Mt. Athos is amazing, but if I would retire to another country it would be the Portuguese Azores, probably Pico or São Miguel. Perfect climate, jaw-dropping, rugged beauty, strongly Catholic, and very old-fashioned and decent. The strain of Catholicism there is very pastoral and far more 'mystic' than the more Scholastic interpretation, which is the most appealing side of the Church for me. The people are also very kind and simple. Plus Portuguese is a very beautiful language which I am in the process of learning.
Very true. I do have Korean neighbors too and they mind their business as well. But I think it is a cultural thing where they don't talk to people not Asian. When ur neighbor is Asian along with you, it could be very different. It is a part of their culture