We spend a lot of a lot of time complaining about the Philippines here, with some of it warranted of course, but I would like to know what others would consider a perfect world if they could choose aspects from every culture they have experienced. Basically, what would make you perfectly content in life? My perfect world: Food/Service: Arabic/South West Asia cuisine and their incredible ability to reproduce just about any foreign dish to be equal to or greater than the original is uncontested IMO. The service provided here (in Dubai right now) is also hard to beat. Freedoms: 3rd World Asia/Philippines. Very little interference from the government here. No enforced last call Economic/Opportunity: Hard to beat the US on this one. I may be a bit biased on this one since I've been treated so well by my home country. Social: Western Europe and healthcare and social programs. Culture/History/Tradition: Eastern (Developed) Asia. Russia, China, Japan, Korea. Hard to deny these places have a long history and are rich in culture and tradition. Obviously, these cultures conflict with each other in some way or another and most could never coexist. Curious to learn what others have experienced from their travels around the world. My travels are limited and there are plenty of places I have yet to visit (most of Europe, anything in Africa or south of the equator) and I would like to hear from others on how they rank everything.