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Bermuda wins Telegraph expat section competition

Bermuda has been chosen as the “perfect location to set down roots” according to a survey of expatriates by a British newspaper.

The poll was answered by readers of the Telegraph’s Expat section, who live around the world.

Winner of the £1,000 prize for the best suggestion was Karen Paterson, who lived on the Island for several years before moving to Cambridge, England.

“I lived in Bermuda for five years. I moved there for work, and ended up staying longer than I expected,” said Ms Paterson, according to the Telegraph.

“The Island life makes it very difficult to leave, but my itchy feet won out in the end, and I left to become a conservation volunteer in Africa for a year.

“I loved my time in Bermuda, particularly St George’s where I lived for the majority of my time.

“The obvious attractions — year-round sunshine, warm climate, beautiful pink beaches, clear cobalt blue waters and a friendly, laid-back lifestyle — were important factors.

“However, the Island has far more to offer, and it’s hard not to find something to suit all tastes from arts and film festivals in the winter, every conceivable community class you could want from yoga, dance and art, to Mandarin, and the best parties I have been to.”

Ms Paterson noted that British food products such as Marmite spread and Heinz baked beans are readily available in the local stores and the US and Caribbean are a relatively short flight away.

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Published January 31, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm)

Bermuda wins Telegraph expat section competition

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