now. The food is exquisite, the architecture is beautiful, and don't get us started on the art...
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Here are ten perfectly valid reasons you should move to Paris.
New York, USA
One word: Broadway. Putting on arguably the best shows in the whole world, this New York street will win your heart. So will the ability to buy a slice of INCREDIBLE pizza at any time of day or night, and, perhaps most arrestingly, the American Dream. If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere, or so the song goes. There's a wonderfully positive charm to the city that can't be ignored.
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Find other New York expats here.
Wellington, New Zealand
If stunning scenery is your thing, then New Zealand is surely the top choice (remember the landscapes in Lord of the Rings?), and Wellington is the perfect base to explore the beauty of this country. The great outdoors is certainly celebrated here – there are 102 playgrounds and parks in the city. Coupled with the high quality of life, this makes Wellington an attractive choice.
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This site offers a great guide for expats hoping to move to Wellington.
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About The Author
This guest post was written by Richard Craig who works at Quintessentially Estates, the independent property advisors. Richard is an expert on buying and investing in overseas properties and he loves travelling and business. Thanks for reading, and please follow our Twitter account to learn more.