All of us know have this idea of a perfect place where we would like to live someday. For some, that place might be in laps of the mountains in Switzerland and for others, it could be by the sea in Pondicherry. We all have our reasons for wanting to live where we want to. It could be the cultural influence of the place, the food it is famous for, or simply the fact that we like what we have seen in photos. Here The Week asked some people where they would like to live if they could live anywhere in the world.
Achyut Khanal, Student
I would choose to live anywhere that has a good internet connection and a charging port. Jokes apart, I consider Japan to be the ideal place to live in, especially the Kyoto region. I have always been a big fan of Japan and its culture. And for the longest time, I’ve wanted to live there. It’s the one place in the country with probably the best cultural spectacles in the world. Beautiful buildings, rich traditions, and most of all, really good food. One can never ignore good food. You can even rent a kimono and feel like a local, if you wish. The houses in Kyoto aren’t all that expensive and the city was the former capital of Japan. Truly, living in Japan would be a dream come true.
Karan Giri, Naturalist/Nature Photographer
I really like nature and, for me, the ideal place to live would be somewhere close to it. It would definitely have to be a place with a lot of wildlife too. I would feel very out of place where I’m not surrounded by nature. I’m really attached to Chitwan and Bardia so I think I would probably just live at one of these two places for the rest of my life. I’m already living in Chitwan as I was born here and I even grew up here. And this place is very special to me too.
Anisha Adhikari, Nature Guide
Surprisingly, this question has brought out the patriot in me. I think even if I had the chance to live anywhere in the world, I would still choose to live in Nepal, more specifically, in Chitwan. I grew up in Chitwan and this has familiarized me with nature and wildlife. I really enjoy living near and exploring nature – I’m even working in the same field – so, I don’t think I can ever permanently live away from nature. And for that, Chitwan is the ideal place to be.
Shreejal Sainju, Student
I don’t even have to think twice before answering because Switzerland has always been a dream destination for me. I think it’s the ideal place to live in. First, there are mountains everywhere and I have seen photos of beautiful, breathtaking landscapes that make me want to pack my bags and move there. I wish to feel that fresh air and wake up in that environment every day. And it’s not just the beautiful landscapes that fascinate me. The fact that Switzerland is a lot ahead of many countries in terms of facilities is also awe-inspiring. It’s a place that seems like a paradise.
Supriya Maskey, Student
Traveling is what I was born to do. Going to new places, surrounding myself with new people and trying new types of food are some things that make me feel alive. So it’s really difficult for me to choose one place where I would want to settle down. Having traveled to so many places, I have come to realize that it’s never a physical location that makes me happy but rather the ambience of a place and the people I’m surrounded by. So if I had to choose one place in the world to live, it would be anywhere as long as I’m surrounded by people who bring out the best in me.
Jasmin Shakya, Social Worker
I consider myself lucky to be where I am. Nepal is beautiful and I really wouldn’t choose to live elsewhere. For me, natural beauty stands for relaxation, peace, relief and the most gorgeous sights that could inspire me. And Nepal has given me all that and more. But apart from Nepal, I am in awe of Lofeten in Norway. It’s visually stunning and looks really peaceful and I’m sure it will have a very calming effect on me. I feel it’s a humble slice of heaven with stunning mountain peaks to climb, or archipelago’s bays to surf. With Lofeten’s vibrant scenes and Northern Lights during the night, it sounds like the most welcoming place to be in. I would surely live there if I ever got the opportunity to do so.