What are some of the best countries in Europe to live in?

I am still in high school, however I do not want to live in America for the rest of my life. I would prefer to leave after collage and maintaining a good job for awhile. Some countries that appeal to me are the U.K., Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, and Norway. I know a good deal of Spanish (that doesn’t really help me in the countries I listed above) and I’m willing to learn a new language. Any suggestions, or pros and cons?

Norway has recently gotten top honors for the best quality of life. Oddly Spanish would be a benefit since a lot of Norwegians spend the winter on the Costa del Sol in Spain. Any of the western European countries you name would be good, but I would not omit Germany or France as possibilities. Since you are still in high school, you should consider spending a semester or year abroad in Europe and do some traveling. You will have a much better idea after you have spent some time elsewhere. Take Spanish, French or German if you can. Any one of them would help regardless of your ultimate decision.

Where is the best country to live/best citizenship to have in the world? Why?

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The United States of America. No details needed…everyone who lives here and is not a socialist knows there is no place better…we are the last great hope in the world…"the shining city on the hill".

"If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to, this is the last stand on earth." – Ronald Reagan

Uruguay – One Of The Best Countries To Live And Retire?

Many foreigners live and retire in Uruguay because of its fantastic nature and quality of life. Uruguay has a lot to offer those who decide to live and retire in Uruguay. Whether you dream of a restored colonial home with modern interiors and harbor views…A small cottage in a quiet courtyard…Or a lazy beach retreat where you can sit on the balcony and watch the waves crash on the sand…you can find it in Uruguay – one of the best countries to live and retire in the world.

Many recommend Uruguay as the best value for your second home dollar. This is the second smallest country in South America after Suriname.

The name Uruguay means river of colorful birds. Is related to the name Guyana: Arawak-Guayana, land of many wat

Punta del Este
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ers. The country has a predominantly low-lying landscape.

Unlike the South American neighbors, crime is not a serious problem in Uruguay. Like anywhere, you should, however sensible precautions are taken. That said, Montevideo provides the highest chance for a run-in with pickpockets. So maybe this should not be your first choice.

Uruguay has an extensive internal bus system. Non-local departmental buses leave from the Tres Cruces station that also serves international coaches. The buses are frequent, and many companies serving the same routes. Unlike other South American countries, taxis in Uruguay are safe and quite affordable.

In rural areas, hitch hiking is fairly common and as safe as hitching is everywhere. There are several places to visit in Uruguay offers a wide range of activities.

Punta del Este is the area most frequented by celebrities due to its vibrant nightlife. More than 100 hotels with charming roman architecture, 80 restaurants and numerous clubs and live music on the beaches all contribute to this country’s culture.

Set on the Rio de la Plata, it offers beautiful wide white sandy beaches, some perfect for swimming and others to surf (both with spectacular sunsets). Punta del Este is well located for day trips to the mountains for hiking, fishing and windsurfing, and boat tours to see sea lions, golf, horse riding and visit different beaches.

Known for its cave system, Las Grutas Beach is can be lots of fun to explore, and offers live music, exercise equipment, internet access and entertainment directly on the beach. Nearby Jose Ignacio is also a good place to go to see some local arc

Lobos Islands in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
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hitecture and eat some fresh seafood.

There are several places to visit in Uruguay offers a wide range of activities.

Approximately 60 percent of the population is covered by private non-profit public health organizations called mutualistas. Free coverage by the Ministry of Public Health covers about 20 percent of the population, and military and or police or private companies cover about 10 percent.

The contribution of the alternating conquerors and diverse immigrants has resulted in native traditions that integrate this diversity. Complete with its own music and dance; gaucho is about pride and dignity, individual integrity and national identity.

This is just a short glimpse into what makes Uruguay one of the best countries to live and retire. You can continue your research below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uy.html

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2091.htm

http://wikitravel.org/en/Uruguay