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I Have Lived In Another Country

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    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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    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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    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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    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've Lived In

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I moved to Warsaw 4 days ago, work related. I'm supposed to stay here for a few months, but things are not as I expected. It's kind of weird. I'm staying at the hotel, I don't...
    Iulia555 Iulia555 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Hi its been nearly 4 years ago I moved to Kenya from the UK. And I still haven't found a good close friend. I have been feeling really alone. Im married to a Goan kenyan. A Goen...
    Moonshadowrising Moonshadowrising 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    It was a difficult time in my life. I think they call it a midlife crisis. Having recently gone through the divorce, I was unhappy with my life - bored, tired... alone. So many...
    esmeraldream esmeraldream 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    when we were kids we lived in Cal. my oldest sister was a flower child... lol ;)
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 15 hrs ago

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    A year ago I found out that the reason for this is that my 'husband' is a sex addict and has been screwing hordes of other women and prostitutes. PUKE!!!! I find myself with three...
    shanm shanm 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I want to move from home to a completely new place, anywhere really as long as I would be away from my family and everyone I know. Get to meet new people and learn their language...
    0silence0 0silence0 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I was at summer camp one week with the other boy scouts. We were doing canoe training, and it was going pretty well. There were two people in each canoe, and all of us had to...
    DarksBane DarksBane 13-15, M Apr 3

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    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    hi , i try to share this story that i felt it like many years ago ,i feel like im weird or idk its just weird ,im asian im 19 years old now study at college ,i always love people...
    bloodyelmo bloodyelmo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    hi , i try to share this story that i felt it like many years ago ,i feel like im weird or idk its just weird ,im asian im 19 years old now study at college ,i always love people...
    bloodyelmo bloodyelmo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm not in anyway socially, financially, or mentally deprived. I live with an average family. Thinking I have nothing to complain because some were even less fortunate than me...
    DreamerCost DreamerCost 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    My Year 2013 with MIL FILs death meant that we saw MIL a lot now all of a sudden, which was a change as usually I go near her maybe three times a year. In January of 2013My...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 Mar 29

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    Is it possible to start a new life alone abroad? It seems to take a lot of courage... And I really envy those people who dares to love overseas alone .... But how to I move all my...
    ooxinjie ooxinjie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I served in the Army from 1977 to 1990. I was a Military Policeman 95B. I spent my time traveling year to year all over the world. I have seen or done just about anything you could...
    babyboomer58 babyboomer58 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    We think we know right from wrong but we don't. We have our laws and our regulations and our expectations, social or otherwise and they change all the time. Laws are added and...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I went all around Ireland in a week. For Spring break 2014 I went for St. Patrick's day. I went on a tour with college students all around from the US. We were either walking or on...
    lindseem91 lindseem91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    So I remember reading this happened to someone else in this experience group. But my birthday is tomorrow. I've had no contact with my narcissistic mother for a few months. Right...
    Tabetha7 Tabetha7 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Only because they're always in another country....
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I need to get this off my chest and there's absolutely no one I can talk to about this. I have lived in this plain, boring town for the last 6 years. At first it was not too bad...
    svetlanamoncada svetlanamoncada 31-35, F Apr 14

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    Russia- I'd love to answer all the question you have about my country :)
    Lilna Lilna 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    My whole life I have never lived at the same place for longer then three years. I have moved from family member to family member, county to county, and state to state. Sometimes by...
    whodidthat1296 whodidthat1296 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I have lived an tormenting life of everything from physical and mental abuse. To now living a life of still challenges till the day I die. Don't get me wrong,life hasn't been all...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F Apr 4

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    When I was little I was in pain my step mom tryed to kill me so many times I kept telling myself it will end but the pain never did on my forhead I have the picture of my past all...
    Moonspear Moonspear 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm moving to college in the fall and I'm scared. I have no idea what I am suppose to take with me other than clothes and such. What things do I need to buy to take? My parents...
    TheWaySheFeels3 TheWaySheFeels3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Why would i bother? In finding happiness? In finding love? All of those things Have gone by, faded away Why would i bother Thinking of a mate a knight who'll sweep me of my feet...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am now age 27 hairstylist. When I was 8 years old my mom, 2 older half-sisters and I were involved in a car accident that left my mom paralyzed. I stayed with my Grandparents for...
    Linn6 Linn6 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Take a Hike,Play in Traffic,Just Get the **** Out of My Life- Because I avoid drama like the plague I am not on any social media websites. If I actually want to keep contact with a...
    StandoffishBrat StandoffishBrat 18-21 1 Response Apr 14

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    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Starting at a young age I felt alone, empty, and misunderstood. It was such a normal feeling I almost didn't realize it wasn't "normal". What was wrong with me? ADD? Depression...
    certzjbd23 certzjbd23 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Several years ago, I was at a professional women's basketball game, and I noticed one of the assistant coaches. She really stood out as a phenomenal beauty, and I remember for the...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 7 Responses Apr 1

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    I have not been diagnosed. However, lately I started looking up more information about anxiety disorders. I'm 31 and have been shy and quiet my entire life. I thought it was...
    CamillaRhodes CamillaRhodes 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I have lived in San Francisco and the years that I spent there have opened me to many experiences that I may have otherwise never have tried. Things like BDSM are no longer taboo...
    musclemanmark musclemanmark 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have recently had episodes of depression. Moving away from my friends and everything I knew is part of it. I think I also feel this way because of social networking. I look on...
    Ginger135 Ginger135 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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