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I Have Lived In Another Country

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Nov 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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...
    ThejaMT ThejaMT 26-30, M Feb 25, 2014

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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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    My mom and dad own their own business

    and basically can work where ever they want. So we live in the US six months of the year and Costa Rica the other six months.
    y2kgirl y2kgirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 11, 2010

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    Growing up, I lived in Germany

    for four and a half years. It was an amazing experience. My family and I were able to travel around Europe and see so many cool things. We met a lot of great people there who we are still friends with today. Also, living there pushed me to study German once we moved back to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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 wonder if there are any others

    that can relate to my issue. I have traveled to and lived in other countries over the years. I was stationed in Germany for a couple of years many years ago, and I lived in the Philippines for about a year, again many years ago. Having grown up in the US, I discovered I had a...
    LostDragon LostDragon 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2015

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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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    I lived in vilseck Germany

    for 3 years granted was there only 1 year total due to deployments but loved europe
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T Aug 6, 2015

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    A description of my life can be broken down into 3 activities 1. Activities aimed at caring for my house and family 2. Activities that aimed keeping me entertained 3. Activities...
    colorbuff colorbuff 51-55, F 47 mins ago

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    So I went to visit my grandparents and they had some guy staying with them till he got back on his feet. We'll call him jake. Jake was older than me almost in his 30's. He was...
    greycloudsinabrightcity greycloudsinabrightcity 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    i love country living i love the nature i love back roads i like bonfires, i love the creek, i love fishing, i like camo, i like mudding, i like horses. cows, ever been too a...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    My name is Tiffani and I am looking for another person with KSS for my brother, Keith. He is 42 now and was diagnosed at 24. He started showing signs in his late teens, first by...
    Tiffanimorgan Tiffanimorgan 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I remember being in the last year of high school and being one of the skinny ish kids and i used to go shopping for clothes in normal shops now i have to go to plus size shops to...
    bigchubbygirl bigchubbygirl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Yes just another lonely v day
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    When I walked back in, you looked surprised. I was surprised too but I didn't show it. I was surprised by myself, a year ago I never would have even been able to talk to you for...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Wednesday.... I went to meet you in your office.... I arrived a bit early...OK.... Nearly an hour earlier than I knew you would be there... But I needed some time to think... At...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    After eight months of going through the bureaucracy of our health system and waiting for their approval, I finally had the chance to see a new neurologist. I was excited, yet...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 46-50, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    4. Sometimes I wonder where my life would be without the internet and communities such as EP. For as long as I can remember I have always used the internet as a platform for...
    TatlerAmbition TatlerAmbition 70+ 7 hrs ago

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    Thankful to the amazing lady friends I'm making!!! When I first came to EP I mainly encountered snarky and mean girls. Yay for women who support and love one another!!!
    chloegoldmine chloegoldmine 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I only saw him once in he works in a book shop that is 3 hours away where I lived, I never felt like I did when I saw this guy with glasses and blonde hair what I had never felt...
    mblan11 mblan11 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    when I was 5-6 my dad molested me and my mom denied it and says that the flash backs I get are lies I've filled my head with and now I find out that if my mom gets another thing...
    sirenserenade sirenserenade 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    One my best experiences was with a Asian woman around my age. The only reason It ended was due to her request. (She moved to another country ). We still talk even to this day and...
    Xirzin Xirzin 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I used to have to travel for work. That took me to the UK, France, Finland, Australia, Singapore and Japan. Been to Mexico and Canada. This summer I am going to Vietnam--looking...
    Rrynn Rrynn 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love this avatar: It is hard to see it now (as EP has shrunk avatars) It is a bright and happy mosaic of many homes and houses kind of stacked all together really snugly and...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Actually, a few of them - but I'm not a tourist . . . always had some reason to go. Tried to get to know the locals, learn the language when necessary, and find out what it's like...
    wron01 wron01 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    When I was in college, I studied abroad in Ireland. Unlike most study-abroad programs, this was actually my first semester in college... it was part of some weird "global...
    Tezh Tezh 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm American and my mom is German. Outside the USA, I've lived in Germany and Denmark, and attended Bible schools in England and Austria. I've also visited Ireland, Belgium...
    drmjr drmjr 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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