All those American places you mentioned would be miserable for me! Too cold and desolate! As much as I want to visit Scotland, I can’t imagine living there.
The humidity and heat are comforting to me. Well, maybe not so much when we are hovering just under 100 degrees! But, I am fine with 90 degrees. Oddly, as much as people complain about our humidity, it doesn’t bother me. In fact, I much prefer humid weather to dry. I tend to get ill with upper respiratory illnesses when it’s dry. I feel healthier and stronger when it’s humid.
I understand what you mean about moving from the country to the city. I was raised in a very rural area and the more congested areas I’ve lived in as an adult took some getting used to. For 20+ years here, I lived in the country on three acres on a dirt road. It was nice for a while but the older I got, the less I liked it. I moved into the city 14 years ago — well, ours is a city much smaller than Liverpool but a city nonetheless — and I love it.
I am also a flatlander — no mountains for me! I don’t even care for hills much. To visit, fine — to live, no thanks! Give me flat land and water!
You be the snowdrop and I’ll be the hibiscus! Both beautiful in our own fashion.