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Friday, June 12, 2009

Want to escape?

Try moving to Uruguay, for a "sustainable" lifestyle.

Or if you regard murder and suicide rates as indicators of general unhappiness, note the countries with low rates. (Also note how statistics is plagued with problems of accurate information, though.)

6 comments:

mexicano said...

May I humbly suggest the Yucatan part of Mexico as a suitable alternative. Just as cheap, safe and accessible as Uruguay but much closer to civilisation and more sophisticated as well.

Sackerson said...

Thanks for the tip, Mexicano. Is that anywhere near where Sir James Goldsmith built his fortress?

Anonymous said...

Uruguay the size of Spain? Not in my atlas. Admittedly, it is an old atlas.

Sackerson said...

You're right, Anon, Spain is nearly 3 times bigger.

mexicano said...

No, Sackerson, Goldsmith built his on the west coast up towards Baja California. The Yucatan is the peninsula on the east coast that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean. It´s a big empty space the size of England and Wales put together but with only 2 million people, most of those in the two main cities - Cancun and Merida. The first offers a fast, US-style living; the second has a more sedate, colonial pace.

Hope this helps!

Sackerson said...

Gracias!