I’ve just read an article on CNN that France has been voted as being the best place in the world to live according to International Living magazine.
I wonder how they can vote an entire country as being the best place to live? Yes, the article highlights some of the advantages of living in France such as the excellent healthcare system, the skiing and the beaches, the food and the wine and lots of paid holiday for workers, but surely that is not the be all and end all?
How about high unemployment, high taxes and social security charges, the fact the French have one of the highest levels of consumption of anti-depressants (sorry, can’t write in English today, its all coming out Frenchiefied!) and bureaucracy?
I have a love hate relationship with France. I do love living here but would I not love living in another country as well? I can’t say that the reasons I love living here are because its France. I could ski, eat cheese and drink wine in Switzerland and yet benefit from lower taxes at the same time. So why France?