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Croatia Keith



Joined: 27 Mar 2012
Posts: 23
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 12 1:06 pm    Post subject: Croatia has a lot to offer.  Reply with quote    

We found Croatia more by luck than good judgement and have been here for 8 years now. http://inlandcroatianews.wordpress.com/

Many people know about Croatia's lovely coastline and islands but anything near the coast was way out of our price range even back then. We now live about 2 hours drive inland near the capital Zagreb.

We have a lovely farm property with several acres of land in a small village and have neighbours that would do anything to help you without question or hesitation.

I'm sitting here watching the diamond jubilee celebrations on the TV and trying to explain to my Croatian friends why us Brits love our royalty as we do. (Well some of us do) They all ask why we would consider leaving such a wonderful country as England? they watch too many BBC programes and think everywhere is like "Midsomer Murders".

There is nothing that we really miss from the UK but being only 2 hours away thanks to Easyjet its easy to head back for family events as and when needed.

The language here can be hard to master but with so many Croats speaking good English its very easy to be lazy.

We wanted to downsize, learn to run our own smallholding and live a much simpler way of life and there was just no way we could afford it back in the UK. Now that we have done it in Croatia we would be very unlikely to go back unless we were forced to.

nugger



Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 27
Location: North Florida
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 13 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All the land in Britain is owned by the wealthy & thats the way it will stay, good old uk where every one is hemmed in,in little box's so the rich can enjoy the county side all to themselves & makes any one that wants a little bit of land for themselves move out the country, sad state of affairs. If any one is interested, I have 5 acres for sale, just up the road from me, ready to move on to with septic, power & well, rates are $300 a year, suwannee river 3 miles away with fantastic fishing, you can also watch the sturgeon jumping 6ft out the water. 30 minutes to the gulf of mexico & excellent hunting for deer, turkey, & hogs. $49,000 2 1/2 hrs north of Orlando. Been here for 10 years & love it.

Croatia Keith



Joined: 27 Mar 2012
Posts: 23
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 13 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are back in the UK at the moment for a visit and after nearly 9 years away nothing has changed very much. Very sad.

Friends we left behind years ago are still looking for land.

Glad we are not living in Cyprus though!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32593
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 13 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nz has a lot of good points but i wouldnt /didnt move.if i was to change country it would need to be warm ,relaxed and not full of biting wildlife .

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6453
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 13 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

John has just been given a blacksmithing job by a local hotelier. He bought a house just south west of Bergerac (France)a couple of years back. of course they got talking and apparently prices are at a record low at present.

Im even more keen to get there in less than a fortnight.

Shane



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 3023
Location: Doha. Is hot.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 13 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've come to the conclusion over the years that the more different countries you live in, the more you realise how great a country the UK is. The problems that people have with the place are nothing compared to some of the issues out in the big world, believe me.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 13 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shane wrote:
I've come to the conclusion over the years that the more different countries you live in, the more you realise how great a country the UK is. The problems that people have with the place are nothing compared to some of the issues out in the big world, believe me.


I wholeheartedly agree, although this weather is REALLY getting tedious.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43858
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 13 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Deffo wouldn't move anywhere else.

VM



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 1745
Location: Lincolnshire
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 13 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd go to Lincolnshire - oops, I'm here already!

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 4893
Location: London N21
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 13 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Somewhere in Mid Wales, near a sea trout river, but high enough above sea level for when the ice caps melt.

VM



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 1745
Location: Lincolnshire
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 13 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, well, Lincs not such an obvious location when considering melting ice caps. But I did quite a bit of reading on sea level rises when writing a children's book set in future, more watery world; and came to the conclusion that, though pretty scary and frustrating in terms of what we are doing to the planet, the big rises will take a while, so think I can sit it out here at about 10 metres above sea level for my lifetime (being already some years past 50) though might need to help grandchildren pack their bags for Welsh hills sometime before that!

etc etc

Erikht



Joined: 08 Feb 2005
Posts: 3358

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 13 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Somewhere in the UK, perhaps?

john of wessex



Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 2091

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 13 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I had to leave, Germany isn't without its attractions

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 5791
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 13 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I emigrated from Wales to Scotland.

I've been to a few places in Europe, language would be no problem.
Obviously having enjoyed our trip there, NZ would be very attractive if it were possible.

Quite a few Brits don't stick it in NZ (and possibly Australia) as they assume the English spoken , the attitudes to life, the ways of doing things and everything will be the same as they've left.....

they're not willing to "muck in" and share

katie



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 708
Location: midlands
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 13 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've lived in Australia and Germany. Both had there good points.
I've always fancied moving to the Ozarks - a big chunk of land and very few restrictions compared to here.

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