If you are allowed to pick 1 thing from each country you have visited until now, to make your ideal country to live in, how would that look?
My ideal country has:
- The landscapes of Norway; there is nothing like a snow capped mountain towering over ocean.
- The friendliness of Canada; I want to be greeted like an old friend by complete strangers.
- The beaches of New Zealand; fine sand and bright blue water, in a temperate climate where you never get hot feet, and you smell wild gorse; smells like coconut skin lotion.
- The homes of Sweden; supremely well-built and proportioned, with tasteful interiors and modern, clean, fully electric systems.
- The breakfasts of England; fried eggs, Cumberland sausage, bacon, hash browns, beans, brown toast, mushrooms. A day starting that way is already a full success.
- The tea of India; and I mean, not only should it be strong, dark Assam, but it should be served with milk, by a walla, whenever I ring.
- The food culture of France; it’s not so much about what’s served, but how people enjoy it; sitting at the table for a loooong time, pouring one glass of wine after another, as the conversation flows.
- The food of Jordan; all these incredible things based on nuts and pulses… Arabic food is a dream for people who are both hungry and health conscious. Nothing is more satisfying to eat.
- The coffee of Turkey; that traditional stuff with the grounds at the bottom!
- The music of Brazil; there is something both dreamy and compelling about much of the music coming out of Brazil. They manage to make music that is both relaxing and invigorating at the same time.
- The luxury sedan cars of the United States; some of the world’s greatest cars are American. I particularly like the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado, but also the Cord 810, the Duesenberg J, and the big Lincoln starring in The Matrix. And then, of course, you’ve got Tesla, that breath of fresh air.
- The cultural sophistication of Japan; if you’ve been to Japan, you know what I mean. There is such depth to everything, you could write a lecture on just about anything. Tea pots, rice, roof beams… everything in Japan is the result of long, historical dedication.
- The geothermal capabilities of Iceland; it’s fantastic, you have hot springs and hot water directly out of the ground.
- The glitz of China; I love how China unashamedly enjoys luxury. For someone who has been steeped in the Bauhaus spirit all his life by growing up in Germany, that jolly, Chinese way of saying yes to everything that is laden with gold, upholstered in white leather, and decorated with embroidered elephants is such a breath of fresh air. Bring on the glitz!
- The plazas of Spain; so nice to have an oasis of rest every few blocks in a city.
- The mellowness of Paraguay; “tranquilo” is an ideal in Paraguay, and it should be everywhere, I feel. The world would be a better place if everyone were to buy into doing things slowly.
- The wines of Argentina; for me, wine needs to be so dark, it is almost black; it needs to be fiery as brandy, fragrant, and strong. Try Malbec from Argentina, it does that very well. SOURCE