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I Have Lived In Another Country

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 Feb 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    I lived in Austria for a year. He went to the same school as I did and although we had never talked before, we did say hi to each other in the hallway--This was because one day we...
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    I have been to a large number of locations for traveling. (mostly vacationing with my family) i have been to: Florida, New York, California, Colorado (asoni), Dubai, Hawaii...
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    Okay so I have a thing for this guy I work with. He is 5 years older than me and has a kid with his current girlfriend. He is also my neighbour so we are constantly around each...
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    To Amsterdam then back to Germany. Just found out a couple of days ago from my work I'm traveling again. First to Holland then to Germany-Again. More airports, hotels and...
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    I have been to 13 countries and 14th is my country of origin! India!
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    I've been to London, Scandinavia, Italy, the Bahamas & Asia. Would love to visit Dubai.
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    I've been to lots of different countries. My family makes traveling a contest. I used to be in third place with 13 but my brother went to a few European countries so now I'm dead...
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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
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    Canada, USA, Jamaica, Grenada I'd love to see Paris, France...and Zanzibar... And Italy.
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    I have been to America on several occasions. I love the American lifestyle very much.
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