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I Have Lived In Another Country

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    I lived in the United States

    for a couple years while I went to University. I didn't get a chance to really explore the country much, though. Visited Chicago, NYC, Atlanta, Jacksonville, couple different places in the East. Nice country, for the most part. Lots of different places, lots of different ways...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Feb 25

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    Scotland, England, Japan, Sweden!

    I have lived in three countries- UK, Sweden, Japan. Sweden for two years. Stockholm for six months (when I first moved), Kiruna in Lapland for a year and Skåne (yeah, it isn't just like Denmark...prejudices follow you everywhere, even Sweden :)). Kiruna was great. Snowy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 2, 2013

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    I Have...i Do..

    i have lived in another country....im a dual citizen between America and the UK my dad was born in the UK and my mum was born in america for a while they attempted to live long distance for a while and i only really saw my dad wen he was on holiday or wen we would go to him then...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2009

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    I Lived In Scandinavia and Loved It!

    I lived in Sweden for a year, an academic year actually. After my first visit to Scandinavia I tried for many years to find a job that had connections there. I continued to visit as often as possible and finally about 6 years after searching for ways to move there I found a...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    I Have Lived In Singapore, ...

    I have lived in Singapore, {where I was born, as my father was in the R.A.F. and stationed there for 2 years}. I have also lived in England,{where I was bought up}, and Australia, {where my home is now}.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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    Culture

    I count myself so fortunate to have lived in another country and experienced another culture. It was the only way that I was able to appreciate the good and bad of my own culture.
    1blujay 1blujay 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Yes. ...

    Yes. I was born in another country and moved away from that country when I was around 5 years old.
    kaykers kaykers 16-17, F Aug 8, 2008

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    South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines

    I love living in South Korea the most because of the weather, language, food, culture, people and technology. I don't like living in the Philippines because the weather is hot and humid all year round, not to mention other bad things in there.
    skyeskyeful skyeskyeful 36-40, F Mar 2, 2013

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    Hi (: Question For All Of You Who Lived Abroad

    I'm thinking about moving to China in a year or two, to study or work for few years. I wanted to live in China or Japan for years, and I went to a trip in China two weeks ago and loved it there (: the biggest problem is that I don't want to leave my close friends here behind. Who...
    aplaceforme1 aplaceforme1 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    I've Lived In

    Guatemala, Romania, the United States and Turkey. So far.
    Anitcha Anitcha 18-21, F Mar 2, 2010

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    RAF Military

    Classic military kid, ive been to more schools than I care to remember, I've lived in Scotland, England and Cyprus, but been in houses all over the place. Now my steo dad has become disabled, he's had to leave the RAF although he works in Afghanistan, so we will be moving to...
    Buttercupjade Buttercupjade 13-15, F Nov 12, 2013

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    Fun And Foreign Times

    My parents used to have a summer home in Tahiti. We'd go there every summer and spend a couple weeks on the islands, just me and my dad and my mom. No one has gone there in a long while, and I've moved out of my old house with them since then. Just last winter I decided I was...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Tokyo, Japan

    Lived there for 3 years - it was quite different from North America for sure. Loved some things and didn't like others. I recently went back (last summer) and had a great time - visited the North which I had always wanted to do. Tokyo is still the crazy busy wild place it...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 Nov 3, 2010

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    I Lived In Mexico

    I was born in San Antonio Texas along with my 4 sisters and 4 brothers.  My father only allowed all of us to speak english at home and we all spoke english at school and to each other.  So we grew up americanized.  We didn't speak with a latin accent or act like...
    renemain renemain 31-35, M Jun 7, 2010

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    Papua New Guinea

    I lived in Papua New Guinea for almost 3 years, from 2000 to 2003. I have travelled all over the country, from the highlands to the coastal regions, to the islands, and the swamp lands. I lived on Pere Island off of Manus Island which is north of the mainland of PNG. The people...
    Tohru44 Tohru44 41-45, F Aug 7, 2010

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    Yes, Briefly When I Was An ...

    Yes, briefly when I was an exchange student I lived in Galicia, Spain. An exhilarating experience for a short while. It would be difficult to start over in a different contry, away from familiar grounds, I suppose, but the place I stayed at became my second home and at this point...
    Boann Boann 22-25, F Aug 8, 2008

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    Switzerland :)

    I moved (due to my dads job) to switzerland just after my 9th birthday and eventually moved back when  was 11. My whole experience there  was pretty negative, but the country itself was nice. Unfortunately I think I was too young to appreciate it.
    Katie9300 Katie9300 16-17, F Apr 17, 2009

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    Vietnam>myanmar>cambodia>singapore

    I've grown up in an international environment, just like many families who travel abroad and bring their families with them, it's all I've ever known. I was in Vietnam from when I was a year old until about two, I don't remember much except it was and still is a place where...
    wolfs94is wolfs94is 16-17 Dec 13, 2010

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    Ireland

      I went to escape my life here, and it worked. It was fantastic, a carefree life. But I'm back now, and my problems are still here. :( only bigger now. BUT that's ok, because maybe some that Irish magic came home with me, and I am ready to face the problems, and move forward.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I have lived in the UK all my life. I have been to France, Spain, Germany, America and Holland. I wish I had been to more but my mum is afraid of flying and I'm only 18 so there's...
    MattySomeone MattySomeone 18-21, M Jul 6

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    A couple of weeks ago I met someone. He is a really good-looking, tall guy with somewhat sad bright blue eyes. It was in a place frequently visited by tourists, so it wasn't hard...
    Julize Julize 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Believe me: Living in another country helps you to appreciate your own.
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I have been to a few countries. Italy, Britain, Germany... I think I prefer my humble France to any of those places! Once I even traveled to another country to deliver coffee to a...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Well, I've actually been to multiple countries. Most I can't really remember because I was younger (around 5-7ish) but the most recent ones inspired me to travel around. The...
    AmoebaPrime AmoebaPrime 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I lived in Nova Scotia Canada for 4 years!
    Nedyert2 Nedyert2 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Lived in the following: Germany-2 years Russia-2 years Finland-12 years Visited:Iceland, Denmark,Sweden,Norway, Latvia,and Estonia.
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    As a kid (and currently) my dad was in the Air Force so when I was really young, from the ages of 3-6, I lived in Hochspeyer, Germany. I got to travel all around Europe and have...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F a week ago

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    I hadn't thought about it much, but now come to thing of it, I am fairly well-travelled, but not nearly as much as I'd like to be. I've been to Italy, Austria, Spain, United...
    Atelierdearte Atelierdearte 36-40, M Jul 6

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    When people talk about moving its normally 20 miles away. In comparison I moved a few thousand miles. I actually find it to be a joke when people are sad that they won't see their...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 70+ Jul 16

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    I shifted from India to Australia about 2 years ago.. initially it was fun and parties and what not.. when the dust settled i started looking for a job.. part time.. full time...
    sunnsood sunnsood 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Last christmas my mom and me went to the phillipines and we stayed in a place called misibis resort. it was very cool but we couldn't leave the hotel cause my mom said it wasnt...
    kadencejames kadencejames 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm sure many people have but it's a lot of fun....or it was for me at least. Milan, Italy, Munich Germany, Montreal, Canada, Cozumel, Mexico....need to go more places.
    Exptcsgood Exptcsgood 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I had zero desire to travel outside of the US..until I met and married my Puerto Rican wife. So we got married and honeymooned in the Dominican republic and of course I have been...
    123Brava1 123Brava1 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I live in the United States and have been to Canada twice, both times to British Columbia, Mexico twice, once to Tijuana and once to Cozumel. I have also been to Grand Cayman...
    JJP36 JJP36 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Paris is not as amazing as it is all hyped up to be. This summer I went to Paris, France with my parents and honestly it reminded me tok much of San Francisco. Tall buildings...
    WhiskeyHands WhiskeyHands 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was born in Paris, France, only daughter to a Franco-Spanish father, and an Irish mother.We lived in Paris for my first two years, then with my grandmothers illness we moved to...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    All my life it has been lonesome, i never had anyone come to my birthday parties. I have never had a real girl friend because they would ask me out and of course like the fool i...
    SonofAodha SonofAodha 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Normandy, Greece, Turkey, Bahamas, North America, Peru, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, England, Scotland, Wales...
    MillyMilly33 MillyMilly33 31-35, F 7 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    England, Italy, Greece, Turkey & Israel
    76sailor 76sailor 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Indonesia, Fiji, Thailand, Kenya, USA, Mexico, Jamaica, and Haiti ✈️✈️
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Canada, Italy, Greece, Mexico,and Bahamas!
    chrissyboo123 chrissyboo123 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Qatar, UAE, UK, France, Germany and US.
    Innocence28 Innocence28 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I moved to Hungary about a year ago for my fathers job. Im still learning the lagnuage :( I really want a friend though and maybe a lover :)? Im in Budapest. I dont really know my...
    cassiewantsyou2 cassiewantsyou2 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I moved to the UK from South Africa when I was 9. It's weird, I can't remember what it was like there so much that it feels like a different life. I hate that
    nomegusta nomegusta 16-17, F Jul 3

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    I've been to Florida, New York, most of the Caribbean islands, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico. I'd like to do more travelling. There's so much more I want to see!
    Frenchie40 Frenchie40 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I love to travel! Whats better then seeing new places and new people and new cultures? its so much fun! So far i didnt go abroad so much, but im saving to go far from home! Who...
    CrazyLJoker CrazyLJoker 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Does just driving 20min to get to Canada count? I need more travels in my life!!
    seriouslysarcastic seriouslysarcastic 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I was born in Makati City, Philippines. At age 4-5, I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. 2 years later, I moved back to Manila, Philippines. 6 years later, I moved to Singapore. 6 months...
    GigiCoeli GigiCoeli 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Dubai, Malaysia, US, Paris
    ghadeer95 ghadeer95 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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