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Stockholm versus London

*Gully Gull*
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:16 PM
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Q. If you had the stark choice, to live in Stockholm or London (and let's assume that you can start either "life" instantaneously), which would you choose and why?

For the purposes of the the thread, please don't bring other towns or cities into it - it's a straight fight between the two.

Very interested to hear your reasons.
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:19 PM
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Joined: 27.Oct.2005

None... i would rather be dead... biggrin.gif
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Matius
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:31 PM
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Definately Stockholm, London is full of fat birds who eat crisps
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etuna
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:31 PM
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"if you are tired of London you are tired of life" a cliche but apt I think.
Stockholm for access to wet bits and green bits, London for most other things.
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Markbase with an Invisibl...
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:32 PM
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Location: Malmö
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London, hands down.
My feeling is that, if you're going to live in a major international city, you might as well be in one that has a large population, a true mix of nearly all cultures (most of which co-exist and inter-mingle very well), an incredible amount of energy, and an endless amount of things to do (many of which are actually free). London is this and so much more. Of course there are down-sides as well; it's bloody expensive, much of the housing lacks basic things like double-glazing, central heating - even insulation, the showers (if you're lucky enough to have them) normally hardly have any water pressure (drizzly-drizzle).
But all in all, it's a fantastic city

I spent two weeks in Stockholm, and saw all I wanted to see. I spent 12 years in London, and would discover something new every time I had a visitor, or just felt like exploring. There are still some things I'd like to see and do there.

That's why I'd choose London.

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Matius
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:33 PM
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Women in Stockholm are better looking and up for it.
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Markbase with an Invisibl...
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:34 PM
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Bollocks. There is so much more to choose from in London, and many I've met are more than up for it.

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*Wolfie*
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:57 PM
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There are 50 000 Swedes in London. What does that tell you?
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Citrus
post 3.Feb.2006, 02:58 PM
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there must be at least 150 million brits in America, but that really doesnt tell us much either.
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etuna
post 3.Feb.2006, 03:01 PM
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not much about the Stockholm/ London debate anyway
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*The Teenage Diplomat*
post 3.Feb.2006, 03:01 PM
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well then wait for a while and those swedes will be english
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*Gully Gull*
post 3.Feb.2006, 03:02 PM
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QUOTE (Wolfie)
There are 50 000 Swedes in London. What does that tell you?


Nothing.

Two worthwhile responses in the thread so far.
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*Mark Boy*
post 3.Feb.2006, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE (Matius)
Women in Stockholm are better looking and up for it.



I was lead to believe that Swedish girls are sexy, blonde, slim and beautiful!


But then I moved to Sweden and saw reality! laugh.gif
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Fredde
post 3.Feb.2006, 03:14 PM
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I think Markbase is right on the money in the sense that London is about choice and there is a lot less choice in Stockholm. This goes both for eyecandy as well as other things.

However it should be added that from a fashion point of view I think the overall skill/taste is way better in Stockholm than in London.. if you like 2-3 styles.. in London you get see so many different ways that people express themselves in. I think a lot of Swedes become enamoured with the lack of peer pressure to conform.

Stockholm will make you very happy if you do not want to browse the world. For me Stockholm is so beautiful and the surrounding nature is amazing. However it is also a city that you get restless in quite quickly.. On the other hand quality of life is orders of magnitude better in Stockholm especially for families with small children. So I guess it depends on what phase in life you are in and what your preferences are.

Personally for me I would like to combine the quality of life, nature and architecture of Stockholm with the earning potential and cultural life of London. Is there such a place or do I need to do the weekly commute from Stockholm to London?
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Fredde
post 3.Feb.2006, 03:15 PM
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QUOTE (Desdichado)
well then wait for a while and those swedes will be english


Never I tell you!!! And I don't have to as I think it is easier to be yourself as an immigrant in the UK than in Sweden.
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