According to various Facebook apps, the cities I belong in are Beijing (wha???) and NYC (again…really? I’m a city girl, but I think the Big Apple would be too big for me).
Which got me thinking. I alternately love and loathe Auckland. I hate the temperamental weather, drivers, traffic, crappy public transport, high cost of living. But I heart the surroundings – beach, bush, etc, and you know, when summer’s good, it’s GOOD. I love the cultural diversity, and the fact that I can get any cuisine I want (although I hear Wellington is even better in this area?), be it restaurant food or ingredients at ethnic stores.
I know I’ll never return to live in Malaysia. And I will almost certainly settle here, because it’s where my heart is.
But maybe that’ll change in the future. I just don’t know, and I guess I can’t say until I’ve been to more cities and countries and continents and opened my eyes up more.
Readers, where do you think my ideal city would be? Bearing in mind I love the beach and the ocean (despite being unable to swim properly), hate the wet and cold (although I’m not fond of sweltering conditions either…somewhere mild?) don’t drive, love food of all kinds and enjoy greenery as much as concrete jungle. Based on that very limited information, I’m sure you’ll come up with some awesome places I’d never even thought of.
What city would you love to live in?